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Student Profile: Travis Carlson

Posted: June 5, 2012

Travis Carlson, a Buffalo State junior majoring in television and film arts (TFA) with a minor in writing, has landed a summer internship with Los Angeles-based film company OddLot Entertainment.

Known for its recent success with the critically acclaimed Drive, Rabbit Hole, and From Prada to Nada, OddLot is currently producing the independent film Ender’s Game that will be released next March.

Carlson will work in script development and office management while he writes his next independent project on the side, said Jeffrey Hirschberg, associate professor and director of the TFA program.

“Travis’ Hollywood internship is adding to TFA’s continuing tradition of its students obtaining highly competitive positions in the entertainment industry,” Hirschberg said.

Carlson, an All College Honors student and resident assistant, also co-founded the Silver Screen Association and is a member of Friday Night Live, the campus’s improvisation group. His 125-minute action film, The Codex, was one of 12 finalists in the student films category at the 2011 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.

This is a busy time for Carlson, who just returned to the United States from the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program. While taking globalization-inspired college courses on the ship comprised of 650 students, Carlson sailed around the world, stopping and studying in 13 foreign countries. A documentary project of this journey is in the works.

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