Several divisions within Warner Bros., including Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, have formed long term partnerships with schools and community groups.
TELEPICTURES AND BURBANK HOUSING CORPORATION
Telepictures Productions, the unit of Warner Bros. Television group that produces “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “TMZ” and “Extra,” partnered with the Burbank Housing Corporation during the 2012-2013 school year to mentor students after school. Volunteers helped students with their homework, worked on projects together, played games and participated in other self esteem building activities. The Burbank Housing Corporation is a voluntary drop-in program that provides a safe and comfortable place for neighborhood students to go after school.
WBSF AND LUTHER BURBANK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Warner Bros. Studio Facilities (WBSF) partnered with Luther Burbank Middle School for both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. WBSF helped Luther with its auditorium makeover project, which was completed in March of 2012. The project represented the combined efforts of parents, students, staff, friends and business partners who raised over $30K through a variety of fundraisers. WBSF donated materials, labor and funds to complete the project, which included major improvements to the lighting and electrical, new carpet, a refinished stage floor, fresh paint in the foyer and auditorium, new sound panels, repaired seating and a backstage video feed. In 2012-2013, WBSF volunteers, or “coaches,” tutored students on a weekly basis in math and reading.