L.A. Mayor Garcetti, Eva Longoria Announce Job Program in Effort to Double Latino Representation in Hollywood

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Eva Longoria joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to unveil LA Collab, an initiative to double Latino representation in Hollywood on Jan. 13, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

Eva Longoria joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to unveil LA Collab, an initiative to double Latino representation in Hollywood on Jan. 13, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is leading a new jobs program to double Latino representation in Hollywood, in front of and behind the camera, over the next decade.

A new collective of Latino creators and executives called LA Collab has raised a quarter of a million dollars to finance a range of film, TV and podcast development deals and projects intended to provide opportunities for Latino filmmakers, writers and actors and crew members.

The project is backed in part by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, the Annenberg Foundation, WarnerMedia and Endeavor Content, Garcetti’s office said in a statement Monday.

The jobs initiative seeks to address the underrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood by connecting workers with various employers in the industry.

Read the full story on LATimes.com

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