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    Fall 2017 Internships - LIONSGATE (Santa Monica, CA)

    The Lionsgate Internship Program is designed to provide interested students with a hands-on experience in the entertainment industry.  

    Qualifications

    Lionsgate Internship Program – Fall 2017

    Santa Monica, CA / September 11 – December 1, 2017 / 20 hours per week maximum 

    LIONSGATE is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio with a strong and diversified presence in motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digital distribution of content. 

    The Lionsgate Internship Program is designed to provide interested students with a hands-on experience in the entertainment industry. 

    Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application.

    Important Dates:

    - The Lionsgate Summer Internship Semester will run from September 11 – December 1, 2017.

    - The last day to apply is Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5PM PST.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

    - All interns are required to attend orientation on either Monday, September 11, 2017 OR Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

     

    Details:

    - All internships are located in Santa Monica, CA, unless otherwise stated. Interns must provide their own housing and transportation.

    - Interns can work a minimum of 10 hours/week and up to a maximum of 20 hours/week.

    - All internships are paid.

    - Interns must be current sophomores through recent grads (within 6 months of internship start date).

    To Apply:

    All candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and completed application questions. Click on your preferred area(s) of interest to begin the process. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

    The Lionsgate Internship Program offers internship opportunities in many departments. All candidates applying should keep in mind that they may be considered for departments not listed. 


    Corporate Communications: Interns will be responsible for collating media coverage on various announcements on a daily basis as well as work closely with other members of the department in drafting writing materials as assigned by supervisor. Other responsibilities include organizing and maintaining department folders and files, coordinating executive photoshoots and updating executive briefing book.

    Corporate Development & Finance:  Interns will assist with updating and maintaining copyright databases. Responsibilities will include drafting production loan documents, purchase agreements and other needed agreements.

    Digital Studios: The interns in the TV Digital Production department will have the opportunity to complete coverage and assist on various projects. By the end of the semester, interns will have learned a basic understanding of the Lionsgate TV department, how to write good coverage, how to cover a desk, and basic office etiquette. The position requires a reliable, self-motivated hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn. The majority of your time here will be spent reading TV scripts, feature scripts, novels, plays, international formats and writing coverage. We expect our interns to have strong written and verbal communications skills.

    Franchise Management - Location Based Entertainment: Lionsgate Global Live and Location Based Entertainment is looking for a creative and organized intern to join our dynamic team. You should have an interest in learning about and developing skills related to the design and production of theme parks, live shows, and attractions. Our team is experienced, hardworking, highly detail oriented and versatile. Ideally, applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a strong interest in learning about the Location Based Entertainment industry.

    Global Consumer ProductsInterns on the Global Consumer Products team will assist with: creating pitch decks and presentations, conduct market research, creative approval process, tradeshow preparation, work on ad-hoc projects and provide department administrative support. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or interest in Consumer Products, excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word , Outlook), problem solving skills and be a self-starter.              

    Grindstone - Film Development: The primary duties of the development internship with Grindstone will be helping the acquisitions and development teams read and cover scripts.  Other tasks include but are not limited to: social media research, marketing presentations, creation of sales planning slides, trailer updates and downloads, and trailer views tracking.  Administrative duties to assist in Grindstone’s day to day operation will be assigned as needed.  Ideal candidates will have a love of genre films, a positive attitude, and be a self-starter. 

    Home Entertainment Marketing - Creative Services A/V: The Creative Services A/V Department is responsible for the creation of trailers and TV spots that are used to promote all of Lionsgate’s titles that are distributed on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD platforms. Intern responsibilities will include general administrative duties, transcribing, DVD duplication and authoring, A/V file conversions, preparing trailer and TV spot submissions for outside approvals, asset trafficking, and maintaining the department’s vault database. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills. Must have strong aspirations to pursue a career in the film industry. Familiarity with various digital A/V formats, both PC and Mac platforms, MS Office, QuickTime, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Avid and Final Cut Pro are preferred.

     Home Entertainment Marketing - Creative Services Design: The Creative Services department is responsible for the creation of artwork for all of Lionsgate’s titles that are distributed on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital and VOD platforms. The ideal intern should be self-motivated, creative and have a passion for design and work with the mentality of “no job too small.” Responsibilities will include assisting department in various creative projects such as creating assets for social campaigns and digital platforms, working within creative server, assisting project managers, and more. 

