Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media Sector Team

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars® group), in partnership with the Chancellor’s Office, held an exciting webinar on November 12 for community college students and faculty interested in learning more about the Academy Gold’s film production internships in directing, digital technology, digital media, editing, cinematography, costume design and animation.

As stated on its website, the Academy Gold Program is a multi-tiered educational and experiential initiative designed to enhance and extend an industry-wide diversity internship enhancement program under the Academy brand. The program offers interns exclusive access to Academy members, industry professionals, screenings, and educational workshops offering an inclusive industry networking experience.

There are several spots open for community college students, including 10 spots in the Academy Gold Production track program which will begin Summer 2021. Students with interests in cinematography, production design, costume design and film editing will have the opportunity to participate summer-long technical workshops.

The eight-week summer intensive will be followed by an eight-month mentoring program, for a year’s worth of training. Participants who complete the program are then alumnus for life, with continuous support and connections that will help jump-start their entertainment careers.

Because the program will likely be virtual, students from all of the state’s community colleges are encouraged to apply. Applications will open in December and will be due in the late winter/early spring 2021. For more details, visit

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