As filming for The Adam Project wraps up, Ryan Reynolds gave a big shoutout to the Vancouver-based film crew and a successful first run of his BIPOC initiative.
The program, called The Group Effort Initiative, was started by Reynolds last September. The goal was to bring on 10 to 20 trainees from historically marginalized groups. Applications were open to anyone over the age of 18 and Reynolds would pay for their wages, housing, and travel expenses.
“The goal of The Group Effort Initiative is to not only increase inclusion behind the scenes, but to create sustained careers beyond this initiative,” Reynolds wrote in an Instagram post.
“It’s designed to make a stronger and more creative film industry. The first class of trainees brought big time talent to the playing field.”
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Reynolds says he gives a “huge thanks” to the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which partnered with Reynolds for The Group Effort Initiative, as well as the entire crew in Vancouver that supported the first wave of the program.
“Huge thanks to the Inclusionists for the guiding hand and thank you to the entire crew in Vancouver for supporting this program’s inaugural run.”
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Filming for The Adam Project began in November 2020 and is scheduled to wrap up in early March. Filming took over parts of Vancouver like Jack Poole Plaza and the University of British Columbia. The cast also included notable names such as Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.
Reynolds has yet to announce how or when another run of The Group Effort Initiative will take place.