Vandy in Hollywood

Vandy-In-Hollywood (ViH) is a non-profit alumni organization that provides the valuable guidance and resources Vanderbilt students and alumni need to navigate the real-world labyrinth of Hollywood.

ViH harnesses the power of Vanderbilt’s extremely accomplished alumni base in Hollywood – a base which expands every day. You can find Vanderbilt alumni at top Hollywood agencies (such as Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), International Creative Management (ICM) and United Talent Agency (UTA)). They are also at television networks (such as CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, G4, FX, Tennis Channel and Comcast); every major studio; and numerous productions companies. Likewise, they’ve written, produced, or worked on movies and TV shows like Frasier, She’s All That, CSI: Miami, Dead Poet’s Society, and Desperate Housewives.

Recognizing that success in the entertainment industry hinges as much on whom you know as what you know, Vandy-In-Hollywood gives students and alumni what every aspiring writer, director, producer, actor, agent and executive needs upon arriving in Los Angeles – a built-in network of friends, professionals and relationships. Its marque Summer Internship Program offers current Vanderbilt students “in the trenches” Hollywood knowledge and experiences that can never be taught in a classroom.


Summer Internship Program

The Vandy-in-Hollywood Summer Internship Program (ViHSIP) is a joint production by the Vanderbilt Center for Professional Development and Vandy-in-Hollywood that provides Vanderbilt students a real-world experience to supplement their academic experience. Since its inception in 2006, the popularity of this program has continued to grow. ViH places approximately 30 students per year at some of Hollywood’s top studios, agencies, distributors and production companies. ViHSIP participants also gain access to guest lecturers, pre-release film screenings and premieres, studio tours, and other special events presented by Vanderbilt alumni. These internships have been life-changing experiences for most participants.

And Much More!

In addition, ViH offers year-round events for alumni living and working in Hollywood, such as special speakers, seminars, and networking mixers with other universities and organizations. Vandy-in-Hollywood also sponsors guest lecturers, screenings, workshops, and other professional events on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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The Vandy-in-Hollywood program has been a tremendous asset for IMAX. Vandy-in-Hollywood interns's... initiative, drive, intelligence, and character speak volumes about the exceptional quality of students and education at Vanderbilt.

~ Rachel Lathy, IMAX

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