Film Student Nicholas Fryou selected as winner of the $2,000
Monterey County Film Commission Director Emeritus
Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award
(Monterey, CA – May 10, 2013) – Nicholas Fryou, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the winner of $2,000 in the 2013 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award.
Fryou, who is from Aromas, is a senior at California State University Monterey Bay, majoring in Teledramatic Arts and Technology.He will use the award for the production expenses of a dramatic Western he plans for his Capstone, a senior film project required as a final thesis film by CSUMB.
“This scholarship will help out tremendously, and will allow me to successfully complete my Capstone project, which in turn will help jumpstart my career in film,” Fryou said. “Ever since I was very young I have had a passion for filmmaking, acting and being around the camera. It was a fun hobby that has now become a career choice in reach for me.”
The annual Monterey County Film Commission Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award is named in memory of Tyler, who served 20 years on the film commission’s board of directors. It was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film as well as beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or those enrolled in a college or university in the county. The fund is established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County
This year’s scholarship is supported by a donation from Union Bank, individual donors, and by Craig and Paula Tigerman in memory of Richard Tyler.
Contributions to next year’s film student scholarship are welcomed, according to Jeff Clark, Monterey County Film Commission board member and scholarship committee chairperson. For more information call 831-646-0910 or email email@example.com
The Monterey County Film Commission was created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987. It is a nonprofit organization proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in those areas.