Los Angeles is home to a vast number of entertainment companies and creative professionals.
The Evolve Entertainment Fund is a public-private partnership that supports dedicated efforts to deliver a generational change to the industry. The Evolve Entertainment Fund’s primary goal is to bridge the opportunity and skills gap to build a stronger career pipeline in entertainment for disadvantaged youth, women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
The Evolve Entertainment Fund is partnering with L.A.’s leading studios, city departments, industry suppliers, directors, producers, actors, talent agencies, and nonprofits that are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion.
These partners engage with Evolve to provide paid internships, mentorships, and educational opportunities to low-income Angelenos ages 18-24 with the goal of securing job offers in the entertainment industry for each participant. Evolve also provides mini-grants to nonprofit organizations working towards these goals, and is launching a production gap financing component in 2019 to help underrepresented filmmakers and crews get their projects through the post-production phase to the finish line.