Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Internship Listings for December

Film/ TV/ Commercial production company on the Paramount lot seeks intelligent, creative intern for the spring semester. Must be available at least two days a week. In addition to general office duties (answering phones, filing, faxing), interns are asked to read and evaluate scripts, write coverage and upload media to our ftp sites. A 3-month commitment required. Internship is unpaid, but school credit is available. Please email a cover letter and resume to with “Office Internship” in subject line. 12/10

Independent production company producing films and television series (with deal at CBS) seeks interns for the spring 2011 semester. Office located in Century City area. Interns will get hands-on experience, performing typical assistant duties (answering phones, reading scripts, writing coverage). Plus, company has feature film possibly shooting in early 2011. Looking for students who have a commercial/studio-driven sensibility, and who are fans of new media (web series, blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.). Not required – but ideal candidate would be Mac proficient. Please send resume to this e-mail address: 12/10

Fuse Entertainment (Burn Notice, The Good Guys, The Killing) currently seeks reliable, enthusiastic and dedicated intern to start January. Interns will get to be hands on and are encouraged to ask questions and contribute creatively. Responsibilities include: clerical support, phones, script coverage and research. Candidates should have strong interest in television development and must be receiving school credit. Previous knowledge of script coverage is appreciated but not required. Unpaid. No calls please. Please send resumes and cover letters to 12/10

21 Laps Entertainment is looking for Spring interns (unpaid). We have a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox and our offices are on the Fox lot. Great opportunity to learn the business at a busy company with multiple projects in various stages of development. Standard office duties, but interns will also have the chance to read scripts and work on special projects. Looking for smart, motivated students with great taste in movies and a basic understanding of script/story fundamentals. College students preferred. Email resume to 12/10

Boutique Talent Management Company with A-list clients seeking eager interns to start immediately. Must be able to handle heavy phones and other administrative duties. Candidate should be motivated, professional, organized, and computer literate. Interest in talent management is a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to 12/10

International film distribution/financing/acquisition/production company based in Los Angeles (Century City) is looking for interns who can work 20 hours per week. Seeking smart, dynamic and responsible young adults who are keen to learn about international film distribution, acquisition and financing. Unpaid internship. Parking provided. Send resume via e-mail or fax 310-788-2823. 12/10

A busy Film/TV Producer with a start-up production company seeks smart, hardworking, and motivated interns interested in the business side of the entertainment industry. Hours and time commitment are flexible. Duties include script coverage, creating various excel sheets, errands, entering information in databases, and other administrative tasks. Tech skills are a plus! Since this is a start-up, there is possible employment for the right candidate. This is unpaid. Please submit resumes and cover letters via email to: 12/10

Pistor Productions (Nacho Libre, Rugrats Movie) seeks Spring semester interns. Responsibilities include script coverage, project research and general office support. This is perfect for candidates who have an interest in family film producing and like to ask questions. Applicants should be available at least 2 full days a week, must receive college credit (this is unpaid) and should have strong writing skills. Please email resume and cover letter to 12/10

Looking for a bright, articulate, self-starter to intern two or three days a week. We are a fast-paced talent management and production company with clients on well-known television series and films. Duties include breakdowns/submissions, script coverage, rolling calls, general office duties, and some production work. We are gearing up for the TV pilot season as it will be extremely busy for our office. This is an unpaid internship starting in January. College credit is available. Applicants need not have talent management or entertainment experience, but must be passionate about the industry, interested in learning, and ready to hit the ground running. Send cover letter and resume to 12/7

A prominent Santa Monica-based film and television production company is looking for smart, hard-working interns to learn the inner workings of Hollywood production while assisting with various day-to-day duties. Position is unpaid, but hours are flexible and college credit is provided. Great opportunity for those interested in working in film or TV development to work closely with Senior Film Executives and learn the ropes of this industry. Candidates should have professional manner, strong work ethic, and generally positive attitude. If interested, please contact 12/7

Busy film and Broadway production company in Beverly Hills looking for a highly motivated and productive intern. Must be a student looking for college credit. Must have valid driver’s license, and insurance. Duties include but are not limited to script coverage, running errands, general office duties and special projects. Will pay for parking, lunch and mileage.
Please send resumes to: 12/7

IndieVest Pictures is seeking an intern for 2 days a week starting in January. Duties include reading scripts, writing coverage, and general administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of the filmmaking process. Ideal candidates should be students enrolled in a college or university with excellent writing skills. This is an unpaid internship. Please send a brief cover letter and resume to 12/7

Worldwide Production Agency, a Hollywood based boutique below-the-line agency specializing in Line Producers, Directors of Photography, and Production Designers is looking for interns, starting immediately. This is a 2-3 day per week commitment. The hours are flexible. The intern will be working closely with agents and learning about below-the-line representation, deal structure and negotiation. Responsibilities include: performing general administrative tasks, filling, research and data entry. This is an unpaid internship. The intern must receive school credit. Please send resumes and cover letters to: 12/7

Entertainment Company is seeking interns. We produce and distribute horror and niche feature films. We are a small office so you will have a very hands-on experience. Responsibilities include research, Internet, social networking, knowledge of Microsoft Office. Must have laptop and a car. Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available. Flexible hours/days. We are located in Century City. Please email your resume and cover letter to 12/3

Production company located in Downtown Los Angeles looking for an intern to work 2 days per week on various pre/post production tasks. Candidates should have basic skills in Final Cut/Photo Shop/Camera Operations/Lighting and be willing to work two days per week (10am to 6pm). Interest in comedy a plus. This is an opportunity to work with top cable networks, studios and talent in the primary area of scripted alternative comedy. Top interns are promoted onto projects as PAs. This is not guaranteed - but is what our currently happy-faced interns are experiencing now enabling you this opportunity. Send a resume to 12/3

Mandate Pictures seeks smart, motivated, and detail-oriented interns for its spring semester internship program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: reading and evaluating script, book, and article submissions, updating company script and DVD databases, pitching material to executives, attending weekly staff meetings, compiling film festival grids, researching short films and up-and-coming talent, stocking office supplies, performing business-related errands, and covering executives’ desks/phones when relevant. The position is unpaid and candidates must be eligible to receive school credit. Please send resumes and cover letters to 12/3

Frederic Golchan Productions, associated with Radar Pictures, is looking for summer development/office interns. Duties include coverage, rolling calls, scheduling, etc. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience, as you will be working directly with Mr. Golchan. Internship is unpaid but college credit is available. Must commit to 2-3 days a week for minimum 3 months. Email resume and cover letter to 12/3

Crucial Films, a busy production company for a major entertainment mogul, seeks motivated interns asap for Winter. Candidates must be fulltime students. Focusing on films/TV, this is a unique opportunity for a very hands-on experience. Duties: handle phone calls, 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 12/3

Evolution Management is looking for spring interns. Evolution Management is a Management/Production company located in Hollywood whose producing credits include "SAW." Interns will work closely with managers performing various tasks such as filing, copying, handling phones, script coverage, submissions. Casual work environment with opportunity to explore the business side of the industry. Hours are from 10am-6pm, flexible with days. The position is unpaid. Open to sophomores or above with interest in talent/literary management and/or producing. Interested students should email resumes and cover letters to 12/3

