Anitra Lawson Selected as Television Academy Foundation Fellow

Congratulations to Oxnard College Film, Television and Electronic Media Professor Ms. Anitra Lawson who was selected to participate in the esteemed Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Faculty Seminar Program November 6-10 in North Hollywood, CA.

Members of the Television Academy choose just 25 professionals from across the nation to take part in this yearly flagship event. First launched in 1987, the Foundation’s annual seminar offers faculty a comprehensive program to enhance knowledge and in turn enrich learning environments.

As a Class of 2017 Faculty Fellow, Professor Lawson gained the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during the weeklong seminar. Highlight events included a panel discussion with producers from the HBO series “Big Little Lies”, industry insights from top entertainment professionals, forums with broadcast and cable networks’ programming and scheduling executives, legal experts, and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood facilities to meet with producers rounded out the week. Fellows observed production first-hand and were updated as to the latest the latest in television technologies and trends.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History Project of the Television Academy Foundation, College Television Awards, and the Student Internship Program, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices the entertainment industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For additional information about the Foundation, please visit 


OC FTVE Faculty Anitra Lawson, third from left, front row.














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