For many years, CCLA has been working to build a strong Cornell in Hollywood (CIH) community to rival other Ivy networks. Now, with the support of our Board of Advisers, composed of prominent alumni in Hollywood, and the support of Cornell's Western Regional Office staff and numerous individuals and departments on campus, we believe we are well on our way to achieving our goals to:
- educate Cornell students who want to build a Hollywood career ;
- help students and recent graduates find internship and other career-building opportunities ; and
- provide life-long educational and networking opportunities to Cornell graduates working at all levels in Hollywood.
summer internship program
We recently completed our 12th year of our CIH Summer Intern Program. To date, we have placed more than 175 Cornell students in summer internships in Hollywood. Many of them have returned to Los Angeles after graduation and have embarked on their own Hollywood careers. Applications for 2019 summer internships are now available. See article in right-hand column.
For companies interested in offering internships for Summer 2019, please contact Internship Coordinators HANNAH KAISER (firstname.lastname@example.org), ZACH ROBERGE (email@example.com), HANNAH SHUMAN (firstname.lastname@example.org), LEAH KHAMBATA (email@example.com) or NANCY MILLS (NLM5@cornell.edu).
Cornell in Hollywood interns and alumni gather at Elizabeth Allen-Rosenbaum's home for her annual summer filmmaking class, the Plymouth Workshop. The workshop is an intensive hands-on filmmaking opportunity with weekly meetings. Each student creates multiple completed scenes and short films by the end of the workshop at a professional level while learning different directing and producing techniques as well as critiquing one another's work.
From Left to Right: Andrea Fiorentini '16, Hannah Shuman '18, Reed Van Dyk '07(co-teaching the class), Annie Hayes '14, Chisom Awachie '17, Elizabeth Davis '13, Desmond Asiedu '17, Kiki Lee '17, Naomie Castin '17, Alexander Kim '18, Dan Jossman '12
CLICK HERE to join the Cornell in Hollywood Facebook Group, where you can connect and network with Cornellians interested in any aspect of Hollywood or show business! Read on for more information about what Cornell in Hollywood is in the midst of coordinating.
seminars, panels, & roundtables
Successful alumni offer guidance in their area of expertise to recent graduates and alumni interested in changing careers.
Cornell in Hollywood had a full house at its film finance panel, featuring panelists Lawrence Antoine, Rob Fried, Alex Gartner, Michael Jaffe, Andrew Ruf, and Brent Stone.
Some Hollywood veteran alumni are eager to return to campus to show their completed projects and interact with students. We help with the arrangements.
video- and tele-conferencing with students
An adjunct to existing courses on campus, this approach enables classroom participation by those alumni who cannot travel to Ithaca.
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