Yesterday was not only my anniversary with the BF but it was also the birthday of a dear friend who’s exploits, care and general existence have made her more like family. Last night, as I sat around the table full of eclectic but HYSTERICAL folks that she’s touched, I was amazed at how groups of people find each other in this crazy sea of life. In any other time, there would be little to know way that I’d get to know some of these wonderful people other than the heart we all road in on to meet each other and that was Jen’s. She’d asked us to bring a story of the first time we met her in lieu of presents and my story was so “ugh” because I was just having an “off day” (without judgement though! I just think sometimes you’re not in line with yourself but at least those time allow you to know what “in line” feels like). I did want to redo my story but not because it was short and kind of odd (it was an accurate first meeting though) but because I didn’t finish it really to link it to the moments that she and I became sisters. I didn’t get to to reveal the true nature of this girl’s heart! Most of the night was I upset with myself for not coming better than that but then I realized (again) that I have flaws that sometimes even I don’t even recognize as the rear their head. I really don’t mind that so much (any more - perfection literally gave me an ulcer once) so long as I figure out what to do from there so I don’t repeat my lessons (this is a valuable tool I got from “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron YEARS ago by my other sister Marcella who kind of introduced me to the path of self growth). This is my opportunity to sort of re-steer my story last night and give Jen the story she deserves.
My original Jen story went like this: We both worked at Sundance Channel together but we weren’t friends yet. I was on my to the gym one day. Jen, me and this other girl were in the elevator together. I was carrying this pink Kaboodle (as my toiletries’ case) and Jen looked at me and said, “What the fuck is that? A Kaboodle?”
Now, this story doesn’t really have any indication that this girl would save my life in many different ways years to come. It does highlight her humor though because I think that story is actually quite funny. That was our first meeting however at some point our lives sort of merged into being inseparable. And that act of being unable to separate from her light was a theme across the table last night (this is not something that most people get in their “description” of themselves by other people. Some may make themselves believe they have “light” but deep down you know if you have it or not). I think of most things that are really really good for me in montage modes (I am a writer after all):
-It was Christmas and Jen and I had just become really good friends. We hung out for dinner and saw movies and I was floored at her kindness and generosity as I’d really only meet three or four people before then in my life who had that kind of capacity for joy of the world’s offerings (even when she was down on herself - Jen had a joy that couldn’t be blued down). I remember seeing in her TINY TINY apartment that she’d just moved into (she found it from some newsletter I’d sent her) that she didn’t have a stereo. I was in line at The Wiz picking out the biggest home stereo boom box like thing I could find. This thing was at least my size if I stood it up on it’s side. I could barely make it up her stairs but when I got there, she was floored. “Are you crazy?” she cried (in the good way). I remember feeling like I wanted her to know that she was a great person and that she deserved random acts of kindness. It was one of those presents I’ve purchased in my life where I just wanted to do something in tribute to someone.
-Same year but a month later, it was my birthday. ”Chicago” the movie was the talk of the town and Jen was flabbergasted that I, as a playwright, had never seen the play. I was so excited to see this movie that the posters took my breath away. Jen had made me a scroll that was a gift certificate to see both the movie and the film. I remember sitting next to her in the Ziegfield opening night of the movie, a little drenched from the rainy winter night, and feeling like a kid who was about to go to Neverland. Very few people had ever really taken the time to surprise me like that.
-After 9/11, I was living in New York and feeling shaky every day. I was scared in a way that didn’t make me skittish so much as it made me a shadow of myself. The following summer, there was a brown out and the majority of New Yorkers felt like it was another attack. I was tired. It was Jen who suggested we move to California. We’d visited Los Angeles and had crazy hijinx already (from the black homeless women yelling at me for hanging out with white people as I danced on our rented convertible to N.E.R.D., to eating at Asia de Cuba like we had a trust fund and giving a shout out to Dr. Dre when he walked past us once, crashing at a friend’s house while he was getting an apartment makeover by a tv show, being fixed up with a boy half my height (I’m 5″2), crashing at another friend’s house who literally needed Ridilin and a cleaning lady, hanging out with the cast of “CSI” late one night in a cloud of Mary Jane listening Billie Holiday and a D List actor trying to sing his own songs with an acoustic guitar while nobody else paid attention). These adventures for me where real adventures. For Jen, this was her life. I was game. We moved to LA.
-We lived together for a year and nobody has perfected the art of television, gossip rags and pig out food like we have.
-In a few of my questionable relationships, Jen has never judged. She has seen the good in those men but also known in her heart their good wasn’t for me.
-Her family has taken me in as one of their own on a level of generosity I’ve never really experienced since I was in grade school and I basically lived at the Youngs’ household through out junior high and most of high school. Her mother brings tears to my eyes, her Oma makes me laugh from my gut and her father George made me melt with sweetness when he was with us. It was easy to see where the light came from. They all have it.
-When my father died suddenly, Jen picked me up from my apartment and we drove out far into Malibu. I felt like a bomb had gone off in my body and my skin was left to deal. Her spirit carried me that day.
-In most of my adult crisis scenarios, she and my other “sisters” provide only support and solutions. There’s no berating, no drama, no anguish. I never feel drained after being with her except for maybe that time we spent four hours in Forever 21. We just kept saying, “Where are we?”
-When her Papa George passed away, that bomb feeling inside me came back.
-The site of her crying literally makes me deteriorate.
-Even at her own described worst, she is better than most of the people who think they are my family. This action within itself has made me search for people who could at least match her “worst” moments in my life. This is a difficult task for many.
As I write this, I kind of see the difficulty in me picking one story. There are many stories. I did tell her last night there are so many. I led off with the one that sparked it all but I really didn’t finish with the rest of this because its overwhelming in a good way to feel like somebody is in your life like her. I can only liken it to seeing your favorite play, done by your favorite actor and knowing the best monologue is coming so you hold your breath and close your eyes. Or if you surf and you see the biggest most beautiful wave coming at you and your heart skips a beat. I am lucky to experience this feeling because of who’s in my life. I realize there are so many people who will never have this experience, allow themselves to have this experience or some people who don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about.
My life has been lucky. Not in the lotto sense but in the sense that I have mostly been exposed to people who are the essence of wonderful. Not just okay. Or cool. But the essence of wonderful. I have been exposed to certain people who would be deemed unreal in most circles and places. These are people who have light inside of them and have no problem sharing that light with those around them. I’m not saying that everyone is a saint or angel or perfect in any way other than being who they are. They are perfect at themselves. My whole life I wanted siblings. I had fake brothers a lot but they’ve fallen to the waste side. Recently my own brother has become my brother and there’s nothing like it. And yesterday, I realized (again joyfully) that I have sisters who keep me in their hearts as I keep them in mine - defying time, space and blood. They just are. On Jen’s birthday, I was given the gift of love again. Of the idea that the scenery on my life’s journey is perfect for itself and so is my company.