    Home Entertainment- Digital Distribution & Sales (NEW YORK CITY):The home entertainment, digital distribution & sales team is seeking an intern who will assist with quality control on digital platforms. They will also assist with data entry and handle administrate duties. The ideal candidate is able to work independently and skilled in Microsoft Office. 

    Home Entertainment - Operations & Digital : The Home Entertainment Operations & Digital intern will have the opportunity to foster real world experience in a fast paced and exciting environment.  The intern will gain exposure to and understanding of: application of contractual terms, pricing policies, revenue models and various business structures; timeline management of Home Entertainment and TV supply chain initiatives; title windows and holdbacks; advising on rights management conflicts and availabilities; and much more.  This is a highly analytical internship that also requires strong Excel skills. Preferred candidates will be majoring in Supply Chain Management or other Operations-related fields. 

    Home Entertainment Publicity: The Home Entertainment Publicity intern will have the opportunity to assist with premiere planning, press breaks and industry/press research. They will be trained on how to distribute press breaks and PR plans as well as help with project-based assignments. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong communication skills.

    Interactive Ventures and Games:  Lionsgate’s Interactive Ventures and Games team is looking for a driven and enthusiastic intern for Summer 2017. Interactive Ventures & Games is focused on developing quality gaming experiences, adapting pop-culture phenomena’s or video games into engaging film or television experiences, and making strategic investments in gaming or technology companies. We are also deeply involved with building out Lionsgate’s virtual reality business.Applicants must have a strong interest in mobile/tablet/console gaming as well as the film/TV space, be well versed in business development and business strategy, have proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media savviness, attention to detail and an eagerness to learn. 

    Internal Audit and Compliance:  Interns will gain experience in the Internal Audit and Compliance department at a growing entertainment studio. Prospective applicants will be exposed to how the audit department identifies company risks (both financial and IT), what controls are used to address risks and how audit tests the controls as part of the company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance process. Interns will be exposed to many of the departments in the company such as Theatrical, TV Sales, Marketing, Production, Domestic and International Sales, Merchandising, and Business and Legal Affairs. You may be exposed to various modules of the company’s SAP financial system. You will work in a highly motivated, innovative, and resource team environment. You will be challenged to think analytically and hopefully bring a unique perspective to our team. A basic proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) is necessary. Audit, Accounting and Finance students are preferred, but other majors feel free to apply as well. 

    International DistributionInterns can expect to gain a diverse learning experience as they assist the Lionsgate International Distribution department in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment. Daily tasks students should expect to handle include, updating international theatrical/home entertainment overviews, competitive release schedules, and analyzing international box office data, as well as ad hoc projects when required. Interns will assist the International Distribution team in preparation for international film markets, including Cannes. In addition, interns will help our International Promotions team by organizing promotional materials and updating artwork files. This internship will give students the opportunity to learn about various market trends and territories. Interns should be proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Outlook. Any interest in International Business is highly encouraged 

    International Marketing – Marketing, Publicity & Promotions: The International Marketing & Publicity intern will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience on how both Lionsgate and Summit theatrical titles are executed across multiple territories around the world. Interns will be expected to help with reviewing domestic and international daily breaks, updating distributor contact sheets, gathering material for marketing strategy docs, supporting the team at local press events (i.e. premieres, press junkets and press days), helping with promo items and materials, assisting with the season’s upcoming festival and market preparations, and any other administrative tasks as needed. Students with a concentration or interest in marketing and publicity are highly encouraged to apply.  Fluency in Mandarin is a plus but not required. 

    Investor Relations: Intern responsibilities will include keeping track of investor contact and marketing history, identifying potential target investors, updating corporate presentation slide deck, reading & analyzing Analyst reports and helping with investor perception studies. 

    IT- Data & Analytics - 1: The Information Technology, Data & Analytics intern will have the opportunity to foster real world experience in a fast paced, exciting, groundbreaking environment.  This intern will support efforts related to business intelligence, data science, data governance, SQL, R & Tableau.  The intern will be trained on analytics tools, including Tableau server 9.0, big data technologies and key performance indicators and metrics for the media & entertainment industry.  Preferred candidates will be working toward a Masters degree in computer science or engineering, exposure to modern analysis tools and techniques, and a natural interest in architecting solutions to support promotion of Lionsgate films and television products. 

