January 11, 2012
LA Company Makes New Stars
A company in Los Angeles is giving people with physical/mental challenges the opportunity to learn about movie making. The company is called “Inclusion Films.” People with physical/mental challenges are being instructed by some of Hollywood’s big names.
The program for people with physical/mental challenges was created by John Travolta’s older brother, Joey. It runs for 20 weeks. Film-making students are taught concepts like creating scripts, editing, and producing their own movies.
“A lot of our students aren’t going to be filmmakers and may never work in the film business, but they are going to be able to go into the workplace and have a sense of what it’s like to be on the job. This builds their self-confidence,” Travolta told the Los Angeles Times.
The program’s mission is to help people with physical/mental challenges find a job in the film business. Even if they don’t find a job in the field, company employees state it will help the students gain valuable knowledge. Joey Travolta used to work in the modified education field.