If you are or know a college student preparing for a career in film, you might want to pay some attention. Oscar host Seth MacFarlane has announced the Academy and mtvU’s “The Oscar Experience College Search,” a nationwide search for college students who will present Oscar statuettes during the Feb. 24, 2013 ceremony.
The Family Guy creator announced the search early Friday morning during a surprise visit to the University of California Los Angeles, where he appeared at a film industry course.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said “In re-imagining what we want the Oscar show to be, we wanted everyone appearing on that stage to feel a deep commitment to film and its legacy, and most importantly, its future. That was the impetus in creating this special honor for young film students who will inspire a new generation to create the films that will be honored in the future.”
To enter, students should head over to the Academy’s official Facebook page, where they will explain how they hope to contribute to the future of movies. The search will end of January 19 and at least six students will be picked as winners.
“For a film student to go to the Oscars and be a part of presenting is a huge break,” said MacFarlane. Will it be yours? Let us know if you plan on participating in the search.