    IT- Data & Analytics – 2: The Information Technology, Data & Analytics intern will have the opportunity to foster real world experience in a fast paced, exciting, groundbreaking environment.  This intern will support efforts related to business intelligence, data science, data governance, SQL, R & Tableau.  The intern will be trained on analytics tools, including Tableau server 9.0, big data technologies and key performance indicators and metrics for the media & entertainment industry.  Preferred candidates will be working toward a Masters degree in computer science or engineering, exposure to modern analysis tools and techniques, and a natural interest in architecting solutions to support promotion of Lionsgate films and television products.  

    Legal, Acquisitions & Co-ProductionsAn internship in the Lionsgate Acquisitions Department will have a set of duties that will consist of reading and evaluating scripts as well as screeners through writing coverage. The internship also includes various administrative duties that would familiarize you with day to day studio operations. On occasion, interns will get the unique opportunity to act as test audiences participants to gauge reception toward a new film. This is a writing intensive internship that requires diligent and hardworking students who are ready to learn.       

    Laugh Out Loud (LOL) – Digital Marketing:The Digital Marketing intern will play an active role in the development of Laugh Out Loud’s marketing strategy. The intern will work in tandem with the Director of Marketing to plan and execute all online initiatives for LOL’s content promotion. The intern should be well-versed in competitive research and analysis, reading and analyzing social media reports, MS Office, and hungry to learn.

    Laugh Out Loud (LOL) – Social Media: The Social Media Intern will play an active role in the development of Laugh Out Loud’s online community. The intern will help plan and execute a social strategy, as well as helping the social media manager maintain a comedic presence throughout LOL’s various social media platforms. Additionally, they will analyze social media activity, identify viable content ideas, and maintain a calendar of events. The intern will learn how to reach specific social communities, promote an international brand online, and gain experience with the tools used to assess social performance.  An ideal candidate is beyond savvy with social media and popular influencers, skilled in MSOffice and the Adobe Creative Suite, and hungry to learn.

    Legal – Corporate 2: Our intern will assist the department in all aspects of home entertainment and OTT channel clearances.  Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.          

    Legal – Corporate 3:Our intern will assist the department with various tasks, including updating and maintaining the corporate document database, assist with organization of files, and assist with any special projects as designated. Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.               

    Legal – Corporate Governance: Our intern will assist the department with reviewing legal documents, working on copyright supplements, assisting in entity formation, drafting corporate documents, editing NDAs, etc.  Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.            

    Legal – HR: This intern will be fully immersed in the legal function of the Human Resources department.  He/She: (1) will be trained on drafting various agreements and policies for the company (2) conduct legal research on labor and employment issues as they arise (3) assist the department with various tasks including organizing legal files and assist with special projects as designated. Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school and in their 2L or 3L year, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.          

    Legal – Rights Management: Legal interns in this department will assist the Rights Management team with a variety of tasks including: analysis and abstracting of feature output, library and acquisition agreements; reviewing television co-financing, co-production and license agreements; and assisting with preliminary research into location-based, video game and merchandising rights availability with respect to both current and library properties. Additionally, legal interns will provide support by fielding rights inquiries from various departments including feature acquisitions, television development and sales. All students must be in their 2L or 3L year at the time of the internship and must have taken Copyright Law and Corporations/Business Associations. Previous entertainment industry Legal/Business Affairs experience is preferred. Candidates should be interested in entertainment law as a profession. 

    Legal – TV Business Affairs: Our intern will assist with organizing and filing correspondences from TV networks and various guilds. They will register aired episodes of TV series with the U.S. copyright office. You will read pilot scripts to determine the number of series regulars in the cast and highlight any scenes that could be costly for production. Other responsibilities prepare writing credits for episodes to be sent to the WGA, assist in preparing payments for development writers and rights holders, drop off writer/director episodic deal memos for internal approval and save signed contracts for writers, actors and director in digital files.

    Legal – WWTV & Digital Distribution: Our intern will assist with agreement and amendment drafting, legal research, clip and still agreements, dubbing agreements, and corporate compliance.  Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.                