Samuel Goldwyn Films is looking for bright and detail-oriented Development & Acquisitions Interns. Responsibilities include participation in the creative and development process, attending film screenings, reading and covering scripts, plays, books as well as administrative work, research, and tracking. All applicants must be currently enrolled university students. Those receiving college credits for the internship are strongly preferred, as the position is unpaid. Email cover letter and resume to 12/3

TV/Film Production Company and Comic Publisher in Santa Monica seeks unpaid winter intern. Company focuses on comic book based film and television in both live action and animation. Internship involves reading & writing coverage, occasional phones and other basic administrative duties as well as hands on experience in film and television development, animation and comic book publishing. Some prior experience in entertainment preferred. School credit accepted but not required. Please send resumes and cover letters to 12/3

Robin Quivers (Howard Stern’s right-hand woman) is looking for an intern to assist with the production and editing of her web series. Minimum of 10-20 hours per week. Internship unpaid; candidates must be enrolled in a recognized academic institution and receive credit. Must have a can-do attitude, a sense of humor, be proficient in Final Cut and have a laptop. Send resume and cover letter to 12/3

Corner of the Sky Entertainment (Good Luck Chuck, Evan Almighty) Film and Television company seeking office interns. Looking for creative, self-starters for 2-3 days a week. Responsibilities include reading/covering scripts, phones, general office duties/runs. Patience is a must. Great experience, recs, great way to learn the spec script market. Flexible days/hours. Position is unpaid. Please email 12/3

Production/Management Company in Beverly Hills seeks office interns for the winter season to start immediately. Duties will range from general office tasks to providing creative input as well as performing research. Requirements: school credit (no exceptions), some office/phone experience, reliable vehicle, valid license/insurance, MAC/PC proficient, available two days week M-F, 9am-7pm. Unpaid; mileage reimbursed. Please do not apply unless you meet listed requirements. Please send resumes and cover letters as attachments with name to 12/3

Production and new media company founded by an Oscar winning producer is looking for spring interns. Administrative duties with exposure to development, production and post. Opportunity to have your own scripts read. You will learn making industry standard motion pictures in a short period of time and work with everyone in the company including the principals. Great opportunity for a self-starter who is passionate about making high quality films. Email 12/3

Montage Media Group has a unique opportunity for two interns who want to gain firsthand experience in a dynamic production company. Candidates will report to MMG Partner, former Senior Executive at Paramount Pictures based C/W Productions, whose tenure included the decade long run of the Mission: Impossible franchise, who also Executive Produced The Eye for Lions Gate Films. Date & time commitment: from 2-3 days a week. In addition to its film and television activities, MMG also houses a music management arm that handles contemporary pop and rock artists. Qualified candidates interested in a music management internship are also encouraged to submit their resumes for consideration. Please submit cover letter and resume to 12/3

Production Company is seeking motivated interns interested in development to work closely with our creative team. The internship will cover a wide array of tasks ranging from general clerical duties, to script reading with coverage, and project research. Interns will have a hands-on exclusive insight into the day-to-day activities of a production company. Candidates should be hard working and enthusiastic with a general sense of the industry. School credit is a must. Please send all resumes to: 12/3

Working Title Films (Pride & Prejudice, About a Boy, Fargo, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, The Big Lebowski, Hot Fuzz, Atonement) is searching for intern candidates. Duties include general office work—phones, copying, going on runs, etc.—as well as learning the ropes of development work. Opportunity to write coverage. Being a smaller, more hands-on company, Working Title offers a very educational and beneficial experience in the industry. Candidates must be outgoing and fun, hard-working and smart, personable and quick on their feet. College credit only. Submit resume & cover letter to: 12/3

After Dark Films is looking for highly motivated, reliable, and hard-working interns. Candidates must be Mac savvy, excel in social networking applications, possess a strong work ethic, and be interested in learning all aspects of film & marketing. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: marketing projects, database maintenance, research, administrative support, script coverage, errands, copying, filing and phones. The internship is unpaid. Email resumes to: 12/3

Busy Post-Production/Production company seeking Spring Semester Intern. Intern must be able to earn school credit. Learn producing and post. Resumes to 12/3

Aperture Entertainment, a small, busy management / production company seeks interns for January 2011. Standard intern duties and hours apply with tons of opportunity to participate creatively in company and client projects. Ideally looking for somebody who can work 2-3 days a week for at least 3 months. Must be comfortable with a dog in the office. Please submit cover letter, references and resume to 12/3

Smart Entertainment (Family Guy, Blades Of Glory, Anger Management, The Ringer) seeks passionate interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include script reading and coverage, research, answering phone calls and general office demands. This is an excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment and grow within the entertainment industry. 2-3 days/week preferred. Email resumes and cover letters to: 12/3

Management company looking for an intern available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Must be strong on the phones, a quick learner, and be very organized. Interest in talent representation is a plus. Internship is very rewarding. Position to start almost immediately. Please send cover letters and resumes to with title ‘Internship.” 12/3

Established film production company seeking Development Intern for reading/coverage writing duties. Standard office duties may also be required when necessary. Applicant must have strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent multi-tasking abilities, and be computer savvy. This is a fun, laid-back atmosphere, and a great learning experience. Seeking interns to start early January 2011 and work two days a week throughout the Spring semester. Please send resumes and cover letters to 12/3

Strong Management seeks interns to start immediately. Duties include phones, research, covering breakdowns, filing, coordinating appointments. Interns must have reliable transportation and a positive, hard-working attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to learn about the management business. Please send cover letters and resumes to: 12/3

Busy management/production company seeks two interns who want to learn about the TV/film industry. Candidates must be very professional, thick skinned, have entertainment experience, and a hardworking attitude. This is a great experience as you will be working closely with two of the partners. Submissions should be sent within the body of your email wherever possible. Please email cover letters and resumes to 12/3

Phoenix Pictures is looking for interns for the Spring. Primary responsibilities include reading scripts and evaluating projects for future development, as well as conducting long term research projects. Interns are invited to attend weekly staff meetings with Phoenix executives and are given a chance to provide feedback on current projects in development. Internships are unpaid, but offer interns the opportunity to develop long term relationships. Candidates must receive college credit and be available at least three days per week. Please email resumes to: 11/30

Burnett Entertainment seeks part-time Production Intern. This is a 3-month non-paid internship that has the potential of turning into a paid gig for the right candidate. Applicants should desire career in production/editing as this will be a ground floor opportunity to work in various facets of television, Internet, and eventual film projects. Must have experience with Final Cut/Express, ability to shoot footage, and a big plus for after effects and graphics. Filming, editing, and logging footage will be a large part of this internship. This is a dream internship for someone that can hit the ground running and has the technical and creative talent. Indicate “Production Intern” in subject line. Resumes to 11/30

High Noon Entertainment is seeking interns. Interns will have the opportunity to learn the casting process as well as be able to participate in the growth of our development projects by helping acquire b-roll for trailers and performing media coverage for possible development projects. Interns should have a basic introduction to television production. Good communication, positive attitude and writing skills are necessary. Must receive college credit. Please direct cover letter to: 11/30

