This happens in my idea of heaven…I mean this song and her? This song is the soundtrack of so many parts of my life. This is up there with “Mo Better Blues” the movie for me because these are both examples of when I think God just comes down and sits inside some art to chill, unbeknownst to the artist.
EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
The Ant Farm seeks Controller. BS/BA degree in Accounting, 5 - 7 years entertainment financial experience, strong Excel, MAS 90, Hyperion, accounting & GAAP knowledge. CPA, SOX, public and private accounting experience preferred. Preparation of monthly financial statements, monthly and year-end closing, journal entries and general ledger review, A/P, A/R, oversee billing, review payroll and manage relationship with payroll company. Send cover letter, resume, salary history to: email@example.com. Include in email subject line: C-UTA 11/6
Private equity backed finance, production, and theatrical distribution company is looking for president and VP of U.S. theatrical distribution, marketing, booking. Must have 10+ years of experience in successful independent/studio film distribution and involved in campaigns with platform and wide releases. Must have superior relationships with traditional & digital cinema theaters and superb knowledge of bridging theatrical, VOD, social media, etc. Resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org 11/6
Zero Gravity Management has immediate openings for Talent Manager. Should have no less than 2+ years experience in the entertainment industry in the capacity of talent manager, talent agent, or casting. Candidate MUST have direct contacts with talent and literary agents, casting directors, directors, producers and/or studio executives. Great opportunity for someone who already has a client base. We represent actors, directors and writers. This is a commission based position ONLY. Serious inquiries to email@example.com 11/3
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 10/27
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I just want to say that all of you who think that life is unfair because you don’t get the newest Sidekick or the brightest colored sneakers, you’re buggin. Next time you start feeling yourself because you feel like life’s natural boundaries are all up in your situation, read this:
Real life drama of child soap star
By Moazzem Hossain
BBC News, Dhaka
The real life story of a Bangladeshi child soap star has turned out to be every bit as dramatic as her trials and tribulations on screen.
Thirteen-year-old Shimu starred in a popular television serial which promoted girls’ education and highlighted the evils of child marriages.
As her screen character veered from one crisis to another, her real life was also in turmoil.
Paid only a nominal fee for her TV appearances, Shimu was forced to drop out of school because of poverty.
She faced the prospect of a childhood marriage when her family sent her back to her home village, and her plight made newspaper headlines.
But with the help of local supporters and an international charity, she is now back at school and back on the TV screen.
Real life troubles
Shimu is one of some 30 children in a street theatre group, called Tokai Nattya Dol that meets most afternoons in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Dhaka.
Many of them are struggling to stay at school, with most working part-time to help their parents. But they all aspire to become TV stars one day.
Shimu, the star of a hit Bangladeshi television serial that promotes girls’ education, is their role model.
Her role depicts the life of a poor girl, whose parents want her to drop out of school, so that she can go to town and work in a garment factory.
The series turned the teenager into a popular star. But then real life troubles - in the form of poverty - threatened both her education and her career.
“I wanted to continue studying,” she said, “but my grandparents ran into financial difficulties, they could no longer afford to send me to school.
“They sent me back to the village, and I had to leave my theatre group and go back home. But then Unicef (The UN children’s’ fund) and my group came to my aid, and provided financial support for me and my family which allowed me to stay in Dhaka.”
Shimu’s father died before she was born. Her mother remarried, leaving her to be looked after by her grandparents.
Her grandmother, Ayesha Bibi, says that cash shortages have always been a problem.
“We were struggling to keep her at school,” she said. “So we decided to send her back home, because at that time an order was issued to evict us from the slum where we lived.
“We felt that while it was possible for us to live on the streets, for a young girl like her it would not be safe. So we had no option but to send her back to our village home.”
Unicef and the makers of the TV serial now provide assistance for Shimu’s education. She lives in a slum close to her school, sharing a room with her grandparents.
“I feel a kind of joy living here, because I know everybody here, everybody knows me,” she said.
The role Shimu plays in the serial accurately portrays the lifestyle of many poor Bangladeshi girls.
Often they are forced to drop out of school to help at home or earn money for the family. Many parents marry off teenaged girls to get rid of the burden of providing them with food and education.
Shimu herself was under pressure from her family to get married, especially from her grandmother.
“I wanted her to get married… but we couldn’t manage enough money to pay for the dowry. If someone agreed to marry her without a dowry, then it would have been possible,” said Ayesha Bibi.
“There were several proposals to marry her. But I sought advice from the director of her theatre group, and he told me that we should wait, she is still young.”
