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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:32 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2007

UH media students to serve as 'Lost' interns

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Writer

Ten Academy for Creative Media students at University of Hawai'i will work as interns on ABC-TV's "Lost" series in a UH-ABC educational partnership that will provide on-the-job training for future film and TV prospects.

The interns, selected from 40 applicants, will work in a rotation basis for the next four months in the production office, art department, locations, wardrobe and the assistant directors departments.

"I've been a 'Lost' fan since the beginning; now that I get to work on the show, I'm overwhelmed," said student intern Eric Manke. He will be joined by fellow ACM students Joelle-Lyn Sarte, Andrew Snyder, Mark Wolf, Julian Gilliam, Russell Blanchard, Isaac Warsh, Daryl Gilmore, Ryan McKinley and Roger Nakamine.

Jean Higgins, co-executive producer of "Lost," said of the partnership with ACM: "We have great expectations for our first class of UH interns. We are very excited to be able to help both the future of the Hawai'i film community and the next generation of filmmakers."

"Spending one day a week over the next four months working on this innovative television series is a great honor for our students," said Joel Moffett, an assistant professor and ACM internship coordinator. "ACM is grateful to Jean Higgins and associate producer Kaleen Yamase for making this opportunity possible."

Reach Wayne Harada at wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com.