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Congrats to Nikolas Sani 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

Congratulations to Nikolas Sani on being one of the two winners of this year’s FMS Summer Internship Award! Nikolas worked as a Production Assistant at Seven Ten Media. He assisted in pre-production development and post-production management of serval projects, including a documentary and a series of LGBTQ performance videos. Through his internship, Nikolas learned that in a team setting, even small tasks can greatly influence the final product. When asked how his education at FMS prepared him for his internship, Nikolas stated: “I felt one of the most significant experiences from my internship is when I was asked about some ideas for a commercial project. One of the things I utilize was my ability to analyze the visual arts of the artist that we were going to hire for the project. I gain this from my classes that relate to avant-garde (the artist was an avant-gardist) and film analysis.” 

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.