LOS ANGELES - You can now add "school founder" to George Clooney’s resume. Last week, the actor helped kick off the school year at the Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet, a new program at the Roybal Learning Center, in downtown Los Angeles.
The specialized academy is designed to drive transformational change across the entertainment industry for students from underserved communities.
FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier has joined the Roybal Advisory Board, which also includes top executives from Amazon, NBCUniversal, Disney, and Paramount, along with actors such as Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Don Cheadle, and Clooney."If it works then we get to move this; we get to take it to New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and we can very quickly change the face of our industry in a big way.
And that’s because all of you young people sitting here today who we are placing our hopes and dreams on," Clooney told the students.