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2020 Ohio University graduate Logan Marshall selected for prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s Summer Fellows program

Published: August 13, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Recent Ohio University film graduate Logan Marshall has been selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s prestigious 2020 Summer Fellows program.

This year, the Television Academy Foundation is offering the 50 students selected from across the country the chance to either intern remotely or enroll into the Summer Fellows program, where they have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and receive a $500 honorarium for their participation. Normally, the Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides 50 paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. Due to COVID-19, however, the Television Academy Foundation has re-imagined its internship program to offer an option for those unable to participate in an internship.

“Being selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s Summer Fellows program is an enormous accomplishment,” OHIO President M. Duane Nellis said. “I am overjoyed that Logan has the opportunity to work with the best of the best through this program and use the skills and knowledge he learned here at OHIO to further his career in film.”

Marshall, a native of Middletown, Ohio, graduated from the Honors Tutorial College in Spring 2020 with a degree in film, specifically interested in editing.

“My education at OHIO was truly critical in obtaining this fellowship,” Marshall said. “It allowed me to have a very full and experienced resume as well as professors who would fight for me during the application process. All the support I received from the Honors Tutorial College and the tutorial-style education truly set me up to succeed – I would not have come as far as I have personally or professionally.”

The Summer Fellows Program includes virtual one-on-one visits with professionals in the student’s field of study, online panels with leaders in the television industry, and customized seminars covering personal brand building and navigating the job market ahead. Fellows also become life-long members of the Foundation’s alumni family, giving them access to events and networking opportunities as they build their careers in the industry.

"This internship is an acknowledgment of all the hard work I have put into pursuing a career in film," Marshall said. "Growing up in a blue-collar family, I had to discover the beauties of cinema through my own curiosities. By deciding to foster these curiosities at the Ohio University School of Film, I graduated summa cum laude as a proud first-generation student."

The program also includes a series of professional development webinars for students with top industry professionals including writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard); Amazon Studios executives Albert Cheng, (chief operating officer and co-head of television) and Vernon Sanders (co-head of television); and the executive producer of the Apple TV+ series Little Voice, Sara Bareilles and series star Brittany O’Grady.

Following the program, Marshall plans to continue to pursue his goals of editing narrative and documentary feature films and working his way to a job with the Criterion Collection. He is currently also working on editing a fellow OHIO student’s senior thesis project for the film school.

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future.