Busy boutique talent agency seeks motivated, reliable interns. You should be eager to learn and ready to roll up your sleeves. Must also be focused, able to multi-task in a hectic environment, good with people, and available 1 – 2 days per week. Prefer some office experience. May lead to a paid position for the right candidate. E-mail resume and cover letter to re: "Internship Program" 11/30

Original Film (The Green Hornet, The Big C, The Fast and Furious franchise, Vantage Point, Sweet Home Alabama, Cruel Intentions) seeks sharp interns passionate about film and eager to learn. Friendly work environment. Past interns have been hired. Responsibilities include reading, coverage, research, and general demands of an office. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment. 2-3 days/week preferred. Class credit available. Email resumes to 11/30

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, an LA-based production company/financier (Lincoln Lawyer, Death at a Funeral, United 93, Breach, Adventureland, Lars and the Real Girl) seeks reliable, passionate interns for the Winter/Spring semester. Lots of reading/script analysis, clerical work, and research projects. Ideal candidates are outgoing, well-read, have discerning taste, and an eagerness to learn. Unpaid, college credit required. Send resume/cover letter to 11/30

Endgame Entertainment is currently seeking interns for the Fall semester. We are a production and film finance company whose credits include Every Little Step, Hotel Rwanda, and An Education. Some responsibilities include phones, clerical duties, and script coverage. Strong candidates are hard-working, command a knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, possess a good phone manner and professional demeanor. Unpaid. Please send resumes and cover letters to 11/30

Busy production company with multiple features in development and one currently in theaters seeks interns who are earning college credit available 2-3 days a week. Responsibilities include project research, script coverage, and miscellaneous other office tasks. Applicants should be motivated and have good writing skills. Ability to work with Mac OS and MS Office a must. Unpaid. Send cover letter and resume to 11/30

The Ant Farm Interactive seeks Interns with an interest in film, marketing, advertising or all things digital. Internship is unpaid for school credit. Learn about designing and building websites to iPhone/iPad apps, online games and viral marketing. Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop and Flash. Assist with research and the newsletter. Must be extremely detail orientated. 20 hours week. Send resume to: Include in email subject line: Job Code: II-UTA 11/30

Laura Ziskin Productions seeking development interns to assist with administrative duties as well as coverage, research, and other tasks. Dedication, multi-tasking, strong communication skills and positive attitude a must. 2 Day/week availability, access to car preferred. College credit available. Please submit resume to 11/30

The Mark Gordon Company seeks sharp, creative interns passionate about Film, TV and New Media. Excellent analytical reading and writing skills necessary, as coverage is expected regularly. We recognize and reward talent and give our interns a lot of opportunity for creative input. Our internship producing program teaches interns the steps taken to develop and produce feature films and television series. We maintain a fun, family-like work environment. Car required. Hours are preferably at least a couple full days a week. Please send resumes to: 11/30

ROAR is an entertainment company with well-rounded expertise in talent, brand management, business development, film and television production, sponsorship engagement and marketing. We represent some of the most prominent brands, musicians, producers, and talent in the industry. We are currently seeking driven and dedicated spring interns who can assist in our talent management department. Please send your cover letter and resume to 11/30

Di Novi Pictures seeks sharp and motivated unpaid interns for Winter 2011. Interns participate in development through script coverage, making cast and director lists, reading novels and doing script notes as well as performing various office and administrative duties. College credit available. Send resumes to 11/30

Wonderland Sound and Vision is seeking interns for the spring '11 semester. Applicants should be in their junior or senior year of college with an interest in film and television. Interns will be responsible for performing general office duties, assisting in the development of projects, performing script coverage, etc. This is an unpaid internship so all applicants must be eligible to receive college credit. Please send all applications to 11/30

Vuguru, an independent Beverly Hills-based studio funded by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Rogers Media, seeks motivated, hardworking interns. This is a fast-paced, rapidly expanding workplace. Selected applicants will experience all stages of production in this exciting new medium of cross-platform content distribution: development, production, post, distribution, marketing, and sales. For academic credit only. Spring 2011. Available immediately. Unpaid. Specify department(s) of interest in cover letter. Send resumes to 11/30

Media Talent Group, an A-list management company, is looking for next semester’s interns. We represent high profile actors, writers and directors and also produce major motion pictures. Internship duties will most likely entail preparing submissions, research, occasional runs and coverage. Interns will gain invaluable knowledge, industry experience and contacts as they work directly alongside the inner working of our office. This internship is for school credit only. Please have the appropriate paperwork/ documentation. Please send a resume and cover letter to 11/30

Development Intern needed for Film & TV Production Company Cowan Entertainment. You will be involved in development, coverage, project research, answering phones, and basic office duties. Applicants should be energetic, fun, and proactive. We work as a team. Unpaid. Please email resumes to: 11/30

The Weinstein Company is looking for development/acquisitions interns in the Los Angeles office for the winter and spring terms. This is a very hands-on internship giving interns experience reading scripts, writing coverage and working in both the Development and Acquisitions departments. You must be able to receive college credit and be available 2 days per week.
Please email resumes to 11/30

Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier, Inc. is seeking part-time administrative interns to work in its theatrical division. Credit is available where applicable. This serves as a great introduction to the industry. Qualified candidates will be punctual, pleasant personality, able to multi-task and follow instructions. Great opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment business. Email: 11/30

The Kennedy/Marshall Company, run by producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, seeks development interns for Spring 2011. Interns will assist the development department in day to day responsibilities, including heavy reading of scripts and books, research, writing coverage and managing writer/director lists, as well as supplying administrative assistance (binding, filing, copying, and light phones). Basic story sense (prior development experience is a plus) and analytical skills are necessary. Solid computer skills (Mac; Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro) are required. The position is unpaid and candidates Must be eligible to receive school credit. Office is located in Santa Monica. Please send resumes and cover letters to 11/30

Kopelson Entertainment is seeking to fill multiple internship positions in a friendly, open environment. Ideal candidates will be motivated, responsible, and eager to learn. Duties would include phones, administrative tasks, reading scripts and writing coverage. We provide an environment where interns can learn the ins-and-outs of the film industry. The internship is unpaid, but lunch is covered. Send your resume to 11/30

Busy TV production company in search of an unpaid intern to start in January. While there will be some typical intern tasks involved, the majority of the internship will require the candidate to act as a pseudo-development executive: assisting with treatment writing, editing trailers, contacting agencies, and communicating with supervising execs. The perfect candidate will be a student with superior Final Cut Pro experience and a passion for writing. Please submit resumes to: 11/30

Monday, December 13, 2010

MLK Service Day

Saturday, January 22, 2011 is coming up and it is the day Oxy participates in the MLK National Day of Service.  Last year, over 400 students, faculty and staff participated in the day in providing valuable time to the Los Angeles community.  We will do it again this year!  The MLK Day of Service provides us all with a fun and challenging way of giving back in honor of Dr. King.  It also helps to build community at the College among all constituencies across disciplines, departments and divisions.

Please click the link below to sign up, see pictures from last year, and access the day's schedule.  We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

UCLA Screenings

Through Monday, December 13

Like its live-action counterpart, French animation has historically been an auteur-driven affair and more recent French animators appear no less driven by personal vision. Our series continues on 12/11 with The Turning Table (1988) and the sci-fi cult classic Fantastic Planet (1973), followed by Chronopolis (1982) on 12/13!

Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the Archive and Outfest to preserve and restore queer film and video.

Please join us for Chocolate Babies (1997), a scathingly funny and tender film in which a band of fed-up HIV-positive African American drag queens launch an underground terror campaign to fight for justice.

This event also celebrates the release of “War Diaries,” a collection of poems, short stories and personal essays reflecting on the experiences of black queer men internationally in the era of AIDS.

Friday, December 17 & Saturday, December 18

Portuguese director Miguel Gomes has vaulted to the forefront of international attention with just two features and half a dozen shorts, each of which blur the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, fairytales and reality, childhood and adulthood resulting in what Dennis Lim describes as "an expansive, kaleidoscopic experience." Gomes’ lo-fi, whimsical aesthetic cuts through cinematic cynicism with an irresistible sense of play. Join us for a two-day appreciation of his work that starts with Our Beloved Month of August (2008), followed by The Face You Deserve (2004), Entretanto (2002), and Cantico Das Criaturas (2006).

IN PERSON: Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant, editors, “War Diaries”; Kevin Simmonds, contributor, “War Diaries”; Pato Hebert, AIDS Project Los Angeles; Keith M. Harris, UC Riverside.

New Internships Listed at the Hollywood Temp Diaries

Talent PR agency seeks part-time spring intern, with an interest in gaining experience in personal publicity and events. Responsibilities: maintaining media lists and databases, servicing clips, administrative support, answering phones, research, preparing outgoing packages and attending client events. We are looking for someone who is reliable and professional, proficient in Word/Excel, a strong communicator, detail-oriented and have an interest in a career in PR. This is an unpaid internship. Email:

Hollywood based boutique public relations firm, which specializes in talent and entertainment publicity, is currently accepting intern applications for Spring 2011. Applicants should have an interest in public relations, and be energetic, reliable, hardworking and professional. This is a very hands-on experience. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to: updating media contacts, updating premiere and event lists, assisting with press kits, covering desks, answering phones, scheduling, updating Facebook account, etc. This is not a paid internship, and candidates must be eligible to receive school credit and available to work two full days a week. Please submit cover letter and resume to

Learn Marketing, PR, Branding, Entertainment and Events at a boutique agency. We want bright, ambitious, enthusiastic, organized, focused, detailed oriented people with good computer skills and a laptop. Work approximately 10-20 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:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Screening of censored video "Fire in My Belly"

Joining the protest against censorship, CB1 Gallery will be screening the original 13-minute version of David Wojnarowicz's video, "A Fire in My Belly," at the gallery during this Thursday's LA Downtown Art Walk, December 9. The video will be screened from noon - 9 p.m. at CB1 Gallery, 207 W 5th. St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Screening will continue throughout the weekend.

From the CB1 Gallery website:
CB1 Gallery disagrees with the Smithsonian’s decision to withdraw the artist’s 1987 video piece “A Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition entitled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”

In a 1989 interview Wojnarowicz spoke about the role of animals as symbolic imagery in his work, stating, “Animals allow us to view certain things that we wouldn’t allow ourselves to see in regard to human activity. In the Mexican photographs with the coins and the clock and the gun and the Christ figure and all that, I used the ants as a metaphor for society because the social structure of the ant world is parallel to ours.”

The call for the removal of “A Fire in My Belly” by Catholic League president William Donahue is based on his misinterpretation that this work was “hate speech pure and simple.” This statement insults the legacy of Wojnarowicz, who dedicated his life to activism and the arts community. David Wojnarowicz’s work is collected by international museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Whitney Museum, The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, etc. Wojnarowicz is also an established writer; his most well known memoirs are Close to the Knives and Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, which are included on many university syllabi.

In 1992 the artist won a historic Supreme Court case, David Wojnarowicz v. American Family Association. The courts sided with Wojnarowicz after he filed suit against Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association, who copied, distorted and disseminated the artist’s images in a pamphlet to speak out against the NEA’s funding of exhibits that included art works of Wojnarowicz and other artists. We are deeply troubled that the remarks, which led to the removal of David’s work from Hide/Seek, so closely resemble those of the past. Wojnarowicz’s fight for freedom of artistic expression, once supported by the highest court, is now challenged again. In his absence, we know that his community, his supporters, and the many who believe in his work will carry his convictions forward.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Internship at Wonderland Sound and Vision

Jeff Grosevnor '04 is seeking a spring intern at Wonderland Sound and Vision.

Wonderland is the production company of Terminator: Salvation director McG. Below is a list of reasons Jeff thinks you should intern at Wonderland this Spring.

 1.  TV Pilot Season
 2.  McG is doing post production on our FOX movie, THIS MEANS WAR starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine
 3.  4 TV SHOWS in production and on air (CHUCK, SUPERNATURAL, NIKITA and HUMAN TARGET)
 4.  New development for both film and TV
 5.  Small company with a lot going on...
 6.  I am a nice guy

Please contact Jeff directly if you are interested.
O: 310.659.4451 | F: 310.659.4482

Friday, December 3, 2010

Volunteers for Suprasensorial at MOCA

It is time to spread the word about Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space. This exhibition will present the work of pioneering Latin American artists among the international canon of those working in light and space.
We are excited to announce a special volunteer opportunity created for this exhibition!  

*MOCA is recruiting volunteers to assist with one of the interactive pieces in the show, Cosmococa - Programa in Progress CC4 Nocagions by Helio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida -- an immersive installation that includes a pool!
*The dates of the exhibition run from December 12-February 27.
*Volunteer shifts will be available on weekdays, weekends, and Thursday evenings. Each shift is three hours.
*Volunteers must attend an orientation/training. Several sessions will be offered the week before the show opens.
*Students are encouraged to become MOCA Members (the Student level is $30.) however if volunteers sign up for one shift a week, no need to join. Thanks!  

Valerie A. Partridge
Manager of  Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator
tel 213/621-1741       fax 213/620-8674

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Volunteer in Africa!

ONEHEARTSOURCE is a student led volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, Africa.

Right now, it is estimated 25 million children are orphaned by AIDS.
Tanzania alone is home to more than 2.4 million orphans, 1.1 million
of whom have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You can help turn
this reality around.

Volunteer with One Heart Source, the first academic-intensive
orphanage in Africa for children made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic.
Gain international experience working in Tanzania, learn Swahili, involve yourself in development & aid,
global health, childhood education, and much more!

One Heart Source offers a variety of 4 to 8 week volunteer programs in both the spring and summer.
Below are the range of dates for programs; check out the website for specific dates!

                                    SPRING 2011: March 28 - May 13
               SUMMER 2011: Programs ranging from May 23 - September 17

 *Help with the sustainable development and daily function of our
Children's home.
 *Act as a mentor to the twenty children living in the OHS home
through planning and implementing tutoring and after-school
 *Teach HIV/AIDS awareness/education at local schools.
 *Work on community development projects such as health teachings at
local hangouts, community agriculture initiatives, and school
restoration and bautification.
 *Live in a homestay with a Tanzanian family and become an integrated
member of the community.
 *Work with a dynamic team of international volunteers.