Park City - me, Marcella and Jen
I love this article even if I don’t agree with all of it. I’ll not see “Precious” in the movie theaters either because I read the book by Sapphire and I’m not a huge glutton for punishment in a dark theater for an hour plus when I read the news all the time and still get pummeled. I try to do what I can by writing and encouraging people to be their best and to give my opinion when I think people are in the wrong (I expect the same in return most times when I’m not being defensive - Ha!). “Push” is too much for me. I know it’s a situation that happens because I read the news. Going on that journey in a book upset me. When I was younger, I was all for pushing through the discomfort for the sake of support. But I have to remember a great story I had with my dad. When “Sankofa” came out, I asked my dad if he’d see it and he asked me what it was about (it was an indie movie and Detroit was not the epitome of indie film back then). When I told him, he surprised me. “Naw,” he said, “I don’t to get pissed off.” I was incredulous! How can you not watch an original take on slavery?? Well, I get it now that I have age. I feel the pissed off feeling regularly. It’s inside me and it’s come with age. That’s how i feel about Precious. That’s how I feel about little Shania who’s mom pimped her out and now her body was found in North Carolina. It’s how I feel about Jaycee Duggard since she’s lost her 11 years to a psycho.
And, by the way, I hated “Monster’s Ball” so that probably will give you some context. I felt it didn’t do anything revolutionary about race and human emotion. I just wanted to beat Halle Berry’s character in the head for abusing her son. I felt she was weak and alone in a community and that didn’t make me have any sympathy at all for her. If you have that story in the news, it wouldn’t be celebrated at all.
So this article from TheRoot.com I find interesting, probably more so that I do the movie “Precious.”
How ‘Precious’ Is Like Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’
Nope, I didn’t see the movie, and I’m not going to read the book. I’m tired of being played by over-hyped productions.
It is the focus of a heated media controversy—a wrenching tale of horrific abuse by a father figure, teenage sex and out-of-wedlock birth, the pathological breakdown of social norms in an oft-neglected corner of society.
And I’m going to take a pass on this one.
Gotcha, didn’t I?
You thought I was referring to Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, the hot movie about an overweight Harlem girl who overcomes the horrible abuse inflicted on her by her parents to gain a new lease on life. But no, I actually was writing about Going Rogue: An American Life, the hot autobiography of a former Republican vice-presidential candidate who overcomes horrific abuse from the staff of a man old enough to be her daddy to gain a new lease on, well, I’m not sure exactly.
Though on the surface Precious and Going Rogue could not be more dissimilar, I suspect that when boiled down to their essence, they have a lot in common. Based on what I’ve heard about them, both shamelessly seek to shock the sensibilities of its audience by presenting raw, updated versions of the Cinderella story. Each tries to emotionally manipulate by presenting a highly selective version of the truth it pretends to represent.
But that’s just what I heard. I could be wrong because I’m not planning to waste any time on either one of these over-hyped productions. I’m tired of being played.
I don’t have to see Precious to know that it has little to tell us about how we can improve the circumstances of real-life victims of such tragedy. Many of those who are heaping praises on Precious for the unblinking eye it turns on ghetto misery were among the mob that dumped on the Washington Post for publishing Leon Dash’s down and dirty series about the underclass family of Rosa Lee in 1994. Such people would rather weep about fiction than study the facts.
So, for the most part, Precious will do what it’s designed to: move its viewers to schadenfreude—a sense of pleasure based on observing the misery of others—rather than a disciplined commitment to action on the colossal scale that uplifting the poor requires. As a moving op-ed piece by Malika Saada Saar in the Washington Post reminded us, poor, undereducated and sexually victimized girls like Precious are most likely to end up in the juvenile justice system than to be rescued from their plight.
As for Going Rogue, I don’t have to slog through its pages to know that it’s a pastiche of self-serving lies, half-lies, distortions and innuendo aimed at progressing Sarah Palin’s demented political ambitions. It would have been better as an episode on The Jerry Springer Show than as a book.
I might even have watched it.
It might have been a lot more honest than either Precious or Going Rogue.
Jack White is a regular contributor to The Root.
If you’re like me and you literally never missed an episode, even when you swore off some of the directions, you’ve got no problem admitting to being a SITC addict. All of my education, cultural training and anything else that would deem me an unlikely fan go out the window (sort of like when I’m a health nut and I eat a bowl of Laffy Taffy without blinking - brain happily shutting down). Would I like a character that looks like me that’s not the trusty wise old black woman in a young woman’s body (see Jennifer Hudson in the first one - enjoyed it I didn’t think too hard about it)? Of course! But I live in the real world and I can write that story with my eyes closed (in fact, have and do so all the time as I can’t help it).
Women all over the world love these girls as their own best friends because not since the Golden Girls have we perfected the stereotype of the overall female type met with pop culture references that are current and fun. Fun. Not rocket science. There is no making fun of any kind of stereotype. There’s really not much that’s off limits whether embarrassing (in fashion or in thought process). Just like candy! Try it all and don’t judge.
All of the above you can read at any website that tries to break down the SITC phenom. But here’s what you won’t hear in most areas. Candace Bushnell doesn’t have much to do with this franchise. A bunch of you are clutching your Dior and falling out (or your Fior - fake Dior). Listen, if you read the book like I did, you know I’m right. Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha are not the same characters in the page that’s on the screen. Candace’s “Sex in the City” is a foggy Page Six article that focuses on a Carrie Bradshaw that we really don’t relate to like we do when SJP is giving us “Carrie Fever.” Candace’s book is all over the place, dropping character studies with shadows of famous people we should know, instead of giving us situations we should know. Darren Starr was able to do what Candace could not. And here’s my bigger bomb. Patricia Field deserves more credit than Candace Bushnell, without the fashions, we could be potentially watching a painful production of “Lipstick Jungle” - ARGH!
What producers need to understand more than anything is that a production is really EVERYTHING involved - from music, fashion, art - not just the script or the director or the actors. This is about a collaboration in every way. Us women folk leave no detail unturned. We will notice the restaurant where they eat, the flowers Carrie beats Big with down to the damn book she read in bed with him. The reason why the fake SITC sitcoms didn’t work is because we ALREADY HAVE a SITC. Try something else. None of those other shows were any different other than the marital states or the bitchiness. But that’s not changing the story. We’re good thanks. That’s why we sell out the movies when SITC comes out on the big screen.
