Hey all you film and freedom loving college students out there, the Moving Picture Institute has an internship in film just for you. There are additional details below, but here is snapshot of the program:
- - The MPI Internship program is designed to foster talented young people who possess two things: a true love for liberty and a desire to begin a career in film
- - A truly unique and exclusive opportunity, the MPI internship enables interns to work closely with film industry professionals in Los Angeles, NYC, and other major cities. Our interns get hands-on experience in film, while establishing professional relationships that will boost their careers.
- - MPI interns have the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and industry professionals affiliated with MPI and its mission – establishing contacts in the industry with the same love for liberty (which, as you know in Hollywood, is rare!)
The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is currently seeking interns for the summer 2011 term. MPI cultivates talented young filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and others who are committed to using the aesthetic power of film to promote the core American value of freedom.
The MPI Internship Program is an exclusive program designed to foster smart, dynamic, and talented young people who want to break into the film industry, by providing them with the resources to jump-start their careers.
A truly unique opportunity, the MPI internship enables interns to work closely with industry professionals in Los Angeles, New York, and other major metropolitan areas. Our interns are in the center of the action, getting hands-on experience in film while building professional relationships and establishing themselves within the industry. Pairing interns with MPI production partners and filmmakers, MPI has placed interns at such well-positioned production companies as Lionsgate Entertainment, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and the Disney Channel.
During the summer, MPI interns will participate in seminars with MPI advisors and staff, who assign readings and host discussions about the integration of film and ideas of liberty, and various aspects of the industry. MPI also follows up regularly with interns and hosts throughout the term, maintaining a strong, collaborative relationship between all three parties and ensuring the intern has a thorough, enriching experience.
MPI internships are available for spring, summer, and fall. A stipend is provided to help with living expenses during the internship.
Interns’ responsibilities vary depending upon their host placements’ job descriptions. Typical tasks include, but are not limited to, script coverage (reading, analyzing, and performing a written evaluation of a screenplay), production assistance, editing, research, graphics work, and administrative/office duties.
MPI is looking for independent, dynamic, creative, energetic, and self-motivated college juniors and seniors, graduate students, or recent graduates who possess excellent research and communication abilities and who have a demonstrable interest in film production. The ideal candidate is committed to individual rights and has an informed appreciation for American liberty. Judgment, focus, organization, empathy, an ability to work under pressure, and a sense of humor are also important.
Applications will be accepted through the month of April. Interested candidates should fax, mail, or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:
Stacie Fulcher | Moving Picture Institute | 375 Greenwich Street | New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212-202-3705 | E-mail: Internships@thempi.org
- - A statement on why using film to advance liberty and individual rights is important to you;
- - A list of five pivotal people, films, or books, with brief statements on how each has influenced your world view;
- - A statement on your long-term career and life goals and how the MPI Internship Program will help you achieve these goals;
- - A statement providing evidence of your leadership ability, self motivation, or entrepreneurial spirit; and
- - A statement about what you have read on MPI’s website (blog, programs, or film projects) that interests you most and why.