The mission of the Roybal Film and Television Magnet is to build a more inclusive pipeline of historically underrepresented, college and career ready students interested in the film and television industries.
Major stars, studios pledge support for LA’s Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet School.
In June 2021, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Bryan Lourd partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to establish The Roybal Film and Television Magnet, located on the Edward G. Roybal Learning Complex in downtown LA, to launch in the summer of 2022. The school’s mission is to build a more inclusive pipeline of historically underrepresented, college and career ready students interested in the film and television industries. Over the next five years, we expect to impact nearly 500 students.
Roybal Film and Television Magnet offers students early exposure to career pathways, an immersive 9-12th grade curriculum that develops both hard and soft skills, professional internships, a foundational knowledge base about the industry, and certifications that are essential to securing jobs after graduation.
Kerry Washington visits Roybal to meet students, teachers, and faculty.
Interested in enrolling in the Roybal Film and TV Magnet? Learn more & apply here.
Our Advisory Board
Our Founding Partners
Roybal Industry Council Members: Autumn Durald, Cinematographer; Bobbi Banks, Sound Editor; Brooke Breton, Visual Effects; Danny Gonzalez, Lighting/Grip; Emilio Sosa, Costume Design; Erik Messerschmidt, Cinematographer; Francois Arduoy, Production Design; Glenfield Payne, Sound Editor; Howard Berger, Makeup; John Dykstra, Visual Effects; Joi McMillon ACE, Picture Editor; Michael Bauman, Lighting; Michael Tronick, Picture Editor; Peter Devlin, Production Sound Mixer; Ruth Carter, Costume Design; Salvador Perez, Costume Design; Salvatore Totino, Cinematographer; Sue Chan, Production Design; Vicki Pui, Animation; Wynn Thomas, Production Design; Erin Benach, Costume Design; Robert E. Arnold, Cinematographer