The internship program consists of three core areas that help educate and give practical, real world exposure and training in the entertainment industry. These areas are: Development Practices and Procedures, Assistant Training, and Office Assignments. Each of these areas is designed to help the intern understand the fundamentals of how a major motion picture company is run.
Development Practices and Procedures:
Interns are encouraged to read one script, either from our library or when assigned, daily. After reading, they will then provide coverage which consists of a synopsis of the material as well as the individual’s thoughts and suggestions. The intern will participate in staged pitch sessions with fellow interns supervised by the executives. The intern should become familiar with the process of developing ideas, getting availabilities of A-list talent for projects, making notes, researching and tracking projects as well as generating lists of current development and studio executives.
This is a multi-phase process that introduces the intern on proper phone protocols. The intern will get hands-on training by the Receptionist on all aspects of using the phone in the office. From there, the intern will sit on an assistant desk and learn how to: roll calls, take messages, and use Outlook.
No task is too small, but a lot of small ones can add up. Throughout each day, interns are given small (sometimes larger) tasks. These can range from Lot runs to burning DVDs. The goal here is to have the intern understand what it’s like to work in a fast-paced environment, how to prioritize, communicate effectively and timely.
While these three core areas are in place to help the intern grow and learn, it is as equally important that they are contributing and helping the office run effectively and smoothly.