Warner Bros. Discovery Burbank Honorship
Bianca Mazur was born and raised in Burbank, California, and attended Burbank High School. Since she was little, Mazur has loved television shows and movies, and was interested in being part of a company behind them.
During her time at Burbank High School, Mazur was part of the Business Academy, where she
discovered her passion for marketing—particularly through its marketing course, in which she excelled in creating and managing a brand.
Mazur also participated in multiple clubs and organizations in her community that taught her leadership and networking skills. As an ambassador for Gain Federal Credit Union’s Independent Advantage program, she furthered her public speaking skills by presenting information about financial literacy to her peers. Mazur held the position of treasurer in her school’s Children’s Hospital Aid Club, where she organized successful fundraisers and kept track of the money that circulated through the club. Additionally, she was on the executive boards for Project Teens Teach and Burbank High School’s Key Club, where she learned the importance of communication and had opportunities to give back to her community through volunteering.
In her junior and senior years of high school, Mazur worked as a host at Islands Restaurants, accumulating more than 700 hours in under two years. At Islands, she exhibited her problem-solving skills to satisfy customers’ needs and gained a deep understanding of professionalism in the workplace.
In her spare time, Mazur enjoys driving around town with her friends, riding roller coasters at theme parks, listening to music, and playing with her two cats. She also loves to read and play tennis, both of which she has been doing since a young age.
Mazur is overjoyed to begin her internship at Warner Bros. and hopes to ultimately work for the marketing side of a company in the entertainment industry so she can fulfill her professional goals and be part of an organization that makes people happy. In the fall, Mazur will attend Pace University in New York City to pursue a degree in marketing.
Genevieve Ward was born on November 20, 1993 in Los Angeles. Growing up in a family active in the movie business, she was exposed to the industry at an early age, and for the majority of her life she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field. At the end of middle school, Genevieve became involved in a local media arts organization called Venice Arts. In 2007 she started taking photography classes there and immediately fell in love with the medium.
In 2009 she was asked to participate in a class called Youth Media Crew with Venice Arts, where students worked on creating both community and personal multi-media stories. Genevieve worked with a fellow student on a video portrait of a Venice local entitled “Scotty’s Lantern House”. The project is now being featured in numerous teen film festivals including the Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, the YAM Festival and the CineYouth Film Festival (part of the Chicago Int’l Film Festival). During the year she spent in Youth Media Crew she became passionate about editing and documentary film work along with photography and watching films.
During high school Genevieve had the opportunity to work as an intern for film editor Eric Beason on “The Stepfather” at Anonymous Content and with Venice Arts as Youth Art Intern.