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Los Angeles
Semester

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The Land of Opportunity

By Tejah Monet R.

November 2018

In a span of only 2 months, Los Angeles and the SULA program has provided me with life changing experiences and opportunities. Within my first 2 weeks, I was an extra in a music video for 2 of my childhood idols, Israel Houston (my favorite gospel singer) and Adrianne Bailon (from The Cheetah Girls). To my surprise, the music video was directed my another favorite actress and inspiration of mine, Meagan Good. I was able to talk to them about their work and connect with them. Since then I have been having a blast as a Scripted Development Intern at Studio71. The employees there have solidified my aspiration to write and produce my own stories and I have been able to learn by reading upcoming scripts. SULA made it possible for us to be seat filler at the American Music Awards which was another life changing experience for me. Not only was I able to see great performances, but I actually made it on TV! The program also helped me to land a PA job on an AFI cycle film and I plan to work on more for the rest of the semester. I have gain so much experience about the industry and how it operates while also enjoying all the pleasures of LA life. And don’t even get me started on the how amazing the weather is compared to Syracuse! I will definitely be coming back to Los Angeles and working after the opportunities I came across during my time at SULA

In the music video, I am at minute 2:00 and 4:08.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUVGb-x4mXQ

Here is a crew photo of the AFI cycle film I worked on as a PA.