Grambling student selected to shoot final season of "Empire"

Kayla Sullers, Mass Communication Sophomore Interns on Set for Final Season (Source: Media handout provided by GSU)
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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE) - Grambling State University has announced that one of its students is helping to shoot the final season of the Fox show "Empire."

They say Sophomore Kayla Sullers will work with the camera and production teams behind the show.

“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.”

The final season of "Empire" is set to air this fall.

You can find more information about Kayla Sullers below. The information was sent by GSU to KNOE in a news release.

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.