We are active members of humanity who refuse to believe in any
explanation that validates the current reality in which millions of
children do not have the basic right of LIFE. If you believe in a
better way, now is the time to stand up and be the change you wish to
see in the world.  Join us in enacting lasting, positive social

-Spring program applications due: January 3rd
-Summer program applications due: February 4th

           Apply now!

For more information and to download the program application, please
visit: !

LA Filmforum Presents There's Something Else

Los Angeles Filmforum presents
There's Something Else
(Or some titles of recent Spanish Experimental Cinema)

Sunday December 5, 2010, 7:30pm
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Spanish Experimental cinema comes to Los Angeles with work by some of its most well-known filmmakers.

THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE Curated by Garbiñe Ortega
Films that think, images that beat, sounds which play ping-pong. This program represents an intense capsule reflecting diverse and exciting talents in contemporary Spanish avant-garde cinema. Coming from darkness, animation, found footage and the exploration of visual and sonic textures describe the illness and cure of the individual in the present, the opening of other spaces and dimensions, luminous new landscapes, paranormal events. "They are already here. Or maybe they are just in our imagination. One way or another, unexpected things happen…"

Garbiñe Ortega, film curator of the program, and Luis Berdejo, filmmaker based in LA, will be present.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Post Production Internship Opportunity

Cindy Tang '08 is presently working at Laundry ( and is searching for interns and production assistants interested in motion graphics and/or post production.

For internships, Laundry is only awarding school credit. They are looking for art interns and production interns who are familiar with the following programs:

Internship - Art
Cinema 4D
In Design

Internship - Production
Mac Based
File Maker

As for PAs, Laundry is looking for competent go-getters with a positive mindset. These are freelance positions at $10/hour.

Please have them email me their resume and availability at

Temp Diaries Internships

Unpaid Intern: Bulletproof Entertainment, run by one of the top music producers/supervisors in the motion picture and soundtrack industry, is in need of interns to assist with our CD library & iTunes database, record production, office duties as well as some light computer graphics. Requirements: strong interest in music and film industries and strong proficiency with Mac/Apple software. Email resume and brief letter to 11/19

Lifestyle/Marketing & Events agency seeks an intern. Candidate should be driven, computer literate, detail-oriented and creative. Social Media experience and excellent computer skills are preferred. Responsibilities include updating all of the company’s social media sites, blog, updating our website content and assist in managing our databases. Unpaid internship will cover gas & any expenditure that comes from running errands and working events. Email resumes to 11/30

Find more at

Middle East Film Series - Divine Intervention

*7pm - Fowler 202 - Wednesday Night*
***December 1st  *

Divine Intervention (2002 - 92 min. - Arabic with English subtitles). By
Israeli director Elia Suleiman. Some reviewers have compared Suleiman to
Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin, presumably because he has Allen's
intelligent, self-deprecating humor and Chaplin's gift for silent
comedy. This not a silent film, but an intense comedy about daily life
in the West Bank and Israel.  It is a surreal black comedy that records
a day in the life of a Palestinian living in Nazareth, whose girlfriend
lives several checkpoints away in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Spring Internship Opportunity

Pistor Productions, producer Julia Pistor’s company (the producer of such movies as NACHO LIBRE, THE RUGRATS MOVIE, JIMMY NEUTRON), seeks reliable and enthusiastic Spring semester 2011 interns (starting mid-January).  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, script coverage, project research, and general office support (phones, copies).  Our company is small so interns will get to be very hands on and are encouraged to ask questions and contribute creatively.  This is perfect for candidates who have a strong interest in family film development and producing as we are now producing theatrical movies for beloved children’s properties and have recently partnered with an animation company to produce animated TV shows.  Applicants should be available for at least 2 days a week (9:45am-6:30pm), must receive college credit (this is an unpaid internship), should have strong writing skills, and a great attitude!  Please email resume and cover letter to


OPEN CALL to all young folks interested in volunteering to perform live as part of Ms Davis's MOCA performance/installation on January 22, 2011!

* Ms. Davis seeks young enthusiastic vibrant beauties of all genders, colors, shapes, and sizes!
* For this performance, Ms. Davis is looking for young people with no tattoos or piercings
* No Experience Necessary!
* Applicants should send:
* a brief letter of interest describing themselves and their desire to participate
* a headshot and full body photo
* contact information (name, email, phone, best time to reach you)
* Applications are due by January 1, 2011
* Email all applications to Suzanne Isken:
* Applicants will be notified by January 8, 2011
* Performers will be required to attend 2 rehearsals, including a videotaping, during the week of January 17th, in addition to the performance itself at 8PM, January 22, 2011.

See All Performance Details Below!!!


A performance by Vaginal Davis
in conjunction with The Artists Museum

Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8pm
Ahmanson Auditorium
MOCA Grand Ave.

Inspired by Andy Warhol's screen tests, and the midnight performances of Jack Smith, this expanded cinema piece is a new work created by Vaginal Davis, an originator of the homo-core punk movement and a gender-queer art-music icon. Berlin based, Ms Davis made her name in LA's club performance scene, and has earned herself a similar notoriety as a cultural antagonist and erotic provocateur, renowned for her performance, experimental film and video practice. This original work will be staged at MOCA for one night only and will feature production and costumes design by Jonathan Berger, and appearances by special invited guests.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Agency Internship

The Wall Group, an agency that represents some of the best hair stylists, makeup artists, and stylists out there, is looking for a paid intern. We seek a motivated and hyper-organized team player to assist in the Creative/Visual Division. This is a great opportunity for someone who’s interested in an agency career.

Intern should be available 2-3 days per week, to join the LA office. You will be able to learn how the ins and outs of an agency works -- working alongside the agents, the creative coordinator, as well as the bookkeeper.  We appreciate the following qualities: self motivated, creative, able to work independently, organized, and reliable. Duties include collecting tear sheets, maintaining the image archive, maintaining and updating offices files, keeping all filing and storage cabinets in immaculate order, assisting the bookkeeper, and running general office errands. 

Interested applicants should send resumes to: for consideration.

Monday, November 22, 2010


The JACCC together with Nissan presents a video contest for young Asian American filmmakers and artists, with a chance to win $1,000 in cash prize. Lisa Okuda, Marketing Associate for Japanese American Cultural and Community Center invites Oxy's film students to participate!

JACCC and Nissan Presents The Power of Community Video Contest

LOS ANGELES— The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, together with Nissan, presents a video contest aimed at providing an opportunity for young Asian American filmmakers and artists to creatively express the importance of community through a short video, with a chance to win $1,000 in cash prize.

The contest’s mission is to explore the role of community in strengthening one’s ties to culture, family, and physical space. It also aims to serve as a platform to educate the greater Asian American community about cultural preservation and the impact that a unified, strong community can make.

Entrants are asked to submit a 60-second video that visually and creatively completes the phrase “The power of community is…” Videos may be in any genre, including but not limited to narrative, documentary, and experimental films. The entries will be judged based on overall message, creativity, and how well it conveys the ideals of the mission statement.

The 1st place video will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and will be shown in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, as part of JACCC’s outdoor summer screening series in 2011. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place videos will also be streamed on the web.

