We always say the NoHo motto should be: “NoHo is only as great as its people.”
We like to share positive news about our local folks and showcase their talents. We are, afterall, the NoHo ARTS District.
Meet North Hollywood local Alex Garza who has been selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s prestigious 2020 Summer Fellows program.
Alex, a 2020 graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) majored in Animation and Digital Arts. He will be an animation fellow this summer. Garza attended North Hollywood High School.
“It’s truly an honor to have been chosen for the 2020 Summer Fellowship Program by members of the Television Academy,” said Garza. “I have always been interested in animation and TV from a young age. Some of my favorite cartoons were “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” Just imagining I could be the showrunner or visual director on a show someday is what inspires me.”
Check out Alex’s thesis trailer.
Normally, the Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides 50 paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Television Academy Foundation has had to re-imagine its internship program this year offering the 50 students selected from across the country the chance to either intern remotely or enroll as a Summer Fellow.
The Summer Fellows Program includes virtual one-on-one visits with professionals in a student’s field of study, online panels with leaders in the television industry, and customized seminars covering personal brand building and navigating the job market ahead. Fellows also become life-long members of the Foundation’s alumni family giving them access to events and networking opportunities as they build their careers in the industry.
The program includes a series of professional development webinars for students with top industry professionals including writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Old Guard”); Amazon Studios executives Albert Cheng, (Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Television) and Vernon Sanders (Co-Head of Television); and the executive producer of the Apple TV+ series “Little Voice” Sara Bareilles and series star Brittany O’Grady.
About the Television Academy Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. For more information on the Foundation, visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.
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