Los Angeles (USA), Jun 21 (EFE) .- George Clooney, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling and Don Cheadle will open a high school in Los Angeles (USA) for students interested in developing their future career in the world of cinema.
The center, which will be part of the Los Angeles public school network, will be located at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center, northeast of the downtown area of the Californian city, a predominantly Latino area.
“Our goal is to better reflect the diversity of the country. That means starting early. It means creating high school programs that teach young people about cameras, editing, visual effects, sound and all the professional opportunities this industry offers,” he said Clooney in a statement.
The educational program will start in autumn 2022 for the first two high school courses, with classes taught by professionals from the audiovisual industry.
In that statement, Los Angeles school network superintendent Austin Beutner gave several examples of how secondary education influences the film industry: “Physics is necessary in the choice of a lens by a cinematographer. , mathematics is part of the foundation of a musical score, critical thinking skills are needed to design a setting … “.
In addition, Beutner, who is the superintendent of the second largest network of public schools in the United States, behind only New York, said that “screenwriters require a background in literature and a makeup artist needs to know the chemistry of the different materials that can use”.
Of the 650,000 students who attend the schools managed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), 80% are Latino and African American, proportions that are not reflected either in higher education or in everyday life in Hollywood.
Last week, rapper Dr. Dre and businessman Jimmy Iovine announced that they will open a high school in South Los Angeles (USA) with the purpose of providing a better education to low-income families.
“It will be for children who want to start their own company or work in a place like Marvel, Apple or companies like that,” Iovine told the Los Angeles Times.