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October 21, 2016

2016 Summer Networking Soiree

Jessica Davis
  • A general view at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • A general view at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Shakori Fletcher and Beth White pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Internship Program Alums pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Stephen Thomley, Rachel Raimist, Daniel Barnes, Christin Irion, Miranda Donato and Tanner Robbins pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • A general view at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • A general view at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Holden Jones, Chlesea Best and Song Baik pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • A general view at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Josie Witte, Serena Sogules and Steven Johnson pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad
  • Nancy Robinson, Nikki Kaffee and Internship Program Alums pose at the Summer Networking Soiree presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

    Invision for the Television Acad

Collaboration. Friendship Forging. Opportunity. These words described the night of August 4, 2016 where members of the Television Academy, Television Academy Foundation Board members, Foundation alumni and the 2016 intern class came together to celebrate the end of the summer program at the Foundation's Summer Networking Soiree.

This year's Internship Program brought close to 1500 applications from students nationwide for over 30 disciplines representing a diverse range of television vocations. Categories available to students range from scriptwriting to directing, editing to digital entertainment and more. Finalists were chosen by members of the Television Academy to interview with host companies, which included DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Awesomeness TV, Bunim-Murray Productions, to name a few.

Hosted in the Netflix Lobby of the newly-built Saban Media Center, the Foundation's community of storytelling innovators continues to grow and the Foundation's work in inspiring and educating the future of the television industry continues to expand. To meet the 2016 interns, click here.

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