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LAUSD’s Rory Pullens on how to diversify Hollywood

LA School Report | January 28, 2016

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How Hollywood can diversify its ranks — in every area of the business from the creative sides through the executive ranks — is a subject that has seen its fair share of headlines, especially during the last week. But Rory Pullens has yet another possible solution, though this isn’t one that has been featured as prominently on Twitter or tabloid TV.

As the executive director of Los Angeles Unified School District’s arts programs, Pullens is hoping to remind the industry that there’s a diverse generation of talent growing up in Hollywood’s backyard that could be the backbone of the industry in the coming years. And he’s already working to make sure that this particular solution remains top of mind around town.

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