College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre, Film & Television

Adi Beckman interned at NBC on the Universal Studios backlot working in development for Peacock and NBC Broadcast, thanks to the support from the College of Fine Arts Medici Circle donors.

Beckman is a senior in the School of Theatre, Film & Television, with minors in creative writing and marketing. During her internship, she was about to get experience seeing what is and isn’t working for people in Hollywood, when it comes to scripted television.

Adi Beckman posing next to a TV show sign while on her trip.

Medici Mondays: Adi Beckman

Overall, her experience solidified not only the enjoyment of the world of network television, but also the development process is achievable and an exciting path.

“I got so incredibly lucky to be placed on a team that was so kind and supportive of what I wanted to out of this internship, and they each took the time out of their days to respond to me about informational meetings and provide me with stories and advice for my transition in the professional world in the coming year.”

Additionally, due to the strikes occurring during her internship, Beckman was able to be a part of some interesting facets to the creative process.There were cuts to be made, notes meetings to sit in on, and opportunities to provide coverage and thoughts on books that will be heading into development in the next few years.

“A HUGE thank you goes out to my donor Vincent Immordino and all of the other amazing donors in the program! Your support is a major reason why I was able to take this opportunity to get real industry experience right in the center of the action in LA!”

Thanks to donations made by the generous Medici Circle members, talented artist scholars like Adi are awarded $1,000 to pursue an educational summer project beyond the classroom.

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