EMST Students Selected for Major Television-Industry Convention Internship

Grady M.A. student Lisa Wegscheider and Entertainment and Media Studies majors Chad Alan Cox, Luqman Muhammad, and Isabel Yanes have been selected as interns for a major television-industry convention in January. They competed in a nationwide pool of applicants.

The EMST students will join more than 5,000 attendees at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Educational Foundation annual conference at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, Fla., Jan. 19-21, 2016.

For their convention interns, “we look for serious students,” said Greg Pitts, Director of Faculty and Student Programs, NATPE Educational Foundation. They look for “the ones with heart, who appear to be the sort who will reflect favorably on their school and NATPE,” Pitts said.

“I like to spread the opportunity to as many schools as possible,” he continued. “But as I looked at the submissions from other schools, I kept returning to the applicants from Grady.”

“I’m not at all surprised that a number of EMST students were selected for this honor,” said Jay Hamilton, head of the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies. “Their success reflects extremely well on the quality of our program as well as on the energy and commitment of students who are attracted to it.”

Attendees at this annual market and conference include companies and individuals involved in buying, selling, developing, financing, advertising, marketing or licensing content; implementing technology; exploiting rights; or leveraging media assets.

Conference interns help with information distribution, registration, seminar seating, publications and other assignments that make the event go smoothly. In addition, they receive a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the television industry, plus meals, conference registration materials, an all-access pass to the conference and onsite housing.

Date: December 9, 2015
Author:  James Biddle, jbiddle@uga.edu
Contact:  James Biddle, jbiddle@uga.edu