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Celebrating more than a decade at Sundance Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science in Film initiative supports emerging filmmakers whose work heightens public awareness of science in our culture. Through grants, Lab Fellowships, panel discussions, and the annual Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Initiative illustrates the vital and unique role of scientists and their work in our society and highlights the special possibilities of communicating the complexities and rewards of science through independent film.


To support the development of screenplays with science or technology themes, Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provide two different opportunities for screenwriters through a Commissioning Grant or a Fellowship. Both provide a cash award to support further development of a screenplay and to retain science advisors, along with overall creative and strategic feedback throughout development. Only one of each is awarded each year.


Applications for the 2015 Commissioning Grant & Fellowship are currently closed. The 2016 application will be available beginning June 8, 2015.


Submission End Date: 06/21/15
The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer's workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows engage in an artistically rigorous process that offers them indispensable lessons in craft, as well as the means to do the deep exploration needed to fully realize their material.
Submission End Date: 06/21/15

With the aim to further the presence of Asian American voices and stories in independent film, Sundance Institute continues its commitment to support a diverse group of emerging artists. Writers or writer/directors developing their first or second narrative feature film are eligible to apply for this Fellowship and must be either of Asian American descent or have significant themes and/or characters relating to the Asian American experience in their screenplay. Once selected, the Asian American Fellow will participate in either a Screenwriters Lab, Screenwriters Intensive or Creative Producing Summit.


Applications for the 2016 Fellowship are currently open until May 1, 2015.


The point of entry to be considered for the 2016 Asian American Fellowship is through application to the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab which is currently open until May 1, 2015. By submitting to the Screenwriters Lab, you will automatically be considered for the Asian American Fellowship and possible inclusion in the Screenwriters Lab, Screenwriters Intensive, or Creative Producing Summit.


Please proceed here to the January Screenwriters Lab open application. Within the application itself, please mark the box indicating your interest to be considered for the Asian American Fellowship.


For further questions regarding the Asian American Fellowship, please email us at AAFellowship@Sundance.org.

Submission End Date: 06/21/15

Co-operative Studios is currently seeking Film Production Interns with social media skills/marketing, web design and/or editing experience. Must be creative and able to promote current projects & update/maintain new website. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in film production and post-production as you will be exposed to the gamut of film production in front of the camera and behind the scene. *** SEEKING INTERNS IMMEDIATELY


Responsibilities: The interns selected will assist with:
• Editing
• Advanced Social Media Skills (update & maintaining daily)
• Promoting current projects, Script Reading, Film Viewing & Uploading
• Castings/Audition Hosting, Recording of Auditions and Behind the Scenes Video
• Administrative Work & All On Set Production Work

Interns will benefit by exposure to all aspects of the production industry in front of and behind the camera. You will also work closely with the assistant, the producer and director of each project.


This is a part-time position which requires you to work from home, castings/auditions and various production locations when filming.


Candidates for internships must be 18 years or older, with excellent computer skills, marketing experience, editing & uploading movies & videos to website is a plus & flexible. MUST HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE: update & maintain Social Media outlets

- However, pay, meals & transportation during productions only
- Academic credit is available
- Opportunity for growth in the company




Currently we are seeking (2) part-time Internships


Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

Submission End Date: 06/22/15

Seventh Story, located in Franklin, TN, is looking for a summer intern who is slightly obsessed with filmmaking and demanding to learn more. You should be one part artist, engineer and a touch of poet. You should have design opinions, think on your feet, be familiar with a c-stand and know video copilot. We value the ability to work individually, yet also be an agreeable team player.


At Seventh Story you'll participate in production meetings, work film shoots and assist in the editing/FX. You'll learn from industry pros who will grow your skills. If you're looking to expand your knowledge of filmmaking and editing in a fast-paced creative environment, then lets talk.

Submission End Date: 06/22/15

A worldwide film and television distribution company based at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, CA has an opening for 2 film & TV interns.


Our core business is the worldwide distribution of film and television programming to broadcasters, theaters, digital platforms and TV networks in the US and in territories around the world. The company acquires, licenses, co-produces and co-finances a wide-range of programming and film for the international marketplace. We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a career in film, TV, entertainment business or marketing. Our company is a fun, exciting and forward thinking force in the entertainment world, and we are looking for candidates who share our enthusiasm and drive.


Specific Internship Responsibilities:
We are looking for interns who have entertainment marketing experience, a passion for film and marketing, social media skills and great ideas.

We are also looking for interns who are interested in learning about distribution, film and TV content acquisitions, great research skills and a passion for TV and film.


- Film/TV Research
- New Media and Technology Research
- Entertainment Marketing
- Publicity
- Social Media Management
- Film Festival Tracking
- Light Clerical Duties


- Completed/pursuing a 4 year undergraduate degree
- Located in Los Angeles
- 3 month minimum commitment, 2-3 days a week
- Has a laptop (we love Macs!)
- Self-Starter, Efficient
- Great Communications Skills and Follow Up
- Great Email/Phone Etiquette
- Social Media
- A thirst for acquisitions, distribution, marketing, sales, business, editing, or graphic design [of television and film]
- Graphic Design and Video Editing skills a huge plus, but not required


If you are interested please send your resume and a cover letter in the body of the email to the email address listed. We are looking to hire immediately and interviews may begin as early as next week.