Shimu - like her alter ego in the TV soap - was adamant that she did not want to marry, and wanted to carry on with her education and acting career. But she admits it will be a difficult battle.
“There is pressure on me to get married,” she said, “and my family has made no secret of the fact that it wants to marry me off.
“But thanks to Unicef and my theatre group I have been saved from going down that path. They have saved me, and now my grandparents have been persuaded that for now at least marriage is a bad idea. I now want to follow my career as a famous actress.”
Story from BBC NEWS:
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I will say that Jimmy was not ever the easiest read for me. In fact, I loved him more after I read the letter to Angela Davis. Before that he was someone who had the adult writing life I thought I wanted and was at the cocktail things and rents parties I always dreamed of. His books have amazing quotes amidst stories so sweeping that one feels like if Gypsy Rose were black and from the ghetto, Jimmy would have her cornered. He mingled in a world our parents and grandparents didn’t know existed until he told us about it. And then we all could hope on board the intergrationist express while always keeping the ear out for Malcolm’s words. What other writer could dance a watusti in both worlds? You must understand and repeat after me: James Baldwin, black gay writer from the ghetto turned international metropolitan writer extraordinairre was the writer to which Malcolm shared his story.
Know that before this time, our pop culture celebrities were not anything like Jay or Kanye or even Whoopi. We’d had Butterfly McQueen and Stepen Fetchit but they all lived under the roof of Jim Crow and would not know the life Jimmy had. Nor Malcolm. More than his writing, I value Jimmy’s dedication to staying in the present moment of life. Whenever you read about some movement of that time, Jimmy is there and then writing about it. He was no couch potato activist. I myself am a moderate keyboard activist so I can tell the difference in our movements. Jimmy multi-tasked in a way that was necessary and not just for ambition, success or convenience.
Known widely for his essays, Jimmy shared instead of telling. How many writers make you feel as if you are having a glass of wine with them while listening to a Max Roach record in an apartment off of Central Park, waiting for the driver of some socialite who’s invited everyone back to her place on Park Ave. for cocktails all the while giving you a blow by blow of the latest riot that happened down south?
In tribute, my friend Jelani Cobb who is walking down the essay road that Jimmy paved awhile ago, adding his own detours of course, has sent out this email that I wanted to share.
I’m sure you all have very busy schedules and days crammed with work and responsibilities. I wanted to take a moment to point out that today marks what would have been James Baldwin’s 83rd birthday. I’ve often repeated the story of not really knowing who he was until he passed away my freshman year at Howard and my English professor spent the class trying to impress upon us his monumental significance. Earlier this year I published The Devil & Dave Chappelle, my first collection of essays. As an essayist Baldwin’s work has been indispensable to me. I read Notes of a Native Son and Evidence of Things Not Seen in my early twenties and then devoured his collected non-fiction The Price of The Ticket. I remember being stunned at how eloquently he stated our claim on America and the weight of history in the present. I have pointed more than a few aspiring writers at Spelman in Baldwin’s direction.
I included below some of Baldwin’s notable quotes below. I hope you enjoy them and remember a brother whose contributions to our tradition is inestimable.
Peace & Love,
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they’re better than other human beings.
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
Education is indoctrination if you’re white - subjugation if you’re black.
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.
People can cry much easier than they can change.
The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.
The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
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Sure is funny how this info gets lost when folks beef on the West Coast based on skin color. The funny thing is, all the black folks that act like latinos are “immigrants” seem to be mimicking the same behavior most white people displayed from the 1900-1970s. Fun times acting like you on top now, huh? Anyways, fighting for human decency seems to be the way to go instead of the crab in a barrell dance routine. I’d rather watch Dancing With The Stars.
History of Mexican-Black solidarity
Following are excerpts from a talk given by Debbie Johnson at a meeting in Detroit during Black History Month this year.
There is a long history of Mexicans welcoming and assisting Blacks fleeing American slavery. The fact of the matter is that when white â€œslave-huntingâ€ militias would come into Mexico demanding that their â€œpropertyâ€â€”the enslaved workersâ€”be returned, many Mexicans rejected these pleas and were angered at the fact that these slave hunters would have the audacity to enter Mexico and attempt to impose their laws in a nation that had already banned slavery for moral and religious reasons.
As early as 1811, the Rev. Jose Morelosâ€”a Mexican of African descentâ€”led an all-Black army brigade to help fight for Mexican independence. In 1855 more than 4,000 runaway slaves were helped by Mexicans in Texas to escape and find freedom in Mexico. The Underground Railroad was not just into Canada. It went south as well.
