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Searchlight Pictures Development Internship - Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010364 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Fox Searchlight Date posted Jan. 30, 2020


A Day in the Life…

The development intern is an integral part of the Searchlight team in evaluating incoming submissions and developing our current slate. We are a small office and rely on interns to handle special projects and administrative duties (greeting guests and occasionally helping assistants answer phones). The hands-on role will offer exposure to the film industry and the development process at one of the leading studios. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting and distributing a daily newsletter (relevant news and daily trends)
  • Reading incoming script submissions and writing coverage
  • Reading project drafts and providing feedback
  • Compiling lists of writers, directors and cast for various projects
  • Participating in research projects as they come up.

What you bring to the role…

  • Candidates should have a general interest in film and the entertainment industry
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to multitask and maintain attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to gain development experience to further their career
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge and interest in Searchlight Pictures is a plus!

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Prior internship experience in film development and production or other related fields preferred.
  • Working towards a degree in Film, Screenwriting, Producing, or Directing preferred.

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All students must be at least 18 years old
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Program Dates

  • All candidates must be available from May/June – August/September
  • All candidates must be willing to work approximately 40 hours/week

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Fox Searchlight:

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and the films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of 21st Century Fox.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Fox Searchlight.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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