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Intern, Feature Film Program

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Department: Feature Film Program


Employment Dates: September 11, 2019 - May 22, 2020

Considerations: Must be able to commit to 20 hours per week. Without exception, candidates must be able to work 2.5 days/week (2 full days (10am-6pm) and 1 half day (10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm)

Learning Opportunities: The FFP intern will contribute to year-round artist support programming, participate in the review processes for the annual Development Track (January Screenwriters Lab, Screenwriters Intensive, Film Two Initiative, various Fellowships) and Post-Production Track (Editing Residency, Film Music and Sound Design Lab), and learn how to evaluate and provide feedback on work-in-progress screenplays and rough cuts while gaining valuable administrative skills, film industry knowledge, and a strong overall understanding of the Feature Film Program’s mission.


Essential Job Functions and Duties: 

  • Assists in the submissions process for annual Development Track, includes reading and providing written coverage on submitted projects.

  • Maintains FileMaker Pro and FluidReview databases with required and updated information.

  • Reads and evaluates work-in-progress screenplays.

  • Responds to general inquiries from the public.

  • Researches and tracks up-and-coming filmmakers. 

  • Assists with planning year-round department events, including Los Angeles screenplay readings, Intensive and workshops, and Sundance Film Festival preparations. 

  • Assists with special projects as needed. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • Extensive knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office products.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Candidates must be proactive and detail oriented.

  • Must have a strong interest in independent film. 

  • Without exception, Candidates must be able to work 2.5 days/week (2 full days, 1 half day).


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Degree or working towards a degree in film preferred.

  • Experience working with databases preferred.

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