Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and producer Dan Lin have launched the Evolve Entertainment Fund to promote inclusion. It was unveiled earlier today at a news conference at Rideback Ranch — Lin’s rebranded production company — in Historic Filipinotown. Rideback Ranch will not only house Lin’s company and Lego Movie HQ, but will also be home to Warner Animation Group and David Ayer’s new company.
DuVernay announced at the event opening a new headquarters for her Array Entertainment in the same area on Glendale Boulevard. She is opening up a three building campus for her production company and her show “Queen Sugar” is not too far from the area. The campus will be a collective for women and filmmakers of color. The Evolve fund is an alliance between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.
This is great news as DuVernay, Lin and many others will help bring businesses to the Historic Filipinotown community. To inspire young people in the community to pursue a career in Hollywood.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.