Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Focus Features Internship - NYC or LA

Focus Features Internship - NYC or LA

Organization: Focus Features
Date Posted: 2/26/2009
Country: United States
Primary Category: Harvardwood Summer Internship Program
Type of Position: Internship
Description & Details
Focus Features Internship Program

Focus is dedicated to providing opportunities to learn, through firsthand experience, a great deal about both our company and the film industry. Our interns are well-regarded and much appreciated additions to our family. Internship candidates may apply for positions within the following departments;

· Music/Business Affairs
· Executive Office
· Finance
· International
· International Servicing
· Marketing
· Operations
· Physical Production
· Production/Development
· Publicity


Focus offers unpaid internships for students who will receive academic credit [Note: a letter from Harvard explaining that they do not grant credit but recognize the internship will work; we have had Harvard interns in the past]. Participants must agree to make a 90-day commitment. Intern seminars will be offered throughout the semester to better acquaint interns with all of the departments at Focus Features.

About Focus:

Focus Features (www.FilmInFocus.com) is a motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company committed to bringing moviegoers the most original stories from the world’s most innovative filmmakers.

Focus was formed in May of 2002 when Universal Pictures acquired Good Machine, Inc. and Good Machine’s wholly-owned international sales company Good Machine International, Inc. and merged both entities with domestic distributor USA Films. Focus is headed by former Good Machine partner James Schamus, who is now CEO of Focus Features. Past Focus releases include such Academy Award winners as Gus Van Sant’s Milk, Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener, and Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Current and upcoming Focus Features releases include Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated feature Coraline, starring Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher, Cary Fukunaga’s immigrant thriller Sin Nombre, and writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s new film, The Limits of Control, starring Isaach De BankolĂ©.

Focus Features is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.

How to Apply / Contact
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Hoyland Ricks, Internship Coordinator, at Hoyland.Ricks@focusfeatures.com. Please mention in your cover letter that you were informed of the internship opportunity by Felipe Tewes, currently at the New York office of Focus Features. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Felipe.Tewes@focusfeatures.com. We fill internship positions on a rolling basis and are already taking resumes; most spots will be filled by the end of April. Please specify which departments you are interested in, especially if you are flexible.

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