Fox’s Empire selects Grambling State student to shoot final season

Kayla Sullers, Mass Communication sophomore interns on set for final season

Grambling, LA – August 6, 2019 – Grambling State University rising sophomore Kayla Sullers has landed an internship of a lifetime – working with the camera and production teams behind the final season of Fox’s critically acclaimed show “Empire” which is set to air this fall.

“From the time Kayla set foot on campus, she has been shining in the classroom,” said Dr. Robbie Morganfield, head of the Department of Mass Communication. “It’s no surprise that she now is positioned to shine beyond it. She is among a cohort of students making phenomenal our new norm, and we’re extremely proud of that.”

About Kayla Sullers

Sullers, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a rising Sophomore at Grambling State majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Integrated Media. A student worker for the University’s Office of Communications, Sullers is also a member of the University’s Student Leadership Initiative. Prior to coming to college, her work as a filmmaker and videographer have been recognized by the Museum of Science & Industry Black Art Exhibition and WTTW Chicago Public Media.

“The goal of President Gallot and our entire University is to ensure that our students have the opportunity to obtain more than a degree,” said Dr. Carolyn Hester, Dean of the University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Kayla is an example of the hundreds of thousands of HBCU students whose talents change the world when they’re given the opportunity.”
As a camera intern, Sullers will work with the team that supports the A-list roster of actors and directors who support the show – including Taraji P. Henson, Terrance Howard, Jussie Smollett, and others.