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Los Angeles City College Foundation receives grants from the Golden Globe Foundation to Support Students in Cinema/Television and Journalism

February 21, 2024

Golden Globe Foundation

Los Angeles City College Foundation has been awarded grants totaling $65,000 from the Golden Globe Foundation to provide fellowships to Cinema/TV and Journalism students and production mini-grants to fund students’ projects. 

Fellowships are intended to support diverse students who demonstrate financial need, those that might be at risk of leaving the program due to economic barriers, or international students who bring a different point of view and voice to their work. Since 2011, over 280 fellowships have been provided to LA City College students from underrepresented groups—ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and international students, ensuring they can achieve success. The fellowships help to cover tuition, books, living expenses, production supplies or other critical needs.   

The production mini-grants support LACC Cinema/Television students working on short films and documentaries for their portfolio and entry into film departments at four-year colleges. Students can apply for funds to help cover production costs such as equipment and wardrobe, location permits, transportation and other costs. “We’re honored to receive this grant from the Golden Globe Foundation.  Our students in the Cinema/TV Department are talented, diverse filmmakers with amazing stories to be told.  This funding helps empower our students with resources to share their voices through their films,” said Jen Vaughn, Cinema/TV Department Chair and Associate Professor of Cinema.

Without greater diversity, news managers cannot hope to best represent the communities they cover. In addition to fellowships for LACC Journalism students, they can apply for a production mini-grant to help improve the quality of their journalism work. “Students need next-level vocational tools like mirrorless cameras, drones, wireless microphones and experience with other cutting-edge equipment to demonstrate to employers that they are prepared. The support of the Golden Globe Foundation will help students access critical tools for storytelling,” said Rhonda Guess, Professor of Journalism and Newspaper Adviser to the student-led award-winning publications, the Collegian and the Collegian Times.

According to Lightcast market data from a recent LA Economic Development Council’s Entertainment and Digital Media Regional Program Advisory report, from 2021 to 2028, employment is expected to grow 25%, forecasting over 7,000 new jobs per year in Entertainment and Digital Media industries.

Los Angeles City College Foundation has received support from the Golden Globe Foundation’s predecessor the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 2011, including a gift for an endowment. “We are grateful to continue our partnership with the Golden Globe Foundation, which helps boost graduation rates and prepares a highly qualified, diverse workforce in both industries,” shared Dr. Lisa Nashua, Executive Director of the LACC Foundation.

About Los Angeles City College Foundation      
Established in 1968, LACC Foundation develops philanthropic support by working with donors and community partners to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for the students of LACC. LACCF develops and provides student services and financial support to increase college access and to enable college success for economically disadvantaged students and other historically underserved student groups.

About the Golden Globe Foundation    
The Golden Globe Foundation was formed in 2023 following the sale of the Golden Globes to Eldridge Globes, LLC. The proceeds of that sale and existing resources of the organization allow the Foundation to continue a long history of entertainment-related charitable giving. The Foundation and its predecessor, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have long supported a diverse range of nonprofit organizations assisting underserved communities, universities, and colleges, film restoration projects in the United States and overseas, and programs providing aid and assistance to journalists across the globe. Over the last three decades, the licensing fees from the Golden Globe Awards have enabled these organizations to make donations of more than $55 million to these charities.

About LACC Cinema/TV and LACC Journalism   
The LACC Cinema/TV department was founded in 1969 and the LACC Journalism department was founded in 1929. Both departments emphasize hands-on instruction with industry tools and techniques, and training to prepare students to enter the workforce. Each year, nearly 20% of Cinema/TV students transfer to four-year schools, such as CSUN, CSULA, UCLA and USC. Many students receive their vocational certificates and transition directly into lifelong careers in the entertainment industry, adding new diverse voices to the field. LACC journalism students have transferred to USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, various CSUs, University of New Mexico and more. The LACC newspaper and magazine have received prestigious awards for excellence and top prizes in video/broadcast reporting.

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