    Motion Picture – Acquisitions & Co-Productions: An internship in the Lionsgate Acquisitions Department will have a set of duties that will consist of reading and evaluating scripts as well as DVD screeners through writing coverage. The internship also includes various administrative duties that would familiarize students with day-to-day studio operations. On occasion, interns will get the unique opportunity to act as test audience participants to gauge reception toward a new film. Lastly, it should be noted that this is a writing-intensive internship that requires diligent and hardworking students who are ready to learn. 

    Motion Picture Development: The Motion Picture Development department is seeking a few interns interested in learning more about what it entails to be an assistant in the film industry.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: script coverage, covering desks, various administrative tasks for the department.  There may be minimal errand running.  This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.

    MPG Production & Development: The Motion Picture Production & Development Intern will support our production team and will become an integral part of our group by tracking production data of Lionsgate projects, breaking down scripts, researching potential shooting locations, and assist in daily tasks as needed.  This is a unique opportunity to learn the various aspects of the film industry and be involved in active productions at the company. This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.

    Motion Picture Production: The Motion Picture Production Intern will support our production team and will become an integral part of our group by tracking production data of Lionsgate projects, breaking down scripts, researching potential shooting locations, and assist in daily tasks as needed.  This is a unique opportunity to learn the various aspects of the film industry and be involved in active productions at the company. This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.              

    OTT- Worldwide TV Sales: Our intern will work on data management and input. They will be responsible for projects on Photoshop that will include, image resizing and poster creation. Some light video edition and transcoding will be assigned. 

    Pop - Program Planning & Scheduling  (NEW YORK CITY): Within our department, Interns will learn how a cable network is scheduled by utilizing ratings and researching competitive data and assisting in the data entry within the scheduling database.  In addition, interns will also update departmental documentation, create themed programming and assist with general administrative tasks.  Ideal candidates should have a passion for television, attention to detail and social media savvy. Proficiency in Excel and internet based research a must. 

    Tax - Compliance: The Tax Department internship will expose the candidate to several major areas of tax services for an SEC registrant company including: 1) accounting for the entertainment industry, 2) financial reporting for income taxes and 3) tax return preparation for federal, state and local filings. Assigned work requires heavy attention to detail and exceptionally strong communication and organization skills Responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation of period local tax filings, basic federal and state income tax returns, sales and use tax returns, and other compliance issues. The intern will be required to assist tracking filing deadlines; prepare supporting calculations in Excel; write response letters to certain state and government offices. Candidates must be a current student and have high interest in pursuing certification for public accounting (“CPA”).

    Theatrical Marketing – A/V Creative: The Lionsgate Theatrical Marketing intern will support the marketing efforts for Lionsgate. Responsibilities include general office duties, creating watermarked files in Final Cut Pro, A/V file conversions, preparing trailer and TV spot submissions for external approvals, editing the department budget in Excel and learning the intricacies of marketing a film while observing the creative process of trailer and TV spot creation.

    Theatrical Marketing, DigitalThe digital marketing team handles all online properties and initiatives for Lionsgate’s theatrical releases, including social media, viral campaigns, website/app development, and media placements. Internship tasks include film franchise and competitive title research, social media reports, campaign calendar maintenance and organization, and various other special projects and administrative tasks. An ideal candidate is social media savvy, skilled in Excel and PowerPoint, creative, and eager to learn.

    Theatrical Marketing, LG Premiere: The Theatrical Marketing Department is currently seeking highly motivated self-starters with strong analytical skills to join our internship program. Interns in our department will get first hand insight into the branding and positioning of a studio’s various theatrical releases. Responsibilities include general office duties, assistance managing research budgets, analyzing and organizing tracking and testing data, ad hoc research projects, help coordinating research tests, assistance with branding and positioning studies, and creating & maintaining filing systems. Interns will also work with other theatrical marketing departments as needed. The candidate must have strong aspirations to pursue a career in the film industry. Ability with numerical data and familiarity with MS Excel are highly preferred.

