Ryan Reynolds To Launch Diversity Program to Train Minorities to Work in the Film Industry

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Ryan Reynolds To Launch Diversity Program to Train Minorities to Work in the Film Industry. This week, Ryan Reynolds shared he is launching the “Group Effort Initiative”, a diversity program that will help 10-20 individuals learn how to work in the film industry and give them real experience working on a film set. Reynolds shared the program will 100% be funded by his salary for the film.

“Making a film is a group effort,” shared Ryan Reynolds, “but for entirely too long that group has systemically excluded Black, indigenous, people of color, and several other marginalized communities. This is a global problem, which will not be fixed overnight, but change can start locally and immediately.”

The Deadpool and Detective Pikachu star shared he will house, cover travel costs, and fairly pay these BIPOC trainees during the coarse of filming so that they can begin a career in the film industry without systematic roadblocks post production. “This is a long-overdue action, but I’ve got to thank Netflix and I have to thank Skydance [production company] for letting us do this,” Reynolds says in the video message. “And since it’s called “Group Effort,” we’re hoping that people with the privilege that I’m lucky enough to experience will join in that effort.”

You can check out Ryan’s full announcement in the video featured below:

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Source: Entertainment Weekly


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