The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted to launch a five-point plan to increase diversity and opportunity in the creative economy.
The county plans to develop a career pathway program, support local emerging businesses, create a Los Angeles County Forum on Film and Digital Media, identify public and private funding sources, and advocate for legislation that promotes the growth of the creative economy. The career pathways program will open this summer.
Los Angeles County currently provides over 9% of the film and digital media employment in the United States, but the workforce does not reflect the widespread ethnic, racial and gender diversity of the population, said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 5th District, who authored the motion.
“As we approach the 92nd annual Academy Awards this week, I am very happy to be launching this effort to expand job opportunities, not only in film, but in our entire creative economy, one that will help guarantee that L.A.’s film and digital media businesses remain highly competitive and reflect our diverse national and global audiences,” Kuehl said. “If there was an award for Best Design for the Future, this five-point Program would win an Oscar.”
For information, visit supervisorkuehl.com.
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