    Theatrical PublicityThe Lionsgate theatrical national & field publicity teams work closely together in all publicity initiatives across the U.S. and handle all talent relations. The intern’s daily tasks are extremely varied and include but aren’t limited to: compiling daily film breaks, managing press lists, editing press notes, building talent schedules, researching creative projects, in addition to some basic administrative tasks. The intern will help the team plan and execute major events such as genre conventions, film festivals, film premieres, special screenings and press junkets/press days. An ideal candidate is an organized individual with a passion for film, strong writing skills and a proficiency in Microsoft Office 

    Theatrical Publicity, (NEW YORK CITY): The Lionsgate theatrical national & field publicity teams work closely together in all publicity initiatives across the U.S. and handle all talent relations. The intern’s daily tasks are extremely varied and include but aren’t limited to: compiling daily film breaks, managing press lists, editing press notes, building talent schedules, researching creative projects, in addition to some basic administrative tasks. The intern will help the team plan and execute major events such as genre conventions, film festivals, film premieres, special screenings and press junkets/press days. An ideal candidate is an organized individual with a passion for film, strong writing skills and a proficiency in Microsoft Office.            

    Tribeca Short List – Acquisition Marketing, (NEW YORK CITY): The Acquisition Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, customer acquisition, social media analytics and business intelligence plans.

    Tribeca Short List – Content Programming & Acquisitions, (NEW YORK CITY): The content programming & acquisitions intern will contribute to the team’s efforts by assisting on projects that include: film research, title audits, metadata accuracy and maintaining an overall brand tone consistency across our consumer-facing film data fields. 

    Tribeca Short List – Social Media, (NEW YORK CITY): The Social Media Intern will play an active role in the development of Tribeca Shortlist’s (TSL) online community. Under the supervision of the Director of Branding and Social Media Manager, the intern will maintain the TSL’s presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our customer base. Additionally, they will analyze activity on social media networks, identify viable content ideas and maintain a calendar of events. The intern will learn how to reach communities, and promote a brand online and gain experience in social media platforms and the tools used to assess their performance.

    TV Alternative Programming:  The TV Alternative Programming intern will be exposed to multiple aspects of the team and will be asked to perform a variety of tasks. Interns will assist with general administrative duties, cover assistant desk and phones when needed, help on special projects, attend development and staff meetings, research for development, etc.           

    TV Physical Production: Lionsgate TV is looking for an intern to support the Physical Production team. Applicant must have a strong interest in scripted television and producing. Primary responsibilities will be tracking and cataloging resumes and credits for Below the Line crew members, managing the storage and tracking of production assets, and conducting online research for pre-production.               

    TV Production: The interns in the TV Production department will have the opportunity to complete coverage, assist on various projects, and shadow executives. By the end of the semester, interns will have learned a basic understanding of the Lionsgate TV department, how to write good coverage, how to cover a desk, and basic office etiquette. The position requires a reliable, self-motivated hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn. The majority of your time here will be spent reading TV scripts, feature scripts, novels, plays, international formats and writing coverage. We expect our interns to have strong written and verbal communications skills.  

    Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution: Our department is currently seeking forward thinking students that are able to thrive in dynamic environments.  Interns will help our licensing and digital teams with pitch decks, QC, sales planning and meeting notes.  Ideal candidates will have strong Excel skills, excellent communication skills and great attention to detail.          

    Worldwide Television Marketing - Creative Services: The Worldwide Television Marketing Department is looking for organized and detail-oriented interns interested in working with our team to promote the global sale and launch of shows like THE ROYALS, NASHVILLE & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK on multiple broadcast networks and digital platforms. Interns will help provide client support and assist the department with processing of video and photography assets (download, QC, label and organize, upload to distributing site) creating sales presentations and developing global marketing creative. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in the creative services side of marketing and pursuing a marketing, communications, or design degree and have a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps and Microsoft Office. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must.

    Worldwide Television Marketing – Digital/Promotions:  Our intern will assist the marketing team in creating sales materials for slate of TV shows, research information on TV and theatrical titles, build presentations for sales team.  He/she will be responsible for writing social media posts and formulating social media strategies for Lionsgate TV.  Strong verbal, social media savviness, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must. 

    Worldwide Television Marketing – Events: Our intern will help with the research and planning of International and Domestic festivals, premieres and press junkets. They will act as a project manager: building budgets, putting together calendars and timelines to ensure deadlines are met and logistics are complete. Will act as a liaison between our group and vendors.