“We hope that this video contest will encourage Asian American filmmakers to use their skills and creativity to serve and represent their local communities,” says cinematographer Tad Nakamura, known for his documentary trilogy of early Asian American Movement, Yellow Brotherhood (2003), Pilgrimage (2007), and A Song for Ourselves (2009). “There are so many artists that continue to be supported, inspired, and shared by their communities. This is a chance for them to express that relationship through video.” The contest will accept entries until January 31, 2011, and is open to anyone, regardless of their filmmaking experience.

For more information about the contest visit  or contact 

Tad Nakamura. Nakamura’s trilogy of Asian American Movement has received critical acclaim, and has garnered awards at many festivals. He recently completed the final film in his trilogy, A Song for Ourselves, which is currently screening around the US and Canada. The film has won twelve awards. With this film, Nakamura completes his homage to the early Asian American Movement, and hopes to inspire the new generation of his community.

Nissan Neighbors. The Nissan Neighbors is Nissan’s affiliate-wide, community-focused initiative that provides funding for organizations and improves communities. True to the global vision of Nissan, “Enriching People’s Lives,” the initiative is dedicated to touching lives and making contributions to their neighborhoods.

WHAT: JACCC and Nissan Presents The Power of Community Video Contest

WHO: Competition is free and open to anyone

WHEN: All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2011

WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
c/o: The Power of Community Video Contest
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO: For more information about the contest, go to  or contact

About the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
Founded in 1980, the JACCC is the largest Asian American cultural center of its kind in the U.S. and is the preeminent presenter of Japanese, Japanese American and Asian American arts.  JACCC is home to a number of civic and arts organizations and serves as the cultural and community focal point of Japanese Americans throughout Southern California.

Internships (11/9 - 11/19)

Looking for part-time interns for production company with first look deal at major studio. Applicants must be bright and hardworking and should have a strong interest in feature film development. Duties include heavy reading and script coverage, some research, answering phones and organizing. Unpaid - candidates seeking college credit preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to 11/19

Film production company in Santa Monica seeks intern to start immediately. Duties will range from script coverage and film research to filing, production-related errands, and general organizational tasks in the office. Applicant should be an excellent multi-tasker, have strong organizational skills, and be passionate about the film industry. This internship is un-paid/will be for school credit. Must be available two full days a week. Please send resumes to 11/19

International Sales, Acquisitions and Distribution company in Santa Monica is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated interns for the Spring semester. Duties will range from general office tasks to providing creative input as well as providing support to executives and assistants. Experience with reading scripts and writing coverage is preferred but not mandatory. Must have passion for film and TV. Ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be highly organized. Must commit to two days per week and be eligible to receive school credit. To apply, email resume, cover letter and coverage sample (if available) to 11/19

TV/Film Production Company and Comic Publisher in Brentwood seeks unpaid Fall/Winter intern. Company focuses on comic book based film and television in both live action and animation. Internship involves reading & writing coverage, occasional phones and other basic administrative duties as well as hands on experience in film and television development, animation and comic book publishing. Some prior experience in entertainment preferred. Please send resumes to 11/19

EPIX- Development internship. Responsibilities will include assisting the Manager, Executive Assistant as well as the EVP of Original Programming and Development. Interns will be asked to participate in internal development meetings. Duties include script coverage, answering phones, administrative duties, and conducting research as directed. Unpaid internship. Office on Paramount Studio lot. Send resume and cover letter to 11/19

Sid Ganis’s production company at Sony, Out of The Blue…Entertainment, is looking for interns interested in television and feature film development and production for the Spring. Duties include writing coverage and standard office work. Must be enrolled in a college or university and available at least two days per week. Credit only. Please fax resume and cover letter to (310) 244-1539 or e-mail 11/19

Muse Productions seeks committed, extremely organized, computer-savvy applicants with excellent communication skills for our internship. Duties include office work relating to all aspects of feature film development. Applicants must have a car to do light runs (we reimburse for gas). Internship is unpaid but may lead to paying work. Please send cover letter and resume to 11/19

River Road Entertainment is seeking reliable, enthusiastic interns. Responsibilities include: script coverage, projects (writer/director lists, research), and administrative support (phones, copies). Contribute in creative meetings, and learn the development process firsthand. Candidates should have strong interest in feature film development, superior writing skills, and great taste! Send resume, cover letter and coverage samples (if available) to 11/19

Boutique management company seeking intern. Come learn artist management while with and helping the careers of writers, directors, animators, actors, and comedians. Previous experience in management is great, but not a requirement. Must be dynamic individual who is computer literate, very organized, a great communicator and loves dealing with people. Must be out going and certainly not shy or reserved, just the nature of this career. Please contact Advance Talent Management at if you feel you are a good fit (please email only). 11/19

Our development intern program provides entry level training and exposure to the film business that allows the intern to absorb and learn as much as possible from the producers of such films as Now (currently in production), The Last Exorcism, Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead, Bring it On, Family Man and Spy Game. You will work alongside our development writing script coverage, analyzing and discussing scripts, compiling script submissions and other clerical duties associated with the daily operations of our Production company. Film/Communications majors are a plus. Unpaid. Please send resume and cover letter to 11/19

Marvel Studios is offering a part-time unpaid internship in the Licensing Department for Spring 2011. Interest in the Entertainment Industry is a definite must. Interns are required to be proficient in Microsoft Office and also must be knowledgeable in Apple Keynote and Powerpoint. Interns will help monitor and coordinate schedules and arrange travel and presentations for two Senior Vice Presidents in the Licensing department. As a result of the internship, the individual will learn about promotions and retail through the Licensing division and gain exposure to skills in the business dealings of each. Internship runs from early January to May/June and are 20 hours/week. Interns must receive course credit. Please email resume and cover letter to: Attn: Licensing Internship Coordinator. 11/19

Marvel Studios is offering a part-time unpaid internship in the Technical Operations Department for Spring 2011. The position is ideal for students interested in the entertainment industry who have not yet chosen a specific career path, as their duties within Technical Operations will expose them to several departments within Marvel. Responsibilities include assisting the front desk with phones as needed, sorting/delivering mail, assisting the office manager with timely projects, and assisting additional departments with any possible assignments. Internship runs from early January to May/June and are 20 hours/week. Interns must receive course credit. Please email resume and cover letter to: Attn: Internship Coordinator. 11/19

The Institute, a commercial and feature-film production company, seeks interns for the spring semester. Students must be able to receive course credit as the internship is unpaid, but does include lunch and mileage. You will be involved in development, coverage, project research, answering phones, basic office management and some on-set experience. Great for aspiring directors. Applicants should be energetic, fun, and proactive. Please send resumes to 11/19

Practical Pictures is looking for spring interns (unpaid, starting Jan 3rd). This is a very unique internship opportunity. Hands-on interfacing with the producer bosses in a small company means you’ll need some experience (phones, computers) but is also a strong draw to this position – your opinion will be welcome. If you’re able to work 2 full days, please email resumes to 11/19

