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Congrats to Sydney Caulder on receiving one of this year's FMS Summer Internship Award, with generous donation from UCI History Alumni, Leon Dudevoir!

2021 Film and Media Studies Summer Internship Award

Sydney interned at Zero Gravity Management; a management firm based in Los Angeles. During her time interning with Zero Gravity, Sydney wrote script coverage for feature films and television shows, conducted researched on Hollywood trends, and managed the company’s ‘Below the Line’ social media accounts. Sydney felt that her experience was life changing, as she was exposed to a potential career path while being able to make connections in the film industry. When discussing how FMS prepared her for the internship, Sydney said: “The FMS 85 series ended up being very helpful for me in my internship. Being educated in film history and the moves that the industry has made and will continue to make is so important if you want to work in this business. By analyzing films and learning about the history of broadcasting and digital media in these classes, I could have more thoughtful and educated conversations with my peers at the company and it gave me a better understanding of what makes a film good or bad.” 

This scholarship is funded by a generous donation from UCI History alumni, Leon Dudevoir, in support of Film and Media Studies’ student internships. Mr. Dudevoir had a career as a film executive for New Line Cinemas, working on films like The Notebook, Rush Hour and Blade. He’s now retired and lives in Portland and wanted to support current FMS students looking to enter the entertainment industry.