Indeed, throughout three centuries, African slaves were joined by Mexicans in opposition to the exploitation of Africans by European â€œimmigrantsâ€”settlersâ€”on the North American continent. Just a few examples of this long and rich history of solidarity are:
â€¢ In 1546, Mexico recorded the first conspiracy against slavery, which occurred in Mexico City among a coalition of enslaved Africans and indigenous insurgents.
â€¢ In 1609 in Vera Cruz, Mexico, Yanga established the first free pueblo of formerly enslaved Africans in the Western Hemisphere.
â€¢ In 1693 within the area of the â€œUnited States,â€ which was in fact Mexican territory, an alliance between African runaways and rebellious indigenous tribes developed and resulted in considerable cooperation and intermarriages between them. It was much like that which developed between African people and the American Indian communities.
â€¢ In 1820, in Mexico, the pro-independence army commanded by Black Gen. Vicente Ramon Guerrero was joined and saved by the courageous Mexican/Indigenuous leader Pedro Ascensio. This army won many battles in resisting French and American colonial wars of occupation.
â€¢ In 1836, during the battle of the Alamo, Mexican troops fought not only to keep the U.S. from annexing Texas, but also to abolish the dreaded practice of slavery carried out by pro-slavery white settlers. While the Mexican people did not have to join in this fight, they believed slavery was wrong, and they helped fight to stop it. Mexicans consistently took in and helped Black slaves who would run away from the U.S. Another â€œunderground railroadâ€â€”this one south of the borderâ€”saved the lives and allowed the freedom of thousands of African people fleeing enslavement by European settlers.
â€¢ During the period before the Civil War, Mexican authorities refused to return enslaved runaways to the U.S. slaveholders. Aided by Mexicans in Texas, thousands of runaways escaped to freedom in Mexico. The U.S. government had to send 20 percent of its whole army to the Mexican border to try to stop this and intimidate the Mexican people, but the people continued to aid escaping slaves.
â€¢ In 1862, during the Civil War, at the same time French colonialists had invaded Mexico seeking to take over. However, at the battle of Puebla on May 5, the Mexican defenders, with the help of freed African slavesâ€”this army was considered the complete underdogâ€”defeated and turned back the French invasion. It was a great victory, now celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. This victory was also a blow to the slaveholders of the United States.
â€¢ One historical event, organized through the solidarity of Mexican, Blacks, Indigenous and Asian people, was the â€œPlan de San Diego.â€ This was intended as a general uprising by these peoples joined in the Southwest, initiated in an effort to regain the lands stolen in the U.S.â€™s aggression in the 1840s, which include California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and other states of what is now the U.S. Southwest. The plan actually addressed and recognized the contributions of Blacks, Asians and Indigenous people by granting them freedom and autonomy. Although the plan was not successful, it revealed the long history of solidarity of peoples of color in struggle against those who would enslave them.
â€¢ In 1866, Mexican President Benito Juarez confirmed an 1851 land grant giving Black people in Mexico a sizeable place of refuge at Nascimiento.
â€¢ More recently, in 1960, the Latin American communities were excited by the hosting of the Cuban delegation, led by Fidel Castro in their historic visit to Harlem and the United Nations. This pride and joy was shared and celebrated equally by the African American community.
â€¢ In 1964 that joint celebration and welcome was laid out by the African American and Latino community to the heroic revolutionary leader Che Guevara. The pride and joy of each of these communities with the presence of Che would be remembered and celebrated for years.
â€¢ In that year, Che Guevara also met with the revered Malcolm X, as Malcolm offered his solidarity and appreciation for the work Che had done with freedom fighters in the Congo as they fought against the neocolonial â€œimmigrantsâ€ [settlers] there.
â€¢ In 1968, solidarity was developed in Southern California and the Southwest among the Brown Berets, Black Panthers, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and other progressive youth organizations.
â€¢ In 1992, during the April 29 rebellion in Los Angeles, Latino and African American neighbors recognized their common plight, and demonstrated their collective rage against continuing acts of injustice, oppression and exploitation.
â€¢ Then came the magnificent immigrant-rights demonstrations of last spring. What glorious events they were, across the country, in wave after wave of white and brownâ€”the white clothing of the millions of demonstrators and the brown faces of the Latino/ Mexican peoples who were joined by Central America and South American workers, which were also joined by Caribbean, Asian, African, and African American allies. Make no mistake about it, this class solidarity shook the ruling class to its very toes. It frightened and deeply worried them. It gave a glimpse, even in the midst of periods of reaction, of the crucial struggles that are on the agenda.
