Faculty Member Selected for Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Fellowship in Los Angeles
Windsor, N.J. - MCCC Television faculty member Steve Voorhees
headed for Hollywood Nov. 8-12. Voorhees was one of 20 professors
from across the country selected to attend a faculty seminar
hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The
seminar was entitled: "See How Primetime Entertainment
Works Behind the Scenes."
Voorhees participated in discussions and presentations with
representatives from the major television networks, studios
and production companies. Topics included the role of producers
and writers; working with directors in different genres; story
development and pitching story ideas to networks, and the
latest in digital entertainment and new media. The agenda
covered current industry trends and production techniques.
The group also went behind the scenes on studio sets.
Voorhees says the seminar was a great experience that will
enrich his teaching. "I met with the industry's leading
professionals, hearing firsthand the qualities and skills
college students need when they enter the job market."
He adds that the fellowship provided an excellent opportunity
to meet with other college faculty to learn about their academic
programs and philosophies.
the other schools represented were the University of North
Carolina, University of Wisconsin and Boston University. Mercer
was was of three community colleges selected.
on the set of the TV Land show "Hot in Cleveland"
front row far right, with his colleagues at the seminar
Voorhees believes his selection for the prestigious program
is a testimony to Mercer's Television curriculum and the program's
reputation for producing students who are well-prepared to enter
the field. "I understand that more than 100 colleges and
universities applied for the seminar. For Mercer to be one of
the schools accepted says volumes about what we do here and
the success of our students."
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