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Academy's Tech Council Selects Students For 2008 Internship Program

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

Pixar Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues Studios and Sony Pictures Imageworks will each provide an eight-week internship that gives students hands-on opportunities in animation, production management, software programming and visual effects. The Tech Council will provide a stipend of $4,000 to each student. The internship program is in its second year.

The 2008 Science and Technology Council summer interns are:Tony Fan, New York University -- Rhythm & Hues StudiosTiffany Houghton, Otis College of Art and Design -- Pixar Animation StudiosLiron Topaz, Ringling College of Art and Design -- Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of motion picture technologists and researchers. The interns are placed into the center of three companies that exemplify the high standards of artistic and scientific excellence that the Academy seeks to foster in tomorrow's talent," said Barry Weiss, the Tech Council's internship program chair.

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.

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