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  • Entertainment
  • Fall
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • 2019

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About Foton Pictures: 

Foton Pictures is a creator-driven content studio. Based out of Los Angeles since 2015 with capacity to develop, produce, and finance feature films, episodic projects, gaming experiences, and new media projects.  Foton Pictures released two theatrical films in 2017 and 2018. THE LITTLE HOURS, which premiered on opening night as an Official Selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews featuring a wonderful comedic cast in John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, and Alison Brie. It is globally distributed by Universal Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky. In 2017, Foton Pictures also produced Bill Watterson’s award-winning festival darling, DAVE MADE A MAZE featuring comedian Nick Thune (as Dave) and released theatrically by Gravitas Ventures. We also produced “TO THE STARS”, an Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It premiered in competition to great audience reception and critical reviews. Directed by the Independent Spirit Award winner, Martha Stephens featuring Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Liana Liberato and Shea Whigham. The project was produced by Laura D. Smith (It Follows) and Kristin Mann (Midnight Special). It’s first international premiere will be at the Karlovy Vary Festival in July 2019. A domestic theatrical release is planned for the Fall in 2019 via The Samuel Goldwyn Company.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Film Development & Production Intern, Foton Pictures - Fall 2019

 

Foton Pictures Internship program offers a unique opportunity to work alongside the teams that come together to create movies, TV shows, and other great experiences. This internship provides meaningful and productive work that allow you to build your resume, experience, and develop your skills further. You will be provided with challenging tasks, real-world experience, valuable networking opportunities, and many educational and social opportunities while in our offices. This Fall internship is from August 12th through October 14th, and all candidates must be able to work between 10-25 hours a week (flexible based on school schedule).

 

The development and production team sees projects through the entire development process from a pitch to a fully-written script through casting and attaching a director into production of a pilot to, in success, a series on air. Interns will gain experience in reading and analyzing incoming material. They will be exposed to writers, directors and producers throughout the creative process. Interns may be able to join table reads, casting sessions, pitch meetings, general development meetings and will work closely with the entire drama team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

• Reading and analyzing incoming material as well as scripts our team is developing

 

• Compiling research on properties for possible option

 

• Being trained to have the skills of a working assistant on an entertainment desk

 

• Interaction with the close-knit drama team on a daily basis.

 

• Learning to write coverage on script

 

• Rolling calls – the very specific way to do this for the creative community

 

• Note-taking on calls – exposure & experience in understanding ''what's'' important

 

• Scheduling meetings with key leaders and producers in the creative & production industries – this assists in the development of the key players and stakeholders in the industry

 

• Updating status reports for all series

 

• In addition to this, the interns will get exposure to some of the critical meetings – development meetings, production meetings and the issues discussed there.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

• Great attitude and passion for television and film

 

• Previous intern or school experience in script coverage and development

 

• An ambitious, pro-active personality

 

• A passion for television with a creative bent

 

• Good eye for creative

 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

• Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field

 

Foton Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

 

Benefits & Perks: 

Foton Pictures Internship program offers a unique opportunity to work alongside the teams that come together to create movies, TV shows, and other great experiences. This internship provides meaningful and productive work that allow you to build your resume, experience, and develop your skills further. You will be provided with challenging tasks, real-world experience, valuable networking opportunities, and many educational and social opportunities while in our offices. This Fall internship is from August 12th through October 14th, and all candidates must be able to work between 10-25 hours a week (flexible based on school schedule).

 

Intern Payment: 
Travel Expenses/Lunches Covered
Internship Description of Duties: 
Foton Pictures Internship program offers a unique opportunity to work alongside the teams that come together to create movies, TV shows, and other great experiences. This internship provides meaningful and productive work that allow you to build your resume, experience, and develop your skills further. You will be provided with challenging tasks, real-world experience, valuable networking opportunities, and many educational and social opportunities while in our offices. This Fall internship is from August 12th through October 14th, and all candidates must be able to work between 10-25 hours a week (flexible based on school schedule). The development and production team sees projects through the entire development process from a pitch to a fully-written script through casting and attaching a director into production of a pilot to, in success, a series on air. Interns will gain experience in reading and analyzing incoming material. They will be exposed to writers, directors and producers throughout the creative process. Interns may be able to join table reads, casting sessions, pitch meetings, general development meetings and will work closely with the entire drama team.
Hours Required: 
15-30 Hours Per Week