Cinema Arts Student Kelly Tran Interns at JuVee Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in Los Angeles Student Profile
Meet Kelly Tran
- Job Title & Employer
- Film Intern, JuVee Productions
- Job Title & Employer
- Intern, Dylan Clark Productions/NBC Universal
- Cinema Production
- April 2020
- College Activities
- Honors Program, Cinema Ambassador Program
- Artistic Achievement Award, Dean's Academic Scholarship, Don Craig Scholarship
- North Huntingdon, Pa.
- High School
- Norwin High School
- Hobbies & Interests
- Writing, songwriting, reading, watching live comedy, cooking pasta
"Kelly's knowledge of script structure and her ability to think critically about the creative makes her a great addition to our intern team! She's a terrific ambassador for Point Park's film program."
"I’ve gotten a taste of how hard it is out there and how many people want the same things I want. I thought I was hardworking and passionate before, but now I’m aggressively hardworking and passionate."
Tell us about the type of work you are doing in both internships.
I am working in development for both internships. At Dylan Clark Productions, I do script coverage for screenplays sent to DCP/Universal Studios — meaning I read, summarize, analyze and give my recommendation if the team should consider the project. At JuVee Productions, I have covered scripts, as well as sat in on meetings during writer’s pitches and producer/director/agency meetings, which helps me understand the business and artistic side of the industry.
What types of networking opportunities have you had in Los Angeles this summer?
My boss at JuVee is incredible and we’ve gotten close, so she’s taken me out to lunches and dinners that double as general meetings for people in the industry. I’ve met other interns and upcoming directors and writers this way.
At DCP, one of my favorite parts is meeting the clientele that come into the office. So many established writers, directors and talent walk through the door and always want to engage in a conversation, give advice about their rise in the industry and support me as a young filmmaker. Gina Rodriguez told me that I’m talented, educated and can do anything I set my mind to!
How will you apply what you are learning in both internships to your remaining college experience?
Three things I can share:
- Reading and analyzing new scripts five days a week has made me an exponentially better storyteller, and I will definitely apply this when I shoot my thesis in the fall.
- I’ve gotten a taste of how hard it is out there and how many people want the same things I want. I thought I was hardworking and passionate before, but now I’m aggressively hardworking and passionate.
- It’s incredible the amount of people who will be an advocate for you and want you to succeed. I want to do that for my peers whenever I can!
What are your plans for senior year?
I will be working on my senior thesis film (Emily has a Body) with an incredibly talented crew of lovely friends. This is my last year in film school, so I hope to work on as many sets, and with as many people, before it can’t be like this anymore.
What advice do you have for a student considering Point Park?
Make your opportunities because no one is going to believe in you like you believe in yourself!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Your dreams aren’t that crazy. Don’t undercut your potential by telling yourself so!