Oscar host Seth MacFarlane introduced “The Oscar Experience College Search,” presented by the film academy and mtvU, on the latter's "Stand In" series today.
“For a film student to go to the Oscars and be a part of presenting is a huge break,” said MacFarlane.
A press release explains:
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.
“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,” said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “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.” ...