‘Deadpool’ actor Ryan Reynolds launches diversity program to give minorities production experience

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'Deadpool' actor Ryan Reynolds launches diversity program to give minorities production experience

FILE – In this May 14, 2018 file photo, actor-producer Ryan Reynolds attends a special screening of his film, “Deadpool 2,” at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

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Actor Ryan Reynolds launched a diversity program that will give minorities a chance to work in the film industry.

The “Deadpool” star launched “The Group Effort Initiative” to “invest in the talent and creativity of any and all under-represented communities who’ve felt this industry didn’t have room for their dreams.”

The initiative plans to bring to 10-20 trainees of all-ages who are black, indigenous, people of color, or people from marginalized and excluded communities to give them a real-life experience of working on a film he’s shooting in the fall.

“They will spend their days on set learning from professionals and getting real-life experience that they can then parlay into another job and another job and hopefully a career in the film industry,” Reynolds said in the announcement.

Out of his salary, Reynolds said the trainees would be paid, and housing would be provided.

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