mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, recently announced that comedian, writer, producer and this year’s host of the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane, is the newest guest professor on the network’s ongoing, Emmy-nominated “Stand In” series.from mtvU
mtvU followed MacFarlane as he travelled to the University of California Los Angeles campus to stun a class full of students during Professor Denise Mann’s “Overview of Contemporary Film Industry” course.
MacFarlane’s “Stand In” will premiere on mtvU to more than 750 college campuses nationwide and on-demand at mtvU.com beginning December 10 at 10 a.m.
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During the class, MacFarlane announced “The Oscar Experience College Search” presented by The Academy and mtvU, a national search for the next generation of Oscar hopefuls.
College students who are interested in pursuing careers in film – writing, directing, producing, acting and more – are encouraged to vie for an opportunity to appear live onstage to deliver Oscar statuettes to telecast presenters. In addition to appearing on the Oscar show, winners will be flown to Los Angeles and provided hotel accommodations.
The Oscar Experience College Search will be featured on The Academy’s Facebook page and will run through January 19, 2013.
To enter, college students need to demonstrate they’re destined for the Oscars by completing the Academy’s entry form and uploading a video answering the question: How will you contribute to the future of movies?
The producers of this year’s Awards show will ultimately pick a minimum of six winners, who will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in the 85th Academy Awards on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center.
MacFarlane is the latest cultural luminary to participate in mtvU’s “Stand In” series. Each edition of the program features a guest professor teaching a class unique to his or her experience and background. Previous participants include Madonna, Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, Kanye West, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, John Legend, Russell Simmons, author Tom Wolfe, Senator John McCain and Sting.
MacFarlane wrote, directed and provided the voice for the title character in the feature film “Ted,” which has grossed over $500 million worldwide, making it the top-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. He is an Emmy Award winner and all-around entertainer best known as the creative force behind the television series “Family Guy.” MacFarlane also serves as executive producer, writer and voice actor on the animated series “American Dad!” which he co-created, and is currently executive producing “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” a 13-part series updating Carl Sagan’s iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science.
For more information on mtvU or “Stand In,” please visit www.mtvU.com.