Television Academy Foundation Awards Local Professor

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Alexis Duran, an adjunct professor in the digital film production department at San Diego Miramar College and the film, television and media arts department at Southwestern College, has been selected for an Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowship by the Television Academy Foundation. He is one of just 12 professors selected from colleges and universities nationwide for the fellowship program.

Named in honor of the late Alex Trebek, longtime host of the quiz show “Jeopardy!,” the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships offer financial support to attendees of the Foundation’s annual Media Educators Conference. The three-day conference, held this year at the Academy’s North Hollywood Campus in California Oct. 25-27, connected college classrooms with the television industry by providing media professors with curriculum-enhancing seminars on the latest in the art, science and business of television with prominent leaders in show business.

Financial support for fellows includes registration fees, travel and/or hotel accommodations for the conference. Preference is given to attendees from minority-serving institutions. The Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Harry & Judy Friedman Family Foundation.

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs,the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

Alex Trebek Legacy Fellows at the Media Educators Conference with Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation, Jodi Delaney (Far left) at the Television Academy on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for The Television Academy/AP Images)

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