An A-list, Santa Monica-based production company with a major studio deal is looking for eager, enthusiastic interns to start in January 2011. Interns’ work will focus mostly in development, assisting with script coverage, searching for new material and general office duties. There will be some opportunity to cover desks and answer phones. Applicants must be quick learners and have strong writing skills. An ideal place to prepare for an agency, studio or production job. We offer college credit. Please send resumes to 11/19

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. 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 11/17

Vertigo Entertainment (Quarantine, The Strangers, The Departed) is seeking a few enthusiastic interns to begin immediately. We are a very busy production company with numerous projects in various stages of development and production. This is an extremely creative environment where interns can be as involved in the development process as they want to be. Very important to be a self-starter and must commit to at least two days a week. Please email resume and brief cover letter to Include ''Internship'' in the subject line. 11/17

The Gersh Agency seeks dedicated interns for year-round internships for our Talent, Motion Picture Literary, Television and Comedy departments. Responsibilities include reading/covering scripts for consideration, rolling calls, actor submissions, and general office duties. Furthermore, our internship provides the opportunity to shadow Assistants and Agents in their day-to-day activities. Interns are required to work with us 1-2 days a week and supply evidence of school. To apply, please email your resume and a short paragraph detailing your interest in our Internship Program to: 11/17

Talent Agency has immediate opening for a paid intern. Candidate will be punctual, pleasant personality, excellent communication skills, multi-task, organized and follow instructions. Duties include, packaging submissions, receptionist work, going on runs, and various clerical duties. Strong computer skills, both PC and Mac. Car a must with valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Mileage is reimbursed. Bachelor’s degree required. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Email cover letter with resume to 11/17

Boutique talent agency in Hollywood seeks intelligent, creative and computer-savvy intern with a great attitude and an interest in learning the industry. You will be involved in submissions, coverage, answering phones, making copies, as well as other general administrative duties. Two full days (10am-5pm) a week minimum. Internship is unpaid, but school credit available. Please submit cover letter, resume and availability to 11/17

Scenario, a new literary management and production company, run by former MP/TV lit agents (ICM, APA, & Innovative) and studio/production company development execs, offers interns a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and earn great references by working with our writers, directors, and creative producers in the story development process doing story analysis, research, and notes. For more details, email 11/17

Pretty Pictures, Gail Mutrux’ production company (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco, Kinsey, Nurse Betty), is seeking development/production interns. Duties include reading available properties (scripts, books, articles), writing coverage, researching projects and participating in development meetings as well as providing office support to the VP/Development. An outstanding opportunity to learn about the machinations of film development. Unpaid internship, on the Universal Lot. Please email resume and cover letter to 11/17

Intern needed for Rumpus Entertainment. Rumpus is the production company of director Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop). Candidate should have strong story skills and passion for broad comedy. Duties include: reading, coverage, notes, research, filing, and miscellaneous office duties. Unpaid internship. Send resumes to 11/17

Intern needed at entertainment company. Looking for self-starters with very strong organizational skills! Duties: inventory of products, creative display of products, office organization, logging sensitive content, filing, errands, fan mail, etc.
2 to 3 days per week. $8/hr Send cover letter and relevant resume to 11/17

Pretty Pictures, Gail Mutrux’ production company (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco, Kinsey, Nurse Betty), is seeking development/production interns. Duties include reading available properties (scripts, books, articles), writing coverage, researching projects and participating in development meetings as well as providing office support to the VP/Development. An outstanding opportunity to learn about the machinations of film development. Unpaid internship, on the Universal Lot. Please email resume and cover letter to 11/17

Echo Lake Entertainment (The Joneses, Away from Her, Water, Tsotsi), an independent production company and film financier with a management division, is seeking interns to work in their Beverly Hills office. Interns should be prepared to commit 2/3 days per week for 3 months for this unpaid internship. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to 11/17

Spring semester interns needed for Arad Productions, Inc. (Spider-Man 2012, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Venom, Lost Planet, Maximum Ride, Ghost in the Shell, etc...). General administrative duties include phones, filing, reading scripts and writing coverage. The ideal candidate is resourceful, extremely detail oriented and great at multitasking and prioritizing. This is an unpaid internship. Students must receive credit in order to be eligible to apply for the position. Please send a resume and cover letter to: 11/17

Pauly Shore’s Landing Patch Productions seeks an unpaid intern to assist with development and current production of multiple film and television projects. Interns work hands-on with our Director of Development who will instruct in standard industry practices. Responsibilities range from answering phones/errands to project outlines, pitches, research, etc. Applicants must own laptop computer, have own car and commit to work 2 days/week for a 3-4 month commitment. Email resumes with cover letter to 11/17

Beverly Hills literary TV/film management company looking for an advanced intern. Must be strong on the phones, a quick learner, have thick skin, be very organized, and have a great sense of humor. Internship is demanding, but very rewarding. Position to start almost immediately. Please send cover letters and resumes to with title ‘Internship.” 11/12

Development Interns needed at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures (credits include the AMC series The Walking Dead, 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. Send resumes to 11/12

Sierra Pictures, a foreign sales, independent finance and production company is looking for hard working interns to start immediately in our Beverly Hills office. Responsibilities include film festival prep, answering phones as needed, script reading/coverage, research, assisting executives and assistants, errands, and general office needs. We are looking for someone to commit to 3 or more days/week in our Beverly Hills office. We offer school credit to students enrolled in a recognized academic institution. Please email resumes to 11/12, an online entertainment news website, is seeking qualified interns to begin immediately. This is an incredible learning opportunity, for someone who has a passion for the entertainment business. Must have a positive attitude, be a dedicated worker and reliable. Journalism majors a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Hours are flexible. Email resume & cover letter to 11/9

Radiant Productions, director Wolfgang Petersen's company, is actively seeking development interns to start in January 2011. We are looking for smart, hardworking, dependable people who are eager to learn. Interns will read scripts, books, and graphic novels; write coverage and story notes; complete research projects; and handle general office duties. They may also have the opportunity to join internal, pitch, or general meetings, at the supervisor’s discretion. College credit and at least 2 full days/week are a must. Please fax cover letter and resume to (310) 656-1408, or email them to 11/9

Red Hour Films (Zoolander, Tropic Thunder) is looking for qualified and eager interns. Duties will include reading scripts, answering phones, running errands and providing overall support to executives and assistants. Candidates should have experience with script coverage, have knowledge of the comedy/film world, and be willing to learn. Unpaid but college credit is available. Please email resume, cover letter and sample script coverage to 11/9

FilmNation Entertainment is a development and production company based out of Beverly Hills. Interns have the opportunity to give their thoughts on projects and actually have their voices heard by development executives. A collaborative attitude and fast-paced environment ensure the opportunity for interaction with executives daily. Internship is unpaid. Applicants should be detail oriented, proactive, hardworking, and excited by the film industry. Effective communication skills written or otherwise are a must. Course credit available but not required. Please email resumes and cover letters to 11/9

Production/Management Company in Beverly Hills seeks office interns for the fall/winter season to start immediately. Duties will range from general office tasks to providing creative input as well as performing research. Requirements: school credit, some office/phone experience, reliable vehicle, valid license/insurance, MAC/PC proficient, available two days week M-F, 9am-7pm. Unpaid; mileage reimbursed. Please do not apply unless you meet listed requirements. Please send resumes and cover letters as attachments with name to 11/9

