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Lights, Camera, Action: Spike Lee Partners With Morgan State University For Internship Program

Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication is set to partner with filmmaker Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.

Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) is set to embark on a groundbreaking partnership with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee through his 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and the Gersh Agency, a prominent talent firm in the entertainment industry, according to MSU News. The collaboration produced an extensive multimedia summer internship program set for June 2024, positioning SGJC students for future success within the film industry.

The selected SGJC student will embark on an eight-week internship experience in either Los Angeles or New York. For the immersive experience, the intern will collaborate closely with producers, delving into film production intricacies, participating in script crafting and editing, and gaining hands-on insights into the mechanics of creating feature films and television programs.

Jackie Jones, dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This is an incredible opportunity for SGJC and our students. We look forward to a successful and lasting partnership.”

It’s an offshoot of The Spike Fellows Program, which supports undergraduate students from the Atlanta University Center Consortium, fostering their interest in the film industry and providing access and exposure to valuable career opportunities.

Similar to Lee’s fellowship initiative, the SGJC intern will benefit from mentorship provided by the Gersh Agency, a stalwart in Hollywood’s talent agency scene for over seven decades. Gersh represents a roster of acclaimed actors, writers, producers, directors, and production talent across film, television, new media, branded content, and stage.

SGJC wants this collaborative endeavor to pave the way for additional internship opportunities for Morgan students aspiring to enter the film industry. Its ultimate goal is to establish a robust pipeline for diverse talent within the cinematic realm. The partnership exemplifies a commitment to nurturing the next generation of storytellers and industry leaders.

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