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CELT internship midpoint blog
I can’t believe summer is half way over! Pardon me for the sparse blog posts… I’ve been busy out here in Los Angeles! It’s been a great summer so far. Since the last time I wrote, the plan changed a bit. I was originally planning on working primarily with the casting director Sheila Guthrie but because of some last minute plans of hers, I have ended up spending most of my time with talent manager Michelle Benedetti. She works for herself under the label Benedetti Entertainment and is recognized as a phenomenal manager in Hollywood. My time with her has been great. I go into her office most days of the week to help with paperwork, errands, or making phone calls- mostly anything that can make her day easier.
I also get to do more interesting stuff! For example, Michelle brought me with her on the set of Home &Family, which films at Universal Studios. It was fascinating! I got to watch really watch how the show is put on. The face-paced, perfectly timed orchestration of the camera crew and actors is really impressive. And even though its all business, everyone is smiles all the time. Everyone was really welcoming to me. They answered my questions, humored my excitement, and even let me be in the audience for one of the segments. Walking around Universal Studios with an insider pass was an experience of its own. I almost felt famous! Below is a picture of me on the Universal Studios set of Home and Family with actor Jocko Simms and host Mark Steins.
I’m feeling really grateful to CELT for the scholarship money because it has given me the opportunity to take some really amazing classes out here in LA- classes I would otherwise not have been able to afford. Between this learning opportunity and the networking that I have been able to do, I’ve really been able to take the strides I need to take in order to advance my career. Looking forward to the rest of the summer!!!