Anyways, back to Patricia. She elevates her status as a designer by becoming the ultimate character creator. You could have anyone else write the movie (there are tons of fans that are screenwriters and the soaps change writers all the time) but if you change Pat Field, we’re out. Period.
The moral of this rambling: Give us who we are and who we want to be at the same time and SITC will always prosper.
Miss Fierce Kitty Fields:
I have so so many questions about this video. One, why is Aaron Hall wearing the same suit from the 90s? Two, why is he taking April Fool’s so far in November? Three, how come he doesn’t pay for his kids but he can pay for a “pilot” about dog rehabbing? Is he paying himself royalties for the songs? Oh wonky eyed suit man. You kill me.
In my head.
I did take dance in high school and college but I was never as talented as the real dancers. In my heart though, I soar. And I get breathless just watching amazing dance. I love it love it love it. So I LOVE watching “So You Think You Can Dance” even though I can’t remember to watch all the time (thank god for the internet). I’m catching up today and this routine literally took my breath away (not just because this is one of my most favorite Me’shell songs either):
Oh to be a routine.
One of my favorite things to do in LA is to grab the standard movie crew and hit a midnight show at the Arclight (I mean here’s my extra dollar for assigned seats thank you very much. Who wants to stand next to a rank hardcore comic fan who’s sat on the concrete since 6pm? Not me thanks.) and last night was an adventure. 2012, the new action end of the world movie from Roland Emmerich, was fun ride on the repent train. Special affects were pretty great but you will really enjoy them if you live in any of the cities that get jacked (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Las Vegas, Beijing, Delhi) because it looks so real that you’re going to check the next time you hit the highway. I suppose you can do anything with lots of money (thus my chief argument against Yankee haters) but you’re supposed to do anything with lots of money. If you’ve got the budget, why wouldn’t you go all the way and do/get the best? Will these special effects change my life? No but they really did make me squirm a bit which is kind of hard to do unless we’re talking insects and then well, I’m cheap.
There are the two classic storylines that run parallel (yes, I know I’m not practicing my art of being an audience member here but I had enough space in my head to do this critique because the script was just eh unlike the visuals which were DAMN!) - your A line which is that the earth’s core is heating up so that the crust of the earth can shift and make Wisconsin the new South Pole. Bamn. Then there’s the B line which is John Cusack trying to get his dysfunctional family (including his wife’s new beau and a couple of other stragglers) on the big ship so they can live even though they don’t have the one billion euros it costs for the ticket. Shenanigans ensue. Danny Glover does not play old Obama but he does play a black president which is still fun to see because we’ve spent a helluva long time not seeing anything other than white guys (we can get a woman every now and then and hopefully that will increase soon cause that’s fun too - scare the hell out of those teabaggers is what I say - sidebar: if they are so scared then how come they’re going to see movies that make a lot of money with all kind of liberal messaging? They have to be going because these movies are making plus twenty million a weekend and that can’t be ALL dems and liberals…sidebar done).
Anyways, yes there’s some stuff about what being human is when there’s a crisis and preventing anarchy during natural disasters. I have to say it totally made me think about how to prepare if I see a big tidal wave coming towards me and the BF. I assumed for a long time death would come with a last minute calm but hell I’m sure I’d scream and totally waste my moments that should be spent saying “I love you” and “I’m at peace with my path.” Maybe I’ll compromise and scream those things. Anyways, you’ve kind of seen this movie if you’ve seen “The Day After Tomorrow” but it’s got a slightly different twist and different people so if you don’t have anything to do for two hours and forty-five minutes, just go along for the ride.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I think “Love Actually” could save humanity. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating but there’s literally something in that wonderful movie for everyone and if you don’t like it then maybe you should do some soul searching in the mirror some time in the mornings before your coffee self arrives into the world.
It would be zero surprise then that I would think “Pirate Radio” a really fun enjoyable experience given the makers of “Love Actually” created this gem of a movie that makes a great story about rock and roll in the UK during the 60s via fabled Robin Hood and his Merry Men shenanigans.
The movie opens with all of the UK already in love with this group of bumbling DJs who broadcast 24/7 from a boat off the shores of England. Each DJ has their own unique gift to the legend of rock and roll, all quite hysterical and distinct. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the lone legendary American “The Count” who’s love for rock and roll could nearly kill him. Billy Nighy is the leader of the gang with his quirky old man contribution, responsible for keeping the Pirate Radio airwaves afloat. Rhys Ifans (whom I loved in “Notting Hill”) plays the pure sex DJ legend “Gavin.” Tom Sturridge is the teenage “Carl” the newby who’s been freshly kicked out of school and sent to live among the merry men of the Pirate Radio ship. We experience getting to know each DJ through Carl who attempts to survive their fumbling reckless lifestyle in his own way while stumbling upon his own youthful life questions.
I love movies that have music as the main character because music more than most things can unite many of us as we all have our own interpretation and memory attached to any given song that is completely unique to us. The one that that unifies is our love and familiarity for that song with our moment, thus all of us standing there bringing together all sorts of depth to a song that just began as beat or a hum in some body’s head. This movie is a tribute to those who love rock and roll so much that you’d be willing to break laws, yours and others, to stand up for what you believe in. The moments of discovery in this movie aren’t so unique but they are rewarding and heart healthy.
In a time where film is in such a transition, it’s really great to see a movie that can allow you to escape for your plus hour and a half without you looking at your watch or wondering what the hell is going on. Being in the arts and living in Hollywood, I see it when people here go to a movie and don’t enjoy it like an audience member. They’re either actors, writers, directors, hardcore fans who will argue the facts or people who go to the movies just because they’ve got nothing else to do. The art of being an audience member is getting lost, my friends and it’s sad to see. Hopefully this movie will do well and do its part to restore that art. Let yourself go with the album cover montage which I found incredibly well balanced and not just a bunch of Dylan, Springsteen or Hendrix.