The current attacks against immigrants must be seen as attacks on all workers. This current assault on Latinos/Mexicans is just another tacticâ€”like racism, homophobia and sexism, that the ruling class uses to pit workers against each other. The only winners when this happens are always the bosses.
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Somebody better hide Assata. The idea that Cuba is off limits because of some beef many of us weren’t born to entertain while folks can run over to the Middle East and come back, MAYBE, without an arm or whatever is just beyond crazy. We act like we’re not able to have beef and party hard somewhere. Obviously a whole bunch of other countries let their folks in Buena Vista Social Club.
Cuba expels elderly US fugitive
By Stephen Gibbs BBC News, Havana
A man who fled to Cuba after being convicted of mail fraud in the United States has been expelled from the island after 42 years.
His expulsion from Cuba is highly unusual. Both the US and Cuba accuse each other of harbouring fugitives from each other’s justice systems.
Joseph Adjmi, now 70, has returned to the US after spending more than half his life on the run from US justice.
The US and Cuba do not have diplomatic relations, or an extradition treaty.
In 1964 Mr Adjmi was convicted in Florida of mail fraud, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. But he failed to turn up to his final court appearance and fled to Cuba.
Mr Adjmi spent several years living quietly in Cuba, until he got on the wrong side of the law here.
In early 2006 a message was sent to American officials at the US Interests Section in Havana that he was in a Cuban prison and would be expelled from the country when he had served his term.
On Wednesday, he was put on a regular charter flight to Miami. He was taken into custody on arrival by agents of the US diplomatic security services.
Several other fugitives from US justice remain in Cuba. They include hijackers and convicted murderers.
The financier Robert Vesco, accused of embezzling $220m by the US securities and exchange commission, is understood to be still in Cuba, although he also fell afoul of the Cuban authorities.
He is currently believed to be under house arrest in Havana.
For its part, Cuba says that the US is harbouring a far more serious fugitive from justice.
The exiled Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles, whom Cuba accuses of bombing a Cuban airliner in the 1970s, is currently free on bail in Miami awaiting trial on immigration charges.
Story from BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/6595731.stm
Published: 2007/04/26 13:20:10 GMT
Peep: Mail Fraud. I got cousins running around the hood out for less.
I’ve decided to add a segment to my blog that actually brings to light some stories that often go unnoticed between verbiage about what actress is wearing coke on her dress and what short sighted message Bush Junior is spewing…
There’s no rocket science here but you will be reading some things that put the world in contect hopefully and will stretch your thought process beyond the “Chicken Noodle Soup” dance. I’m specifically interested in black people for a bunch of reasons. One, cause I’m black. Two, because I believe the news we read is often only geared towards us which, in some instances is excellent since nobody else cares unless there’s a captial slant, but mostly it’s just down right ignorant. Three, there’s a lot of information out there and if you can contemplate rims and Tims, you can digest global context. You can. I promise.
The first installment of our News You Don’t Know Can Hurt You comes from the BBC and is about some shenanigans that happened on our own soil (at this point you should know that you can’t trust our news sources over here completely….I mean come on).
False fax allows US prison escape
A prisoner in the US state of Kentucky was mistakenly freed after a phoney fax ordering his release was sent from a nearby grocery store.
Timothy Rouse, 19, was being held on charges of assault and robbery.
The fax ordering his release claimed to be from the state supreme court, but was riddled with spelling errors and had no letterhead.
Police found Rouse two weeks later at his mother’s house after prison authorities realised their mistake.
“It’s outrageous that it happened,” said Fulton County attorney Rick Major. “I’m just glad nobody got hurt, because he’s dangerous.”
‘No routine check’
Rouse was being held at the Kentucky Correctional and Psychiatric Center near Louisville for mental evaluation when he was released on 6 April.
Prison officials said the fax was received from a nearby grocery store. Police are investigating who faxed the document.
The prison’s director said their policies do not require them to check the source of faxes.
“It’s not part of a routine check,” said Greg Taylor, “but certainly, in hindsight, that would perhaps have caused somebody to ask a question.”
Mr Taylor said spelling mistakes are common on court documents.
Story from BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/6583043.stm
Published: 2007/04/23 10:00:26 GMT
Peep: “Mr. Taylor said spelling mistakes are common on court documents.” Somebody needs to reach out to the Akeelahs chilling in the Bees so they can fix that shit.