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VREG/ AL Entertainment Internship: Applications Now Closed


APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

2017 Village Roadshow Entertainment Group &

 Animal Logic Entertainment Internship

Established in 2014 as part of Australia’s In Film’s mission to serve as a bridge between the US and Australian screen industries, the highly sought-after internship is open to Australian film business undergraduate students and recent graduates, who demonstrate significant potential in their areas of expertise. The program involves working in the Los Angeles offices of Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic Entertainment to gain first hand experience in developing, acquiring, packaging and producing feature films for the international market.

Village Roadshow Pictures is one of the world’s leading independent producers and financiers of feature films, including box-office smash hits THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, AMERICAN SNIPER, HAPPY FEET, THE LEGO® MOVIE, the OCEAN’S series and THE MATRIX trilogy.

Animal Logic Entertainment is a highly respected and ground breaking digital production studio whose work can be seen in such big-budget films, including CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, UNBROKEN, INSURGENT, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE LEGO® MOVIE and HAPPY FEET, and upcoming THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE, THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE & THE LEGO® MOVIE SEQUEL.


Valued at $20,000, the three month internship will run from early 2017, with living and travel expenses covered while the recipient gets invaluable work experience in the Hollywood studio system.


Kate Marks, President of Australians in Film said, "AiF's mission is to connect the Australian industry with the international market. This internship is potentially a life changing, once in a lifetime opportunity for a recent business graduate or graduate to work with two of the industry's leading production companies."

CEO of Animal Logic, Zareh Nalbandian said, "The team at Animal Logic Entertainment is proud to welcome another Aussie intern into our Los Angeles film development and production office. Australia is at the forefront of emerging technologies and memorable storytelling, always punching above its weight in content creation for all screens and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Australians in Film and Village Roadshow, mentoring and encouraging more collaborative, creative and innovative Australian creatives into the future!”

Greg Basser, CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group added, “We are delighted to participate once again in this program that gives a unique look into the film business for students and recent graduates and look forward to reviewing this year’s applicants.”

Winner of this year’s Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, Melanie Jayne said “The internship has been a very insightful and rewarding experience. From working at Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic Entertainment, I've learned so much about how the film industry operates here in Los Angeles. Everything from the day-to-day operations of a production company, what kind of scripts are chosen to be developed into feature films, who the current and up-and-coming players in the industry are and more.

Working with these two great Australian companies has allowed me to not only immerse myself in the heart of the film industry and expand my networks here in the U.S., but it has also strengthened my connection with the Australian film industry. Thank you to Australians in Film for providing this wonderful opportunity and to everyone at VRP and ALE for being so kind and genuinely helpful.” 

Internship Details

The 3-month Internship is open to current film business undergraduate students and recent graduates, who demonstrate significant potential in their area of expertise. The program includes working at Village Roadshow Pictures’ office in Los Angeles, with a focus in garnering hands-on experience in developing, acquiring, packaging and producing feature films.

The Internship will also offer opportunities for various introductions and networking opportunities (outside of day-to-day work at Village Roadshow Pictures), including, but not limited to, networking and informational meetings with AiF Industry Members, Board members and Advisers. The chosen candidate will receive return economy airfare and a stipend from Australians in Film to cover accommodations and other living costs. 

Eligibility

  • Only individuals may apply
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens
  • Applicants can be University graduates or current students. The focus is on the calibre of the applicant and strength of their application
  • Internships are not available for script development proposals

Assessment Process

Applications are assessed by a combination of Australians in Film Committee Members (drawn from industry specialists) and senior staff from Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic Entertainment.

The program has 3 rounds:

  • 1st Round: Call for applications (applications closed Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5PM PDT in Los Angeles)
  • 2nd Round: A select group of applicants are notified and asked to submit coverage from a sample script
  • 3rd Round: Three candidates are selected and notified for interviews with representatives from Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic Entertainment

Assessment Criteria

When assessing applications for this program, the Selection Committee will use the following criteria:

  • The skills, experience and track record of the applicant, and the quality of education, references and previous work
  • The quality of the application and proposed objective, as it aligns with program goals
  • The strategic career benefit to the applicant
  • The potential wider benefits to the Australian and international film industry

Application Materials

Applications must be submitted through the online application form provided, and must include all required information.

Applications must include the following:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Industry References

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For help or to ask a question, please email entertainment-intern@australiansinfilm.org

Final Report

Funding recipients must deliver a written report to the Australians in Film Board upon completion of the Internship.

Internship Benefits and Obligations 

  • Australians in Film, its staff and Board, will oversee management of the Internship and the welfare of the recipient for the duration of the Internship
  • Employment at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group in Beverly Hills, where he/she will work in projects in development.
  • Roundtrip economy airfare
  • J-1 Visa (please visit the The U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program website for details http://j1visa.state.gov)
  • Travel insurance  
  • Stipend (the prize value is $20,000. Price of J-1 Visa, flights and insurance will be subtracted from this to form the stipend available for the winning Intern)
  • Accommodation (AiF helps secure, but candidate is responsible for all rent responsibilities and living expenses)
  • AiF industry membership
  • AiF introductions and networking
TOTAL PRIZE VALUE - $20,000USD

Australians in Film
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Suite #B211, Bronson Bldg 
Hollywood, CA 90038

Phone: 310 452 5939
Fax: 323 446 8724

   

    

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