When I was in 3rd and 4th grade, my English Teacher at Golightly Elementary School was Mrs. Smith. Not Angelina Mrs. Smith but little chocolate pearl wearing mid-50s Mrs. Smith with the Dorothy Dandridge hair. She was one of the first people to encourage me to continue writing because she saw something in me that I had no concept of. But larger than that, she gave me poetry. Every two weeks, we were given a poem we had to memorize and recite in front of the class. Now, while I know this isn’t the most revolutionary of tasks, it changed my life completely. You see, I was shy. And (I have no problem admitting this) I was a follower. I was the tagalong friend. The one who didn’t say much. The one who was incredibly sensitive. The one who would cry if somebody accused me of cheating or anything else that was against the rules. I have ZERO problem admitting this about myself because, later in life, it would explain a lot of people I had in my life, situations I did or did not act upon, skills that I do and don’t have. But nonetheless, this reciting thing is important because it was the first time I had to do something solo in front of people and had full consciousness about it. Memorizing wasn’t so hard for me. Poems, I learned, were lovely lyrical fun things that you could almost sing on the playground if you already exhausted your “Beat It” singing for the day. At home, in the mirror (I NEVER did this in front of my parents for fear of dying of embarrassment), I was Maya Angelou-like. I had rhythm to my poetry reciting. I did a little dance. I had inflection and sass.
Those things abandoned me in front of class. I was suddenly mono-toned, blurry eyed, out of breath, sweaty and inclined to forget. So I just had to close my eyes and see the words. And that just helped me get through the poem. Not do the poem.
The particular poem below was sent to me from Poem-A-Day (yes I’m a nerd) and I was instantly taken back to the moment I knew I was not to be the one who performed but the one who could understand the performance. My best friend back then, Amika Price, was a little spitfire with dimples and chipped teeth. She had personality as long as Broadway and wasn’t afraid of anyone. I was in awe. She wasn’t inclined to write like I was (but she was the one who passed my short story notebook around demanding everyone read it and then asking me what happens after when she got to the end) but she was born to be in the spotlight. I didn’t know this until she stood up and read the poem below. When she finished, everyone, including clutching pearls Mrs. Smith, was on their feet and energized with a bunch of “I know that’s right” and “You betta say that poem, girl!”
When I got to be near grown and was living in NYC with all my poetry friends (still the silent flower in the corner), I would feel that feeling I felt watching Amika when I would watch Jessica Care, Saul Williams, Jasiri, Asha Bandele, Pierre Bennu, T’Kalla, Sharriff Simmons, Craig Knight, Shelly Nicole…utterly awestruck and proud. Once or twice I tried to be that big bright flower of flowing poetry magnetics but all times I felt the heat of the light on me and the tightness in my breath, the sweaty palms, the tripping and falling of my entire mouth….we all have a purpose in life. And sometimes loving the performance is just as great as performing. If not better (in the case of my Alvin Ailey Company obsession - I can and did dance but I would be no Judith Jamison, Torya Beard or Kamilah Henderson - my love for their performance though made me just as energized, like I was sitting on their shoulders while they moved).
So hear is the poem that gave me my place that I situated in quite nicely I would think. If you can, picture a little precocious chocolate girl, pigtails sticking out, eyes rolling, hands on hip, dimples sticking tough, chipped teeth and big bright eyes reading to you, giving you the whatfor.
Little Orphant Annie
James Whitcomb Riley
1 Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
2 An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
3 An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
4 An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;
5 An’ all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,
6 We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
7 A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
8 An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
9 Ef you
13 Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers, –
14 An’ when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
15 His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
16 An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wuzn’t there at all!
17 An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
18 An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’-wheres, I guess;
19 But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an’ roundabout: –
20 An’ the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
21 Ef you
25 An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
26 An’ make fun of ever’ one, an’ all her blood-an’-kin;
27 An’ wunst, when they was “company,” an’ ole folks wuz there,
28 She mocked ‘em an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!
29 An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
30 They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
31 An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘fore she knowed what she’s about!
32 An’ the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
33 Ef you
37 An’ little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
38 An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
39 An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
40 An’ the lightnin’-bugs in dew is all squenched away, –
41 You better mind yer parunts, an’ yer teachurs fond an’ dear,
42 An’ churish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
43 An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
44 Er the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
45 Ef you
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Seeking a highly motivated Sales Executive to join a growing new media production and distribution company located in Burbank, CA. We produce and distribute multi-award winning mobile and web comedy videos for worldwide distribution on channels such as iPhones, Blackberries and Sprint. Successful candidate should be an advertising sales star who wants to be at the front of the mobile entertainment boom. We are looking for someone to cultivate deep relationships and close deals with our rolodex of warm leads with sponsors, television networks, products, brands, entertainment and new media companies. Sense of humor is a plus! Candidate must have superior verbal communication skills and a basic understanding of new media. This is a temp-to-hire position with promotion to VP of Sales and substantial salary increase after proven performance and completion of probationary period. Please respond with cover letter and resume to: email@example.com 10/30
Looking for experienced Field Producer who can shoot and edit for start-up production company specializing in the creation of Green/Environmental content for web and feature documentaries. Seeking highly pro-active, multi-tasking professional with a deep knowledge and passion for environmental issues. Position requires: Excellent research skills with a high level of resourcefulness and a deep pool of production and vendor relationships; Ability to shoot verite style as well as professionally lit talking head interviews; Ability to edit using Final Cut Pro with a high level of proficiency, speed and style; Strong follow through skills and the ability to work independently in a dynamic start-up environment. Rate commensurate with experience. Please email CV & cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/30
Kazarian/Spencer/Ruskin & Associates, a bi-coastal legit agency, is immediately seeking Theatrical agent for the Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate is someone with 2 years experience as an agent or manager in a major US city, ambitious, experienced candidates ready for a junior agent position should apply as well. Television/Film expertise, a strong interest in theatre and a warm vibrant personality are musts. Please email cover letters, resumes and salary history (paste your resume in the body of the email - do NOT send email attachments) to: email@example.com 10/27
United Talent Agency (UTA) seeks qualified candidates for its agent trainee program. Previous industry experience and bachelors degree preferred. Candidates must be motivated, extremely detail oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to learn the business of talent representation. This is a very demanding environment with excellent opportunities to work in Film, Television, Music, New Media and Entertainment Marketing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is mandatory. Compensation includes overtime and full benefits. References required. www.unitedtalent.com for more information. Fax cover letter & resume to (310) 247-1111 or email to HR@unitedtalent.com. Attn: Human Resources. No calls.
