UH Academy for Creative Media, “LOST,” create student internship program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jan 25, 2007

The University of Hawaiʻi Academy for Creative Media and the ABC-TV show LOST have created an educational partnership in film and television production through the placement of 10 ACM students in an internship program on the hit filmed-in-Hawaiʻi show.

The 10 student interns, chosen from more than 40 applicants, will experience work in five departments on a rotating basis: Production Office, Art Department, Locations, Wardrobe and the Assistant Directors Department.

"I‘ve been a LOST fan since the beginning, now that I get to work on the show, I‘m overwhelmed," said student intern Eric Manke. He will be joined by fellow ACM students Joelle-Lyn Sarte, Andrew Snyder, Mark Wolf, Julian Gilliam, Russell Blanchard, Isaac Warsh, Daryl Gilmore, Ryan McKinley and Roger Nakamine.

Jean Higgins, LOST co-executive producer, said of the educational partnership with ACM: "We have great expectations for our first class of UH Interns. We are very excited to be able to help both the future of the Hawaiʻi film community and the next generation of filmmakers."

"Spending one day a week over the next four months working on this innovative television series is a great honor for our students," said Assistant Professor Joel Moffett, ACM internship coordinator. "ACM is grateful to Jean Higgins and associate producer Kaleen Yamase for making this opportunity possible."

Connecting students directly to the professional industry environment is an ongoing ACM program, said Chris Lee, Academy director. "These 10 talented students join the four who worked me on the set of SUPERMAN RETURNS as our most professionally polished writers, directors and producers." Lee was executive producer for the Warner Bros. blockbuster filmed in Australia. He expects to bring more ACM interns with him when production of the SUPERMAN sequel begins.

LOST was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Jeff Pinkner and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers. LOST, which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from Touchstone Television.

LOST stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O‘Quinn as Locke.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/acm