(May 13, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Studios has announced high school seniors Alana Bonilla, Cosima Cabrera, Christopher Cabrera, Rita Mansuryan, Brooke Regalado, and Roberto Zuniga as its 2010 REACH Honorship winners. Through its REACH program, each Warner Bros. awards scholarship-internship packages, known as Honorships, to six graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of entertainment. As part of these Honorships, students are awarded scholarships as well as paid work experiences at Warner Bros. during the summers they are in college. Additionally, they’re provided mentoring and networking opportunities with entertainment industry professionals. Successful REACH program graduates are eligible for full-time positions at the company after completing their degrees. “These students are the future workforce of our industry, and we are always looking for new and diverse voices to help us grow as a company,” said Michelle Yates, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “The scholarships convey our support for the students, but the internships are where we demonstrate our commitment to their career development and continued success. We are truly invested in these students and their futures—futures we hope they will spend here with us at Warner Bros.” Cosima Cabrera, Mansuryan and Zuniga are this year’s winners of the Burbank REACH Honorships, created specifically for residents of the Studio’s longtime hometown. Cosima Cabrera—a senior at Providence High School attending Yale in the fall—and Mansuryan—a senior at Burbank High School, who will study political science at UCLA—will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship, coupled with the opportunity to complete four consecutive, paid summer internships at the Studio in their specific areas of interest. Zuniga, who attended John Burroughs High School, is the winner of this year’s vocational Honorship and will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward his studies at Glendale Community College in addition to two consecutive, paid summer internships at the Studio. Bonilla and Christopher Cabrera have received the Studio’s Los Angeles County REACH Honorships. Both students will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to complete up to four paid summer internships at the Studio. Bonilla attends Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and will pursue her passion for film and television production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Christopher Cabrera, a senior at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, will focus on public relations at UCLA this fall. Regalado is this year’s winner of the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera REACH Honorship. In addition to a $10,000 college scholarship, she will spend four summers in the Studio’s animation department, learning from some of the best in the business. She attends Santa Susana High School, a magnet school for arts and technology in Simi Valley, and will pursue animation at the California Institute of the Arts this fall. For more information on the REACH Program, visit www.WBCommunityConnection.com. About Warner Bros. Entertainment Warner Bros. Entertainment, a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company, is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A Time Warner Company, Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature films to television, home video/DVD, animation, comic books, interactive entertainment and games, product and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.
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