University of Miami School of Law student Camila Pedraza, a J.D./LL.M. candidate in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Internship Program.
The Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides 50 paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. The prestigious program gives both undergraduate and graduate students in-depth and hands-on professional experience in a variety of television careers during the eight-week internship.
“I am honored to be this year’s Legal & Business Affairs Intern for The Television Academy Foundation's Internship Program,” said Pedraza. “I feel truly empowered to be working with such an inclusive and diverse group of future television leaders.”
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.
Pedraza, a native of Cali, Colombia, is interning this summer in the legal and business affairs department at HBO in Santa Monica, California.
“At HBO, I am observing in-depth the legal and business aspects of the television industry. I am participating and engaging in the negotiation of talent agreements (on-screen, writer/producer, and directors),” she said.
Harold Flegelman, director of the Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and of the Entertainment Law Track, said that by studying the entertainment track within the comprehensive EASL LL.M., it is possible for students enrolled in the track to fully prepare for the practice of “entertainment law” in today’s global environment, thereby giving them a competitive edge in the search for employment in the industry. In addition, Miami Law's program is a top law school for music business according to Billboard Magazine and also ranked #2 most popular in the U.S. by llm-guide.com.
“The EASL Program has prepared me tremendously because of the invaluable skillsets I have developed in courses such as ‘Negotiation and Drafting for the Business of Entertainment,’ taught by Harold Flegelman; ‘Legal Aspects of Content Production in Latin America,’ taught by Hernán Pantaleón; ‘Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining in the Entertainment Industry,’ taught by Ivy Kagan Bierman, and ‘Media Distribution,’ taught by Ana Francois,” Pedraza said. “In these courses, I have gained hands-on learning from industry experts through mock negotiations and simulated presentations to a television executive.”