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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.

Production Designer Wynn Thomas speaks with students on campus

Makeup Artist Howard Berger with a student on campus

 

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.

Our Advisory Board

Nicole Avant
Producer, Former US Ambassador to the Bahamas

Tim Bevan
Co-Chairman of Working Title Films

Paul Buccieri President & Chairman, A&E Networks Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Cheadle Actor, Producer, Activist

George Clooney Actor, Director, Producer

Jim Gianopulos Former Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Heslov Producer, Screenwriter, Director

Mindy Kaling Actor, Producer, Director, Author

Eva Longoria Actor, Producer, Activist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Lourd Co-Chairman of Creative Artist Agency

Craig Robinson EVP & Chief Diversity Officer of NBCUniversal

Marva Smalls, Global Head of Inclusion & EVP, Public Affairs, Nickelodeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Wade
CEO
FOX Entertainment

Kerry Washington
Actor, Producer, Director, Activist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Founding Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Partners