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Academy's Tech Council Selects 2010 Interns

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected five students to participate in a summer internship program designed to provide real-world experience to students interested in careers in motion picture computer graphics, technology and research.

Press Release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA — The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected five students to participate in a summer internship program designed to provide real-world experience to students interested in careers in motion picture computer graphics, technology and research.

Now in its fourth year, the program provides eight-to-twelve week internships that give students hands-on experience with advanced motion picture technologies. Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Technicolor and the Tech Council itself will serve as internship hosts; the Council will provide a stipend of $4,000 to each student.

The 2010 Science and Technology Council summer interns and their hosts are:

* Jessica Feuston, Georgia Institute of Technology – Technicolor

* Karthik Raveendran, Georgia Institute of Technology – Rhythm & Hues Studios

* Jie Tan, Georgia Institute of Technology – Pixar Animation Studios

* Lisa Webster, San Jose State University – Science and Technology Council

* Jihun Yu, New York University – Industrial Light & Magic

“The Academy is committed to developing the next generation of innovators in science and technology for the motion picture art form,” said Elizabeth Cohen, the Council’s internship program chair. “These mentor-guided internships provide valuable hands-on, career-related experience while exposing students to the practical application of technology and expanding their academic education.”

Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of science and technology of motion pictures.

*ABOUT THE ACADEMY*The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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