Leading talent and literary management company is seeking candidates for our mailroom/manager trainee program. This position is a great opportunity for a bright, organized individual with superior academic credentials and a degree from a four year university who truly desires to be in talent and literary management.Requires the ability to perform efficiently in a very fast-paced environment while meeting important deadlines. Must have a positive, can-do attitude, dependable transportation, a clean driving record and excellent references. Will handle everything from runs to desk coverage. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org in word or pdf format. No phone calls please. 11/6
Fast paced film production company seeks assistant to the Executive Producer. Applicant must have five years executive assistant experience, a great attitude, excellent phone demeanor, impeccable manners, highly adept at multi-tasking, work extremely well under pressure, extraordinarily organized, hard working, Mac proficient, willing to travel. Duties include scheduling, booking travel, interfacing with clients and directors, rolling calls. Discretion required. Salary will commensurate with experience. Please send resumes and salary history to: email@example.com 11/6
Seeking highly-motivated office assistant in boutique TV and film literary management company (not a production or development job) . Requirements: industrious, tough, self-starter, multi-tasker with can-do attitude available to start immediately and make one-year commitment. Similar (non-production) entertainment office experience highly preferable (phone sheet, submissions, scheduling, filing, logs, etc.). $500 to $600/week depending on experience. Limited benefits. Send resume and cover letter to Field Entertainment via fax: 310-271-6243 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Absolutely no calls. 11/6
The Ant Farm seeks a Games Assistant. 1+ years experience, university degree and passion for games required. Knowledge of post production, tape formats, Mac, Excel, Word, Entourage, Photoshop and Illustrator. Maintain On-Air, department schedule and contracts. Create Legal Slates in Photoshop. Schedule finishing with post houses. Great company and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary history to: email@example.com. Must include in the subject line of email: G-UTA. 11/3
Producer with a studio deal is hiring an assistant. This is strictly an assistant position that includes typical assistant duties (phones, scheduling, etc). Candidates must be motivated, organized, resourceful, thick-skinned and have previous assistant experience in the industry. Though not a creative job, it’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to be in production/development. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 11/3
Top Japanese anime studio with offices in Los Angeles looking for an intern who can fluently speak both Japanese and English to assist with story development and help with translation. Responsibilities include Japanese/English translations, assist in reviewing potential properties, story coverage, research, and other general office assistant duties. This position is non-paying. Please email resumes to: email@example.com 10/30
TV-Film producer is searching for a new assistant who can start this December. The successful candidate will be bright, committed, and hungry. He has served as a producer on Greek, The Dead Zone and Wildfire for ABC Family. A little experience is very helpful. Please send resumes to assistantAF@gmail.com 10/30
Hungry assistant needed for CEO of entertainment holding company based in Beverly Hills. Standard assistant duties required and MUST be fluent in Arabic, no exceptions. Must be extremely computer savvy, well organized, ambitious, willing to work long hours and run with the big boys. Amazing perks, including travel and lots of room for growth.
Agency or studio experience strongly preferred. firstname.lastname@example.org 10/30
Los Angeles Ballet seeks administrative assistant to Director of Sales. Responsibilities include managing all box office, client relations, and related tasks, maintaining daily and overall sales reports, coordinating with venue websites, running box office and will call during performances, clerical work and more. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, deadline oriented, have a excellent verbal and written communication skills, have experience in customer service or client relations. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must be willing to work some nights and weekends (for performances). Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to 310.477.7414. 10/27
Head of feature film production and management company seeking experienced fulltime assistant. Duties include but not limited to coordinating schedule of producer and clients, coordinate travel, handle all incoming and outgoing submissions. General office knowledge and experience rolling phone calls are mandatory. Mac proficiency is a plus, but not required. Candidates should have at least 1-2 years experience as an assistant. Please email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/27
Independent production/finance company seeks Assistant to Producer/Director/Founder. Company has multiple films in development and seeks ambitious candidate to grow with the company and eventually assume Producer responsibilities. Hands on experience working in all aspects from financing to distribution. Standard assistant responsibilities apply as well as the ability to wear multiple hats: creative exec, office manager, production coordinator. Previous assistant and production experience preferred. Please email resumes to email@example.com 10/27
Senior Talent Manager/Partner at Industry Entertainment seeks seasoned assistant with at least 6 months agency desk experience (preferably Talent). Applicants must be smart, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Great opportunity to gain immediate experience with established and up-and-coming clients. Ideal position for future talent Manager. Company has a track record for promoting from within; this IS a promotable desk. Resumes to Operations@industryentertainment.com 10/27
Rive Gauche Television an independent television company is looking for a smart, energetic, career-minded department assistant to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the development/acquisitions department. The assistant will provide office and administrative support for the company’s president and VP of development. Primary duties will be handling our department’s schedule, phone work, updating and drafting reports, filing and data entry. Assistants are heavily involved in all aspect of development and production and have an opportunity to grow within the company. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, organization skills, discernment of priorities and can perform daily tasks with very little supervision. Please send resume Edwin@rgitv.com 10/27
Reality television production company is looking for a full time Executive Assistant for seasoned CEO/Executive Producer. This person will be given a firsthand look at how an Executive Producer of network and cable television shows operates a successful production company. Must be multi-tasker, able to handle heavy calls, and have strong note taking abilities. Experience in development and strong creativity a plus. Start Date 11/2/09. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/22
New Beverly Hills Entertainment Company is seeking an EXPERIENCED business and legal affairs Executive Assistant to work directly with the Head of Business and Legal Affairs. The job duties include, but are not limited to, administrative support, revising agreements, phones, calendaring, filing, proofing, editing, and other general administrative duties. The ideal candidate will want to pursue a career in Law, preferably as a Paralegal and have 1-3 years experience as a legal assistant in a law firm, television or film production company or studio. *Spanish speaking a plus. Pay: 40K-50K (DOE) email@example.com 10/22
PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS
Busy television producer looking to hire a full time personal assistant to work Monday through Friday. Need a jack of all trades who will be willing and able to do whatever’s thrown at them, in a timely and efficient matter. Person must be very good with children, very detail oriented and trustworthy. Responsibilities will include babysitting, home organization, running personal errands (dry cleaning, lunch orders, personal purchases etc.), planning travel, helping plan/research home improvement projects and a number of other everyday tasks. Will communicate and coordinate with my office assistant every day. Candidate must have reliable transportation and a friendly, can-do attitude (no task is too big or too small). Send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org 11/6
