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By Marianne Garvey and Stella Chan, CNN

Updated 1624 GMT (0024 HKT) June 21, 2021

(CNN)George Clooney, Kerry Washington,Don Cheadleandmore starshope to make Hollywood more inclusive by exposing students to entertainment industry jobs during high school.

The industry veterans are backing a magnet program in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where curriculum will center around film and television production. The academy will provide provide education and practical training in the arts and sciences of filmmaking to marginalized communities, according to LAUSD. read more