Nottingham scholarship students are headed to Hollywood

Thanks to the generous ongoing support of alumni and entertainment executive Peter Rice, eight determined scholarship students are heading to Hollywood for summer internships.

Hollywood scholars

Peter Rice graduated from Nottingham in 1989. Peter studied American and Canadian Studies and, although modules on film were included in the course, he couldn't have anticipated that one day he would become the President of 21st Century Fox or the Chairman of Walt Disney Television and the co-chair of Disney Media Networks. He is currently working as an independent producer at entertainment company A24. 

The University of Nottingham is the only university in the entire UK with a funded internship scheme like this and without Peter's generosity, we would not be able to do this. In the US all the interns come from American universities, and so an opportunity like this one is a real privilege for our students. 

Seven recipients of the Hollywood scholarship fund are headed off to Hollywood this summer, where they will be interning at Disney, Warner Bros, Sony, and talent agencies CAA and UTA. One of the students will be working for A24 in London. 

The students' costs are all covered by the scheme, and they will be paid during their time there.

Special thanks also go out to the department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies (CMVS), the school of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS) and the Faculty of Arts Placements Team, whose hard work and dedication have played a huge part in realising this opportunity for our students. 

We are very excited to hear about their experiences. Watch this space for updates from them in the summertime!