Personal Assistant to owner of company. Errands, bills, dogs, supervising household staff, computers, shopping, administrative & personal affairs. Must wear many hats – personal & business, work solo in a home environment. Personal Assistant experience a must. FULL TIME POSITION. Email cover letter, salary requirements, references & resume in the body of email Lightview@aol.com NO ATTACHMENTS! 11/3
Established TV/Theater Director seeks a Personal/Professional Assistant for one year commitment. Applicant must be a multi-tasker, organized, hard working, computer savvy (Mac, Final Cut knowledge essential) and love dogs. Full time job - actors with auditions will not be considered. Must have car, cel phone and have no problem with combined personal/professional duties. Salary $550 weekly. Please send resumes to email@example.com or fax to 323-227-9692. No phone calls. 10/27
Busy actress & comedian searching for a smart, take-charge, web savvy, chill, troubleshooting multi-tasker to assist a busy life & career. You must be a college grad, and you must have some entertainment experience, with a desire to grow in the industry. Position requires web savvy, ability to interface with fans, communications, personal morality & touring experience. MUST BE TWITTER/MYSPACE/FACEBOOK EXPERIENCED, WITH DEMONSTRABLE ABILITY. You will be handling updates, merchandising, web store management, interfacing with a large team, travel, venue trouble-shooting, collections, ordering, shipping, personal duties as needed and coordinating a very busy household. Travel in this position can and will be required. Email brief cover letter & resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/22
ENTERTAINMENT PR & MARKETING (MOST POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
Focus Features seeks PUBLICITY Interns for the SPRING of 2010. Duties include breaking daily press clippings, Internet coverage, filmmakers, executives; managing periodical library; research in support of publicity campaigns; pitching promo partners, etc. Focus interns must make a 90-day commitment and receive academic credit for their work. They must commit to at least two full days and provide a letter stating that they will be receiving credit for their work here. Internships are unpaid. Candidates should be motivated, hard-working and have a desire to learn. Please send resumes and cover letters to: email@example.com 11/6
Interns wanted for Spring and Fall 2010 terms. Malibu PR firm seeks resourceful students to work on a variety of accounts that range from high profile to entrepreneurial consumer products and entertainment/non-profit events. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, a proactive attitude and polite phone manner. Interns will receive direct experience in writing, pitching and event management. Interns also do some of the grunt work including mailings and press kit buildings. Email cover letter and resume to Sheana@bdpr.com. 11/6
Seeking organized, energetic individual for short-term (2/21/10–3/8/10) position of Press Guide. Press guides support publicity activities while enforcing rules and regulations. Responsibilities: escorting press crews, providing approved information, general office duties and assisting with press load in/out. Candidates must be detail oriented multi-tasking team players. Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org. 11/6
Seeking organized, energetic individual for short-term (2/21/10–3/8/10) position of Press Guide. Press guides support publicity activities while enforcing rules and regulations. Responsibilities: escorting press crews, providing approved information, general office duties and assisting with press load in/out. Candidates must be detail oriented multi-tasking team players. Resumes: email@example.com. 11/6
Marketing Interns for Boutique Agency. Learn Marketing, PR, Branding and Events. We want a bright, ambitious, enthusiastic, organized, focused, detailed oriented person with good computer skills. Work approximately 10-40 flexible hours a week from your home (anywhere), or our corporate “home-quarters” by Downtown Culver City. Unpaid, but priceless knowledge, opportunities, and references. If interested tell us why you are a good candidate in 2 paragraphs + resume: email: firstname.lastname@example.org 11/6
Marketing company seeking talented and driven graphic design intern in Los Angeles. This is an excellent opportunity to build your portfolio and gain valuable real world experience. Experience designing interactive multimedia preferred. We are looking for a creative, detail-oriented, professional, graphics enthusiast. This internship starts immediately. Fax resume and cover letter to 323-549-5334 or email: email@example.com 11/6
LA-area publicist for a Health and Beauty event, held in LA Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Ideally the Publicist has existing relationships in the media. While we don’t have cash to pay the person, we are offering some in-kind opportunities like: Identification, logo placement and other Perks of a Luxury Sponsor, 20 tix to the event, etc. to discuss/details, please contact: TiffanyBradshaw@gmail.com 11/6
Busy fast-paced entertainment company is seeking a creative/marketing intern to assist with content development, writing/brainstorming ideas for The Scene and Celebrity Bios, work to think up creative ways to optimize brand exposure and marketing opportunities, blogging, and participation in overall scope of marketing, editorial & PR initiatives. Job Requirements: Must be available 10-20 hours a week. Unpaid. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. 11/6
Busy fast-paced entertainment company is seeking a post-production intern with an interest in graphic design and familiarity with current graphic programs (Adobe Photoshop, etc). Experience with digital video management, including editing and web compression. General understanding of both Mac OSX and Windows based systems. Daily tasks will include data entry/organization, troubleshooting for web based applications, & general office duties. Job Requirements: Must be available 10-20 hours a week. Unpaid. Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. 11/6
Busy fast-paced entertainment company is seeking a production intern with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism and/or Public Relations (looking for interns who want to be producers, or in talent). Duties include assisting producers in all areas (from talent booking, research, on-location shoots, to post edit), coming up with talent pitch lists (music, fashion, TV, film, sports), assist hosts/producers with shoots (research, composing questions, etc.). Writing skills and creativity a must. Job Requirements: Must be available 10-20 hours a week. Unpaid. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. 11/6
Intern needed for 2-days a week (min) at boutique publicity firm who represents A-list clients. Must be reliable & professional as you will have access to clients and media. Duties include: handling phones, filing, maintaining databases. Will assist in coordination of photoshoots, details for film premieres, junkets, talk shows, client travel, and covering events. Must be proficient in MAC, Word, and Excel. Car is a must. This is a non-paying position (school credit available). People who have interest in career in publicity preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to:email@example.com 10/27
Looking for a Creative PR Intern 1 or 2 Days per week. We’re a small (but growing) international PR agency looking for smart, creative and fun interns to come and gain PR industry experience with us one or two days per week. You’ll work alongside PR account directors and managers and be involved in the day-to-day running of our accounts which include fashion, skincare, food and beverages. You will be assisting with various tasks that involves administrative and research skills. We’re looking for people who can work Tuesdays and/or Fridays in our Hollywood office. Please email us through your resume and a little about yourself. firstname.lastname@example.org 10/27
Brand new boutique PR / Marketing firm is looking for enthusiastic interns to join their team. Firm’s client include those in the Fashion and Entertainment industries. Duties will include all tasks that come with a start-up company; phones, filing, errands, organizing, research, etc. Candidates should be reliable and ready to work. Email all resumes to Matt at email@example.com. School credit only. 10/27
Active production company making live action movies, animated films and TV, and theme park attractions seeks PR/Marketing executive. Must be entrepreneurial and hungry. Job entails ability to think outside of box. Please send resumes to HRtdrl@gmail.com with “Marketing Executive” in subject line. 10/27
MUSIC INDUSTRY (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
TECH/NEW MEDIA/WEB 2.0 POSITIONS
EXTREME MUSIC is seeking to fill the position of Digital Content Associate. Duties are to create, format, manage digital assets from source material provided by our studios; effectively catalogue EM’s library and adhere to the various naming and architectural conventions. Also, to produce and format consistent, reliable content and create a solid archiving process for EM’s assets. Apply online at www.sony.com (corporate info/ jobs). 10/27
