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Academy Announces Technology Interns

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2011 at 6:36AM

The Academy announced today that its Science and Technology Council had selected as its 2011 interns five students who will have the opportunity to participate in 10-12 week internships providing the opportunity to experience advanced movie-making technology.
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The Academy announced today that its Science and Technology Council had selected as its 2011 interns five students who will have the opportunity to participate in 10-12 week internships providing the opportunity to experience advanced movie-making technology.

The Council itself will host one intern, while the others, who come from universities across the country such as UC Berkeley and Rochester Institute of Technology, will be hosted by Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, and Rhythm & Hues Studios.

The Academy's 2011 science and technology interns are:

Yunfei Bai, Georgia Institute of Technology – Rhythm & Hues Studios
Yunfeng Bai, Cornell University – Industrial Light & Magic
Yeon Jin Lee, University of California, Berkeley – Pixar Animation Studios
Alex Pagliaro, Rochester Institute of Technology – Science and Technology Council Xinxin Zhang, New York University – Pixar Animation Studios.

This article is related to: Production , Tech News, Digital Future


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.