Ocean County Student Gets Dream Job Internship In Hollywood


Jackson resident Rebecca Chiafullo has been having fun with an internship with the Television Academy Foundation in Hollywood California. (Photo courtesy Television Academy Foundation)

  JACKSON – Township resident Rebecca Chiafullo has been working onerous this summer time in Hollywood California experiencing what others in her area would name a dream job.

  The younger Hofstra University – Lawrence Herbert School of Communications scholar graduated from Jackson Liberty High School and will probably be a senior this fall majoring in movie and tv.

  She was chosen for the distinguished Television Academy Foundation Internship program and is considered one of simply 40 college students chosen from throughout the nation for the 2022 summer time program.

  The Foundation’s annual Internship Program offered eight-week paid internships at high Hollywood studios and manufacturing firms to school college students nationwide. She has been an modifying intern at Geiger Post, a post-production facility in Hollywood.

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Jackson Township resident Rebecca Chiafullo, who’s a Hofstra University senior, lately concluded a particular internship program offered by the Television Academy Foundation. (Photo courtesy Television Academy Foundation)

  “It feels surreal to be chosen for this internship by Television Academy members where I can experience a professional internship,” Chiafullo stated. “I’m so grateful and honored to be chosen for this chance the place I hope to community with equally as enthusiastic college students in addition to study expertise from professionals at my host firm Geiger Post.

 “It has empowered me to not underestimate my skills and take as much away from this internship program as I can so I can continue my editing career after college,” she added. “This internship means so much to me as a result of it’s the largest step into the trade I’ve had to date.

  “I’ve been watching a lot of the editors and each of them works on different things and so I can learn from each of them. One of the things I helped on minimally was the BET awards which is something that already happened. I’ve been learning from them and they have let me practice edit some of the cool projects they are working on,” she advised The Jackson Times throughout her sixth week of the internship.

  “I was part of the Jackson Television program for four years throughout high school – The Digital Media Academy. My high school Digital Media Academy teachers Mr. (Harry) Ferone and Mr. (Ethan) Noble were absolutely incredible and I used to call them my second dads. They and the whole school truly set me up for success,” she added.

  Chiafullo famous that she was greater than nicely ready when she went to school because of her preparation throughout her highschool years, “I had a lot under my belt which was awesome. I was at school during the normal hours and then would also stay as long as I possibly could to work on stuff and do Jackson Television and there were film competitions all over the country.”

  “We won for a music video and I was student of the year. They had such a cool program and you got what you put into it. I’ve called and texted them (Ferone and Noble) while I’ve been here in LA as a reminder that they are the best,” she added.

  “My parents have ultimately inspired me to chase my dreams in this industry. Since the start, they always believed in my creativity, drive and excitement in this field. Their continued support through all the unknowns of developing a career in television is what continuously inspires me to put my best foot forward and continue to strive to do more,” Chiafullo stated.

  “In high school I did a lot of highlight reels for event videography for my own Business and other people’s businesses so that is what really got me into film editing in a creative highlight style and when I went to college I got involved with the TV network and did different things offering myself as a behind the scenes video board where I was able to show off my skills.”

  The intern stated, “I wouldn’t normally have been able to get into those programs just yet as a freshman or sophomore but they were very good at being able to get us involved. I did a lot of editing and I noticed most of the time, no matter what class I was in I became the class editor whether it was post production or a narrative film.”

  “I started to work for our TV and film program at the University and I started to get to know a lot of the faculty and got involved with it as much as I possibly could,” she added.

  “The Television Academy picks the students, the 40 of us and there is an editing category, a producer category, a writing category and others and all 40 interns meet every Wednesday. We became friends and we all work at different companies. There is only me and one other editing intern,” she famous.

2022 Television Academy Foundation interns Harry Cohen, left, Lauren Azrin, Callie Carpinteri, and Jackson resident Rebecca Chiafullo, joins Tristan Asuncion for a gaggle shot. (Photo courtesy Television Academy Foundation)

  The Internship Program additionally gives skilled improvement classes with leaders within the tv trade and customised seminars overlaying private model constructing and navigating the job market forward for collaborating college students.

  Interns additionally grow to be lifelong members of the Foundation’s alumni giving them entry to occasions and networking alternatives as they construct their careers within the trade.

  Chiafullo will probably be engaged on her senior movie and she or he has a web page at gofund.me/570ebfa1 to lift Money for the venture.  For extra data on the Foundation, go to TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.

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