Extreme Music in Santa Monica is looking to hire a Graphic Designer to maintain and develop the Extreme Music brand. Other duties are to create CD and DVD packaging, digital media and all corporate branding to the very highest standard. A minimum of 3 years experience in graphic design is required. In order to be considered, please send resume, portfolio and/ or 3 submissions of your work to Dominic Smith:Dominic@extrememusic.com. 10/22
EXTREME MUSIC in Santa Monica is seeking to fill the position of Digital Content Associate. Responsibilities will be to create, format and manage digital assets from source material provided by our studios; to effectively catalogue EM’s library and adhere to the various naming and architectural conventions. Also, to produce and format consistent, reliable content and create a solid archiving process for EM’s assets. If you know of anyone that may be interested, please have them apply online at www.sony.com (corporate info/ jobs). 10/22
Unpaid Intern: Bulletproof Entertainment located on the Sunset Strip, run by Ralph, is in need of an unpaid intern to assist with our Website as well as linked sites. Tasks would include internet production: which involve licensing, marketing and organization of the site(s). Potential for pay/promotion and growth in company. Requirements: STRONG interest in music and film industries and great proficiency with MAC/APPLE software and website construction, design and management. Candidate(s) should also have a good sense of humor and be able to multitask and have some general office skills. Email resume and brief letter to firstname.lastname@example.org 10/20
CASTING (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
NON-LA POSITIONS (All Locations/All Positions)
GENERAL OFFICE POSITIONS-RECEPTIONIST/ PA /BOOKEEPING/ RUNNER
Receptionist wanted at Zoic Studios, a hip, creative visual effects production studio. We are looking for someone who can keep up with our fast paced industry. Heavy phones, client services, assisting producers, and purchasing supplies are all part of the job. Individual must be outgoing with a positive, helpful attitude. Strong people, communication and organizational skills are necessary. Experience using a PC/Windows platform is a must. This is a fulltime position Monday - Friday. Salary is entry level but includes medical/dental/vision insurance benefits. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com with your name and position in the subject line. 10/22
INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)
Part-time Unpaid Development Internships available at Marvel Studios. Currently seeking applicants for Winter 2010. Development Internships available at Marvel Studios (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk). Interns must receive course credit. Responsibilities include script coverage, extensive project research, filing, faxing, photocopying, and other office duties. (Prior knowledge of the Marvel Universe and its various properties is a definite plus.) A proficiency in the Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) is not required but preferred. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Internship Coordinator No calls please. 11/6
Polymorphic Pictures is looking for highly motivated interns to start immediately. Interns will be exposed to daily operations, learning film development first-hand at a growing production company with a deal at a major studio. Duties include script coverage, actor/writer/director lists, administrative (copies, correspondence, phones), scheduling. 2-3 day/week commitment highly preferred. Discretion is absolutely mandatory. Knowledge of film and strong writing skills are top priorities. This is an unpaid internship. Resumes should be sent to email@example.com 11/6
Seeking highly-motivated unpaid office intern for manager of writers and directors (not a production or development job.). Part-time or full-time. Requirements: industrious, tough, self-starter, resourceful, multi-tasker available to start immediately. Some entertainment office experience preferable (phones, submissions, scheduling, logs, etc.). Send resume and cover letter to Field Entertainment via fax: 310-271-6243 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. NO CALLS. 11/6
One of the web’s largest celebrity/entertainment websites is currently seeking two high caliber interns for the fall and winter semesters. Candidates should have strong educational credentials, interest in digital media, and a knowledge of the celebrity online space. Strong writing skills, photo editing/photoshop experience and working knowledge of MS Office are pluses. This is an awesome opportunity for students interested in developing hands-on experience in entertainment and digital/interactive media. The position is UNPAID and intended for entry-level candidates only. Job Requirements: Applicants must have reliable transportation and MUST BE ABLE TO RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT from an accredited, UNDERGRADUATE college/university. Part-time or Full-time option available. Please send resumes to email@example.com. 11/6
Crucial Films, a busy production company for a major entertainment mogul, seeks motivated interns. Candidates MUST STILL BE STUDENTS. Focusing on films/TV, this is a unique opportunity for a very hands on experience. Duties: handle phone calls and submissions, set meetings for executives, read and report on scripts. This is an unpaid internship, but will help you take your career to the next level. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 11/6
Lawrence Bender Productions is looking for highly motivated individuals to work in our Beverly Hills office. This is a fantastic opportunity for people who are enthusiastic, outgoing, and eager to learn. Must be computer savvy and detail-oriented, with a sense of humor; must have a car and be familiar with the L.A. area. Must be available to work at least 20 hours per week and have a flexible schedule. This internship is non-paid. Skills Required: Computer proficiency, resourcefulness, polished phone skills. Responsibilities: Responsibilities may include phones, filing, script reading/coverage, data entry, running errands, etc. No job is too big or too small. Application Process: Please email: email@example.com with a cover letter AND resume. Please include your interest in film and future goals. If we are interested we will set up an interview. *Please no phone calls, Email ONLY! 11/6
True Entertainment (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Wreckreation Nation, Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?, A Baby Story, Mystery Diagnosis) is seeking highly qualified development/office interns for January placement. Internship is a great opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of non-scripted development. This is a very hands-on creative internship. We desire people to be a part of our team who want to do WAY more than filing and coffee runs! Please have a passion for reality television and excellent communication and writing skills. Must have a positive attitude, be a team player, strong internet research ability, strong writing skills, pop culture savvy, shooting/editing capacity, and not be afraid to give ideas and opinions if asked! Responsibilities include attending development meetings, brainstorming, research, tracking, logging/transcribing footage, and light office duties. Unpaid, MUST RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT. Please submit resume and cover letter to Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org with the words LA INTERN in the subject. 11/6
Traction Media is an independent film production and sales company- credits include the Oscar nominated HALF NELSON and HARD CANDY. This unpaid, but creditable internship is located in Beverly Hills. Interns will perform normal office duties, read scripts, write coverage, help track projects. We are looking to begin interviewing candidates for the Spring 2010 Semester. Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college to apply. Contact: email@example.com 11/3
Kopelson Entertainment, the production company behind 27 films including SE7EN, PLATOON, and THE FUGITIVE, seeks spring interns for the upcoming semester. Great opportunity to learn in a fast-paced, open-door environment. General office support with chance to cover scripts, meet with executives, give feedback on projects in development, etc. Applicants must commit to 2 days a week minimum. Exciting tentpole projects in development. Please e-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. 11/3
Worldwide film production, finance and sales company based in West Hollywood seeks interns interested in learning about global theatrical marketplace. Focus is on presales, financing, and festivals. Part-time and full-time welcome. Business school students encouraged to apply. Should be Mac capable and have excellent office skills including Microsoft Office.
