High-profile studio Television City has pledged a $1-million endowment to improve diversity in the entertainment industry by training Black students and other young people from underrepresented communities so they can work behind the camera.

The historic Los Angeles studio, formerly known as CBS Television City, is owned by an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners, a Culver City real estate company that has become one of the region’s largest studio operators.

Chief Executive Michael Hackman said he hopes others in the industry will participate in the program to encourage mentoring, internships, scholarships, education and onsite training to secure jobs in the field. Hackman Capital owns Television City in Los Angeles, Culver Studios in Culver City and Manhattan Beach Studios.

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