THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – Hollywood film producer Dan Lin – known for movies such as Disney’s live action “Aladdin” and “The Two Popes” – is launching a nonprofit with more than $1 million from the Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as several other philanthropies.

Lin says that his goal is to help more people of color create and produce film, television, digital, and audio projects.

Rideback Rise, the company’s nonprofit arm, which hopes to raise $2 million in total this year, will oversee a fellowship program for writers, directors, podcast creators, and other artists of color selected each year who want to launch a project.