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Catching up with OHIO-in-LA: Q & A with senior Madison Linville

Catching up with OHIO-in-LA: Q & A with senior Madison Linville

Senior Madison Linville is a journalism: strategic communication major with a minor in screenwriting and digital storytelling. A Dublin, OH native, Madison is living in Athens this semester while participating in OHIO-in-LA.

This piece is part of our series on OHIO-in-LA, a study away opportunity for students interested in media careers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the program is being conducted virtually this semester but will still provide students with LA-based internships, mentors and production experience. We'll be checking in via stories like this and on social media to see how the experience is going.


Q: What career(s) are you interested in?

A: I am interested in a career in advertising within the entertainment industry.

Q: What made you want to participate in the virtual OHIO in LA program?

A: I wanted to participate in the virtual OHIO in LA program because I wanted to gain experience, taking classes and interning, to learn more about the entertainment industry. Coop (Roger Cooper, program director) has been working hard to make sure this virtual program is a valuable experience for us, and I wanted to be part of that!

Q: What do you hope to gain from the virtual experience?

A: I hope to gain experience doing actual work within the entertainment industry, working on projects that I’m passionate about. I’m very excited to work with Coop, and also our mentors within the big sibs program, to get more 1 on 1 conversations.

Q: Do you plan to submit a script for the production project?

A: I have not yet written a script for the production project, although I’m excited to read the submissions!

Q: What kind of internship are you hoping to get this semester?

A: I have been offered an internship with Hollywood Branded, and will be working in entertainment and influencer marketing. I have also been working with Bull City Film Festival to read scripts and write coverage, and will be doing that as much as possible throughout the semester!

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: My plans for after graduation include securing a job that I’m passionate about. I would, ideally, like to work within the entertainment industry, so a move to LA is not out of the question. I would like to work in or around any major city.