The HBCU to Hollywood internship scholarship program, a pioneering initiative by NUCONTEXT, is now in its 3rd year. Created in collaboration with the legendary Southern University in Baton Rouge, the program aims to cultivate a new generation of talent in the entertainment industry. This year, the program welcomed Ciara Lee, an exceptional student from Southern University, who joined the NUCONTEXT team in Los Angeles for the summer.
NUCONTEXT and Southern University: Crafting a More Equitable Future
The HBCU to Hollywood scholarship/internship program continues to evolve, and 2023 is a testament to its growing impact. "We are eternally grateful for our partnership with the school, their incredible students, and the shared mission that is truly inspiring young people," said Angela Guice, Founder and Executive Producer at NUCONTEXT. "Together, we're crafting a more equitable future for production, and we can't wait to continue this collaboration into the future."
The Rising Star: Ciara Lee
Ciara Lee's involvement in shoots like Interior Chinatown, the One Killer Question Aftershow, and the Maybelline Bachelor promo, made her a standout intern. "Ciara brought an energy that is reflective of what this program aims to achieve," Angela noted. "Her firsthand stories, encapsulated in an unforgettable video glimpse of her journey, truly resonated with us all."
Looking Towards the Future: Apply for 2024!
If you're an aspiring star studying at Southern University, take note—applications for the next internship cycle open in March 2024. "We eagerly await to hear and celebrate the unique energy that future interns will bring," Angela added.
The HBCU to Hollywood program isn't just an internship; it's a life-changing experience for both the interns and the NUCONTEXT team. Here’s to empowering the next generation and changing lives, one intern at a time!
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