In addition to classes and internships, GradyLA students enjoy a variety of LA events like this outdoor screening of "The Princess Bride" in Griffith Park.
In addition to classes and internships, GradyLA students enjoy a variety of LA events like this outdoor screening of "The Princess Bride" in Griffith Park.

Grady students make their mark in Los Angeles

Students enrolled in the Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program for 2017 have hit the ground running.

They have spent their first week in their course on media entertainment industries, taught by Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of EMST. They have also started their internships in LA-area companies such as CNN, Vox Entertainment, Tuff Gong International, The Tennis Channel and Kinetic Content.

EMST Department Head Jay Hamilton (far left) and Grady LA students enjoyed networking with Grady and UGA alumni at the UGA in LA reception June 8, 2017.
EMST Department Head Jay Hamilton (far left) and Grady LA students enjoyed networking with Grady and UGA alumni at the UGA in LA reception June 8, 2017.

But they’ve also had time to explore what LA has to offer. An informal evening social event brought together Grady LA students, EMST alumni and EMST friends. Grady LA students were featured in another UGA Alumni evening social event held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

Among the optional excursions the first week was a premiere and social event to support UGA alum Tamlin Hall, whose film, “Holden On,” made its West Coast premiere; a tour of classic Hollywood and LA movie theaters downtown; and an evening showing under the stars of the movie “Princess Bride” high above the city in Griffith Park at the Autry Museum of the American West.

Grady LA is a summer internship/study program in Los Angeles. Students spend eight weeks in LA working as interns for companies in the entertainment industry. In addition, they take Entertainment and Media Studies courses for a combined total of six credit hours.

Each week, students hear from guest speakers including studio executives, animators, directors, screenwriters, agents and other key industry players. In addition, students tour various studio and production facilities in Los Angeles to gain an insider’s perspective into the industry.

Date: June 12, 2017
Author:  Jay Hamilton,  hamilton@uga.edu
Contact:  Jay Hamilton,  hamilton@uga.edu