Submission End Date: 06/22/15

Fly on the Wall Entertainment (the minds behind CBS BIG BROTHER and BIG RICH TEXAS) seeks unpaid development interns Summer 2015. Duties include brainstorming, research, development and administrative projects. This isn't a typical internship - you won't be running errands. We're a small team and encourage interns to join internal meetings and contribute as much as possible. Must be available two full days each week, and receive school credit. Looking for people who are interested in reality TV and want to learn about pitching shows, creating sizzles, casting and other elements. Email cover letters and resumes to Lauren.

Submission End Date: 06/22/15

Full service film distribution company, located in Santa Monica, CA, seeking qualified student intern(s) interested in learning all aspects of film distribution business. The intern(s) should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the film business. Hours are flexible, but must be able to work at least 20 hours per week.


It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently on important projects and have a strong interest in art house films.


• Assist in the development of marketing materials
• Assist in the distribution of marketing materials
• Internet research
• Compile contact lists
• Monitor and post on blogs, forums and social network


• Strong writing skills
• Solid understanding of social media
• Excellent organizational skills
• Extensive computer skills
• Ability to organize, prioritize and take initiatives on projects


Please email a cover letter and resume (no attachments). This is an unpaid internship.

Submission End Date: 06/26/15

The Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) offers interships to students who are interested in screenwriting, film production and the entertainment industry in general.


MPCA was founded by Brad Krevoy in 1986 to focus on producing, acquiring, and distributing commercial motion picture and television productions.  Since its inception, MPCA has produced, acquired, and distributed over 100 movies, including more than 20 major studio theatrical releases.  MPCA is best known for its ability to produce commercial feature comedies, including DUMB AND DUMBER, the Farrelly Brothers’ first feature film starring Jim Carrey, which generated a gross worldwide box office of $250 million; KINGPIN starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray; BEVERLY HILLS NINJA starring Chris Farley; and Disney’s JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE starring Tim Allen.


MPCA recently produced the critically acclaimed drama TAKING CHANCE starring Kevin Bacon for HBO Films, which premiered on HBO to the highest ratings of any original film in the past five years and was nominated for 10 Emmys (winning one), PGA, WGA, DGA, ASC, ACE, and SAG awards, and two Golden Globes (Best Film and winning for Best Actor, Kevin Bacon).  MPCA’s other recent productions include ARENA starring Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson; Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 2, which was the best-selling Direct to DVD release when released; MEETING EVIL starring Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson; and CHRISTMAS AT CASTLEBURY HALL starring Sir Roger Moore.


MPCA’s upcoming slate of films includes WHAT WOULD KENNY DO?, starring Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher, on which MPCA has partnered with Will Smith and Sony Pictures; ROGUE SCHOLARS written and starring the Broken Lizard comedy troupe (Super Troopers, Beerfest), which also stars Kellan Lutz; and the English language remake of the 2009 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, DEPARTURES (from Japan).  MPCA is also developing the English language remake of the Japanese box office sensation Yomigaeri with DreamWorks.

To date, MPCA’s motion picture and television projects have grossed more than $800 million worldwide in all media, earning the company its reputation as a leading provider of commercial motion picture product at all budget levels and an aggressive sales and marketing force with U.S. studios and international buyers.

To apply for this Internship, please click "Submit to this Gig" at the top of the page.

Submission End Date: 07/22/15

We believe that you don't need permission to be awesome. If you aspire to be a PA/Grip, this internship is NOT for you. At Robot Underdog, we constantly push the limits, break barriers, and do what people say can't be done. If you want to learn to write, direct, produce and bring YOUR own projects to life, then Robot Underdog is the place for you! Don't waste your summer at a desk filing papers when you could be actually making video projects! Pencil pushers need not apply, we need creative thinkers that can learn to efficiently work on a film set, operate a camera, edit creatively and more! We only make cool video projects that often feature action packed martial arts, explosions, super powered VFX/CG, & action centric scenes! We also have fun weekly content to keep our fans entertained while we work on the BIG projects.


We are currently working on one of the largest web series to ever hit the internet (literally) with our pilot episode clearing 13 million views in 2 months. We are starting pre-production on the rest of the webseries soon and we also have other pilots in the works too! We know how to make really awesome projects, but we also believe in building a team and making a difference in the film community. These times they are a changing' and you'll need to know how to think on your feet and become a "predator" and we can help you learn. Learn the fundamentals of camerawork both on a closed set and out in the field. We'll also show you post production workflow and let you get your hands dirty on some sweet footage. One added perk is that we ALWAYS make a final product, so by the time you're done, your reel will be STACKED! We shoot and work in the Los Angeles area. Shooting schedules vary especially for larger web series but we can work with your availability as long as you are somewhat flexible. Our current weekly show shoots on Saturday - so Saturday availability is preferred.


If you'd like to learn more about Robot Underdog you can check out our YouTube channel (we have 295,000 fans!) http://www.youtube.com/robotunderdog2


In a nutshell, Robot Underdog = Superheroes, Anime, Sci-fi

Submission End Date: 07/30/15