Hollywood bound: Deer Park HS grad scores coveted television academy internship


Deer Park High School graduate Keryn Shames has been chosen for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation Fall Internship Program in Hollywood.

The University of Southern California junior is among a select group of nine students from across the country who earned a spot in the prestigious program that is running this fall. She is interning in the Los Angeles office of Authentic Talent and Literary Management, a leading bicoastal talent and literary management company.

“I am incredibly grateful to be recognized by such established figures within the entertainment industry,” said Shames who is majoring in the Business of Cinematic Arts at USC. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to learn all about the entertainment business through this position.”

Shames’ passion for the television industry dates back to her childhood, inspired by shows like “Full House.” Her interest grew as she delved into behind-the-scenes aspects of the industry, including actors, actresses, production, and marketing.

“It has always been a goal of mine to become a member of the Television Academy, so having this opportunity makes me feel like I am one step closer to my goal,” she said.

The Television Academy Foundation’s Fall Internship Program offers 13-week, part-time, paid internships at renowned Hollywood studios and production companies. The program offers not only hands-on work experience but also professional development sessions and customized seminars that cover personal brand-building and job market navigation.

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