New Los Angeles high school aims to train Hollywood production workers


New Los Angeles high school aims to train Hollywood production workers | EdSource




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A high school devoted to making a pipeline of numerous workers for Hollywood production crews and backed by the actor George Clooney has opened, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Roybal School of Film and Television Production Magnet opened final month with 150 ninth- and Tenth-grade college students within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

It is housed throughout the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles and is designed to draw college students from underrepresented backgrounds who’re thinking about leisure however might lack the chance to break into well-paid union jobs corresponding to digital camera operators, set decorators and make-up artists.

“It’s like training to be a doctor. You’re going to learn a trade [and] if you work and get good at your trade, there will be jobs for you,” Clooney advised the newspaper in an interview. “We’re in desperate need of workers.”

Clooney and different celebrities,  joined LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho at a press occasion Wednesday to mark the school’s debut.


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