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Kenan Fellowships at WGBH Announced

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 17, 2013) – The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts announces that four University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNSCA) students have been awarded fellowships to spend time during the summer of 2013 at WGBH Boston, the flagship of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

The 2013 WGBH/Kenan Fellows are Taylor George, a rising college senior with a focus in cinematography; Brittany Jorgenson, a rising second year college student working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in producing; Gabriel Russo, a recent graduate with a B.F.A. in Directing; and Adam Weiner, a rising college senior with a focus in cinematography.

“We are thrilled to offer this Fellowship with WGBH for a third year,” said Lynda S. Lotich, Interim Executive Director of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. “It is an amazing opportunity for UNCSA students to observe and learn first-hand from the WGBH professionals at this public media powerhouse.”

Kenan Fellows George, Jorgenson, Russo and Weiner will be at UNCSA and WGBH during this summer to work with producers in developing a set of video-based resources to support K-12 teaching and learning.  These resources will focus on interpretations of the creative process from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, grounded in the ongoing efforts of UNCSA student teams preparing for The Cirkus Theatre Project at UNCSA. 

The Fellowship will include on-site training and assistance at UNCSA in pre-production panning, video and sound production techniques, and live action shoots and interviews.  While at WGBH in Boston, the Kenan Fellows will edit their footage into polished final products, working with a variety of producers, designers and developers from across the station.

WGBH Boston ( is America’s preeminent public broadcaster, producing such celebrated national PBS series as Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George and more than a dozen other award-winning series. WGBH also produces local TV productions that focus on the region’s diverse community, while WGBH 89.7 FM is Boston’s NPR Arts & Culture station. WGBH is the leading producer of online content for—one of the most-visited dot-org sites. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors, including Oscars, Emmys, Peabodys and duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards.

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts ( is a privately funded program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts that incubates projects that sustain artists at every point in their creative development through strategic partnerships that capitalize on visionary thinking in the arts. 

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit



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