Thursday, November 10, 2022

Star struck

Former Canton resident wins prime-time internship 

Christopher Putlock
Christopher Putlock of Canton Township is going Hollywood.

Putlock, a senior at Loyola Marymount University, has been selected for the prestigious. Television Academy Foundation Internship Program. He is one of just 12 students chosen by Television Academy members from across the country for the 2022 fall program. The annual internship program provides eight-week paid internships at top Hollywood studios and production companies to college students nationwide, according to a prepared statement from the foundation.

Putlock is studying film and television production with a minor in screenwriting at the university.

This fall he is an unscripted intern at Magical Elves in Los Angeles. Magical Elves is an award-winning television production company with a roster of unscripted hits, including Emmy®-nominated series Nailed It! and Last Comic Standing and the popular two-time Emmy-winning series Top Chef. 

Putlock attended Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. He said his career aspiration is to be a TV comedy producer, inspired by the work of Nathan Fielder (The Rehearsal; Nathan for You), and he is excited about what the future holds. 

“Being selected for an internship by the same people who vote on the primetime Emmy Awards feels pretty special. I'm looking forward to being in an office and working with talented teams,” said Putlock. “And I'm excited to have a lifelong connection to the Television Academy Foundation.”  

Interns become lifelong members of the foundation alumni family, giving them access to events and networking opportunities as they build their careers in the industry.