UCLA gets $10 million for center to spur socially conscious projects
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Former EBay Inc. President Jeff Skoll has donated $10 million to UCLA for a center that will encourage students to create socially conscious entertainment projects.
The entrepreneur announced Wednesday the launch of the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
The new center will host workshops, lectures, visiting artists and screenings. Its goals will align with Skoll’s entertainment company, Participant Media, which was behind the films “An Inconvenient Truth” and “The Help.”