Must be receiving credit. Send resume to email@example.com. 11/3
Kickstart Productions, producer of WANTED, is looking for fall interns. Company focuses on comic based adaptations for film and television, both live action and animation. Duties include basic admin in addition to coverage, reading select internal projects and the opportunity to sit in on some meetings. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get experience in film and television. Internship is unpaid. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 10/30
72 Productions, a company focused on the development, packaging, and financing of feature films, is looking for interns. Applicants should have a strong desire to work in development and will be expected to work at least 2-3 days at our Hollywood office. Duties will include reading scripts, writing coverage, tracking writers and directors, and packaging/performing research for current projects, as well as some proofreading, data entry, phones, filing, etc. as needed. Must have your own computer. This position is currently unpaid, but has the potential to expand in the future. Please email resume and cover letter to: email@example.com 10/30
ROAR is an entertainment company with deep expertise in talent and lifestyle brand management, business development, film and television production, endorsements and marketing. We represent some of the most prominent brands, experts, musicians, producers, and talent in today’s market. We are currently looking for dedicated interns for our lifestyle and branding, literary, and talent departments. This is a non-paid internship. Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 10/30
Busy entertainment law firm seeks unpaid intern to work on studio movies as well as indie movies. Friendly environment with supportive bosses. Duties vary from reviewing contracts, watching movies, discussing scripts but exactly duties are flexible based on interest of intern. Candidates should be interested in working in the entertainment industry, self-starter, creative, computer literate and comfortable in fast-paced environment. Internship starts right away. Please send resume to Nicole @ email@example.com 10/30
Intern wanted. C/P Productions is a small independent feature film and television production company. Desire to work in script development and producing. Writing skills a plus. Need to own vehicle. Develop personal relationships with producers and creative executives. Duties include writing script coverage, research, phones, and standard office work. Occasional errands. Commitment is two days/week. Unpaid, but college credit available. Please e-mail resume and cover letter with `internship’ in subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. 10/30
Frederic Golchan Productions is looking for eager development/office interns. Duties include script coverage, rolling calls, errands, office management and providing overall support to head producer. Some experience with script coverage and knowledge of agencies is preferred. You will be working directly with the President of the company. Internship is unpaid but college credit is available. Must commit to 2-3 days a week for at least 3 months. Please email resume to email@example.com 10/27
Principato Young Entertainment is looking for a specialized intern for one of their Partners. We are looking for someone who wants to learn hands-on what it means to be an assistant in the industry. While day to day responsibilities will include basic office duties, making runs and doing coverage, you will also learn how to roll calls, schedule meetings, book travel and completely cover a desk. This position is perfect for someone who wants a job at an agency or management company, but doesn’t have the necessary skills yet. While the internship is unpaid, you will be paid for any days you do cover a desk. We need someone who wants to make a commitment to learning a desk, and can be here 4-5 days a week. Please e-mail me at PYEintern@gmail.com with your resume and a brief, informal cover letter telling me about yourself and your availability. 10/27
Fall/Winter Internship for students interested in Law. Looking for interns that can begin ASAP.Levine & Blit PLLC seeks fall/winter interns for our West Hollywood office. We are a New York law firm specializing in Personal Injury and Collections Litigation. Our interns gain invaluable hands-on experience assisting in the litigation process. Interns will draft summons and complaints, complete discovery, interact with litigation representatives and defense attorneys. The ideal candidate will be a student interested in the legal profession with good organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to detail. Lunch provided and internship can be used for college credit. Submit resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/27
Authentic Entertainment, a busy reality television production company that produces ACE OF CAKES, FLIPPING OUT, and TODDLERS & TIARAS, among others, is looking for a motivated intern with an interest in reality TV. Interns assist with research, development, and production. Must be highly organized, reliable and enthusiastic. This is a great opportunity to see how the TV industry works while making important contacts, and you would earn college credit. Looking to fill this position immediately; seniors and grad-level students only, please. Email your cover letter/resume and any questions to email@example.com 10/27
Development Interns needed at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures (credits include PUNISHER WAR ZONE, INCREDIBLE HULK, ARMAGEDDON, TERMINATOR 1 & 2, ALIENS, among many others). Duties include script reading/analysis, coverage and research on active projects, as well as general administrative tasks such as phones, filing and limited messenger runs. College credit preferred but not required. Applicants must be available for at least two full days a week. Looking for people that can start ASAP, as well as this Fall. We strive to make the internship the best learning experience possible. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. 10/27
Future Films USA – a busy film financier/production company require interns immediately. Duties include office work and script coverage. Candidates should be enthusiastic, computer literate and detail-oriented. This is a great opportunity to see how independent films are financed. Position is unpaid, candidates must have script coverage experience. Please email cover letters, availability and resumes to email@example.com 10/27
Busy worldwide sales and production company is seeking a highly motivated intern to start right away. The candidate will be intimately involved in preparing for and working through the American Film Market. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about foreign independent film sales. In addition, the candidate will be involved in all aspects of the production side of our business. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 10/27
Busy Boutique talent agency is seeking interns. Duties will include: answering phones, assembling hardcopy submissions, and other office tasks. Great opportunity for advancement. This is an unpaid internship. Email Resumes to email@example.com. 10/27
I can’t stop looking at this site. I mean, I admit that I’m kinda outfit challenged. I really love jeans. And I really love jeans. I know a shoe from a mile away and a handbag from around the corner. And that’s where it stops. I can appreciate certain people’s style and I can identify how I would dress if I was famous. But these are all variables that aren’t easily put together. You’d be surprised how hard it is if it’s not second nature (like it with my girls Jen and Marcella - no accident they both either are or have been in the fashion biz).
Luckily one day I stumbled on this polyvore.com site. Now, I can bypass the endless tributes to the Twilight heads and other youngins (for example, a few of the Natalie Portman tributes sort of omit that she’s a vegetarian and doesn’t wear leather - ahem. Right) but I can’t bypass those adults who put the best style together. Here’s an example:
J Crew sweater, $140
J Crew vest, $118
J Crew jeans, $60
Bandolino boots, $112
Coach bag, $798
She’s killing me this BusyMomInNYC. I check her style weekly! Don’t be surprised if you see me in this. And then next week on to someone else. Addict.com.