The LA Film School Hopes To Increase Female Enrollment With This Scholarship Initiative
There is a disparity in the number of women versus men in the film industry and The Los Angeles Film School wants to even the playing field. Deadline reports that the film school is donating $1.5 million to the Women In Entertainment Scholarship Fund Initiative.
“We realized we can do better and are proud to commit ourselves to affording a higher educational opportunity to chart a course for evening out the starting gates for women,” LA Film School Special Advisor Dave Phillips said in a statement.
The initiative will provide all newly-enrolled female students with an one-time $2,000 scholarship award that goes towards tuition. LAFS hopes this will help to increase their female enrollment, which is at 25 percent, to 50 percent.
“We believe strongly that our commitments today will make a difference in developing our leaders of tomorrow said Sandra Lee, LAFS’s Associate Film Program Director and Professor. “Opportunities for women in entertainment are improving and while we recognize there is much work to be done, we’re proud to be able to offer this scholarship to incoming female students as a next step.”