Kickstart your screen career with the highly-coveted Village Roadshow Animal Logic Entertainment Internship in Los Angeles, with applications now open.
Already a proven career booster for previous recipients, the three-month work placement in the offices of both Village Roadshow Pictures (Ready Player One, Ocean’ s 8) and Animal Logic Entertainment (Peter Rabbit, The Lego Batman Movie) provides the recipient with first-hand experience in the world of financing, developing and marketing of major motion pictures.
Petra Lovrencic, last year’s recipient, has started her new role as post-production assistant at Animal Logic in Sydney, while 2016 recipient Melanie Jayne is currently working at HBO Programming in Los Angeles.
The internship, valued at US$20,000 which covers flights, visas, accommodation and a living allowance, is open to any under-graduate or recent graduate who wishes to pursue a career as a producer or development executive in the screen industry. The internship will start in early 2019. The selection panel is seeking innovative and creative applicants who have demonstrated a commitment and significant potential in their chosen area.
Kate Marks, President of Australians in Film said, “Over the past few years, the internship has provided an invaluable launching pad for emerging Australian producers and we are so grateful to Greg Basser and Zareh Nalbandian for their investment in the Australian industry. We value their leadership and our partnership with them greatly.”
Greg Basser, CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and producer of the largest Chinese-Australian co-production ever filmed in Australia and the biggest production to be shot in Victoria in over a decade, The Whistleblower, said, “providing opportunities and support for emerging Australian screen professionals is an important and vital role at our company and we are proud to be working with Animal Logic and Australians in Film in offering this internship.”
“This internship offers a gifted graduate the invaluable experience of working in Los Angeles with two of Australia’s leading production companies,” added Zareh Nalbandian, CEO of Animal Logic Entertainment. “Exposure to the wider international film community is an important step for any emerging producer and provides creatives with the tools to navigate an increasingly globalized market.”
** Applications are now closed **
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 application fee for this year’s Internship is US$50. As part of the application fee you also receive an International Industry Membership of Australians in Film, which grants entry to five events when in Los Angeles. You are also eligible for free entry into any other career development or education AiF runs for 12 months, including Mentor LA, Gateway LA, Heath Ledger Scholarship. If you are already a current member of AiF, then it is free to enter. FLEXI PASS HOLDERS are NOT eligible.