Student Earns Prestigious Internship With The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Ronald Amato, a Communications major who will graduate on May 20, was one of only 50 students in the United States chosen for the highly-coveted internship. Additionally, Amato was one of only two students in the country chosen in his category, film editing.

Ronald Amato, a Communications major"It's an amazing honor and I am thrilled to have this opportunity," said Amato.  "I'm looking forward to working with some incredibly talented people in California." 

Amato plans to begin his eight-week editing internship in June, when he will be working with Bunnim/Murray Productions in Glendale, California.  Bunnim/Murray is credited with creating the reality TV genre, and its current shows include Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Project Runway, among others. Amato may also have the opportunity to work on scripted programs as well.

Amato becomes the third Molloy member recognized by the Academy.  Molloy Communication professors Jamie Cohen and Tom Kenny are Faculty Seminar Fellows with the Academy.

"This is an incredible achievement," said Janice Kelly, Chairperson of Molloy's Communications Department.  "It highlights the amazing talent of Ronnie, as well as the teaching and guidance provided by Molloy's Communications faculty."

In recent years, Amato has completed a number of film projects at Molloy, including a video he did about Molloy's rugby team.  His work on that project earned him both a Telly award and a Davey award.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 - just one month after network television was born.  It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence through its many annual awards programs, including the Emmy Awards.

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