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Ava DuVernay Helps Start a Diversity Initiative for Hollywood

Ava DuVernay is partnering up with the mayor of Los Angeles to launch a Hollywood Diversity Program for women and people of color: 

“With an eye toward helping young women and people of color break into the entertainment business, the city of Los Angeles is hoping to lend a hand.

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, and Ava DuVernay, a filmmaker who has rocketed up the ranks in Hollywood, are teaming up with the producer Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie”) to start a public-private partnership that would fund 150 internships for women, people of color and those from low-income households, they announced on Monday. The goal is to support 500 interns a year by 2020 — which, incidentally, might be when Mr. Garcetti follows through on his consideration to run for president.”

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(Source: Nytimes.com)

Originally published: 2/13/2018

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