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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced an initiative that will aim to connect Latinx talent, executives and creators with opportunities throughout the entertainment industry and double Latinx representation in Hollywood by 2030.
LA Collab is an initiative co-founded by Garcetti along with Beatriz Acevedo, founder of MiTu and president of Acevedo Foundation, and Ivette Rodriguez, president of AEM.
The collaboration kicks off with support from more than 50 industry leaders and organizations in Hollywood, including Eva Longoria, J.J. Abrams, Eli Roth, Devon Franklin, Jason Blum and Zoe Saldana. Initial funders include the Annenberg Foundation, WarnerMedia and Endeavor Content.
Other LA Collab’s supporters include:
- Blumhouse Productions
- Bad Robot
- FREE THE WORK
- Hello Sunshine
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation
- National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
- National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
- Sundance Institute
- United Talent Agency
- Women in Film
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