Ryan Reynolds is using his status as a Hollywood superstar to launch a program to include film production on set for marginalized communities.Vancouver-born Dead Pool
The actor on Friday announced plans for the Group Effort Initiative, which will recruit 10-20 interns from Black, Indigenous and “all other marginalized communities” to work alongside seasoned professionals on his upcoming film. .
Reynolds did not name the film in a video posted to social media, but did confirm that production is set to begin shooting this fall, in partnership with Netflix and SkyDance.
The actor says the interns’ expenses, including pay, accommodation and travel, will come from his salary.
The Group Effort Initiative will operate through a wing of the Actor’s Maximum Effort production company.
Reynolds called on others “with the privilege that I am fortunate enough to live” to join his efforts to expand diversity and inclusion in the film industry.
Interested applicants can visit the Group Initiative website to apply and receive future updates.