Boutique talent agency in Santa Monica seeks intelligent, creative and computer-savvy intern with a great attitude and an interest in learning the industry. You will be involved in submissions, coverage, answering phones, making copies, as well as other general administrative duties. Two full days (10am-5pm) a week minimum. Internship is unpaid, but school credit available. Please submit cover letter, resume and availability to 11/9

Los Angeles Film Festival is seeking a nonpaid intern. Must be available 2 days per week minimum. Must be comfortable with Mac computers. We are looking for detail oriented candidates. Intern will participate in every aspect of the Festival from answering phones and updating databases to researching emerging filmmakers. Send resume and brief cover letter with possible start date (between now and January) to, subject: Internship. 11/9

Offering a winter internship (may extend into 2011) for Film Producer working in Studio City. He has worked on many feature films, including the most recent, Conviction with Hilary Swank. Duties include: Phones, Handling, Filing, Script Coverage, Min errands and other administrative duties. Great opportunity to learn under a Film Producer with over 20 years in the industry. Send resume to 11/9

Angry Films (Natural Born Killers, Apt Pupil, From Hell, Transformers 1, 2, and 3 Shoot 'Em Up and While She Was Out, Real Steel) is looking for a few highly motivated interns to assist as we move into a very active period. Job responsibilities would include, but not limited to, organization of multiple hard disks of image files, filing, rolling calls, script reading and synopsis, copying and whatever else we can throw at you. Applicants need to be computer literate, well spoken, own a car, into the zeitgeist and have the ability to multitask and be organized. Internship is unpaid. Please send cover letter and resume in body of email to 11/9

Traction Media, an independent production and film sales company whose credits include the Oscar nominated Half Nelson, Hard Candy, & the recent Foreign Language Oscar winner, The Secret in Their Eyes, is offering an unpaid, but creditable internship for the Winter/Spring Semester. Will be trained to perform typical office duties, write coverage, screen films, & help track projects- Multiple day commitment preferred. Enrolled students only. Contact: 11/9

Internship focusing on producing, editing and post production. Open to students who are able to receive school credit. Resumes to 11/9



In this film the voice of Manlio Argueta, writer and survivor,reveals the turbulent historical period in El Salvador when many suffered persecution, imprisonment, and exile.
Tuesday, November 30
11:30 a.m.
Johnson Hall 200
Occidental College
Carolina Rivera is an educator, writer, performer, and filmmaker.  Born in Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador.
Nando Grancelli is a filmmaker, film-adviser, and an educator.  He was born in Valparaiso, Chile.
Sponsored by the Remsen Bird Fund, and the Departments of Art History and Visual Arts, Keck Language and Culture Studio, and Spanish and French Literary Studies.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Project: Involve Presents Contracorriente (Undertow)

Tuesday November 23rd at 7pm
Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved firsherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Per, where the community has deep-rooted religious traditions. Miguel is married to the beautiful Mariela, who is 7-months pregnant with their firstborn, but Miguel harbors a scandalous secret: He is having a love affair with another man, Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the townsfolk for being agnostic and open about his sexuality.

With sweeping images of the beautiful Peruvian coastline, Contracorriente (Undertow) is the emotional intersection of contemporary sexuality, confronted by tradition and belief. This sexy and redolent love story is the feature film debut by Javier Fuentes-Len and stars Manolo Cardona (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Cristian Mercado (Che), and Tatiana Astengo. This film is produced by Javier Fuentes Leon and Rodrigo Guerrero (Maria Full of Grace, Dog Eat Dog.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Art Installation Show November 18th!

Come to Weigart Galleries Thursday night to experience an art show brought to you by Professor Besemer's Advanced Projects class.  Bessie, Zoe, Josh, Sam, Brenna, Seth and Kate are providing the masses with installation and performance art!  The show begins at 5:00 pm and goes until 7:00 pm.  Stop by and get your art on!  Refreshments will be served.

"The Committed Generation" Tuesday, Nov 30

Filmmakers Carolina Rivera and Nando Grancelli will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 30th to screen and discuss their documentary Manlio Argueta: Poets and Volcanoes profiling El Salvadoran poet and revolutionary Manilo Argueta and his contemporaries--a cohort of artist/activists who have come to be known as "The Committed Generation" The screening is in J-200 (11:30-1) with a small reception after the event in the Keck Language and Culture Studio.

Manlio Argueta, through the voice of a writer and survivor, reveals El Salvador turbulent historical era when many writers suffered persecution, imprisonment, and exile.

Tuesday, November 30
11:30 a.m.
Johnson 200
Occidental College
Carolina Rivera is an educator, writer, performer, and filmmaker. born in Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador.
Nando Grancelli is a filmmaker, film-adviser, and an educator. He was born in Valparaiso, Chile.

Interested in the Cannes Film Festival?

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - May 11th to May 22nd, 2011

The Cinefondation, student film selection of the Cannes Film Festival, the aim of which is to discover new talented filmmakers, will present films from film schools (fiction or animation).

In 2010, 13 films were selected (Belgium, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, France, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States).

The deadline to apply and send student films to the Cinefondation is February 15th, 2011.

From now on, you can send films of your students. A working version of the film is accepted.

Applications must be filled in directly online HERE

The Cinefondation rules and a mini-poster with the selection deadline can be downloaded using the link below:

We thank you in advance for circulating the information in your school and remain at your disposal for any further information.

Georges Goldenstern

Cinefondation Executive Director

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cinémathèque Screening Monday, 11/15, 7 p.m. J200 Big Fish Introduction by Cara Pardo (FMS ’11)

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Color and Production Design in Big Fish
This Cinémathèque presentation analyzes the use of color punctuation in Tim Burton’s film Big Fish (2003) as it relates to the emotional states of the characters as well as the film’s broader implications of truth versus myth and fact versus fiction. Using Patti Bellantoni’s text If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die as a foundation for color theory, Cara will examine specific color palettes used throughout the film, focusing primarily on the color evolution of Edward Bloom and how it reflects the colorful interpretation of his life, particularly when contrasted with our own cultural expectations of real world aesthetic. Ultimately, this is part of Cara's larger senior thesis, which explores how production design is used to establish and blend the worlds of reality and fantasy within the filmic medium.
Color plays a surprisingly integral role in the way we perceive and interpret our surroundings. Color, in fact, has such a powerful associative qualities that filmmakers often utilize specific colors to subconsciously establish and manipulate the viewer’s attitude towards a given environment. Bellantoni argues that “[c]olors indeed have their own language, which can visually help define a character arc or layer a story…. it is color that can determine how we think and feel” (xxvii). In Tim Burton’s film Big Fish, punctuated color acts as artifice and as rhetorical device to serve as a visual reflection of one man’s attempt to reconcile between the bittersweet reality of his father’s life with the catharsis of memory and fantasy.
Big Fish uses neutral colors to establish the relationship between Will and his estranged father; tranquil turquoises, pale gold, and passive lavender help to set a melancholy tone that reflects the reality of the characters’ lives.  The coldness of these colors subtly manipulates the viewer, referencing the controlled confines of reality within which Will Bloom initially believes he must operate. This color palette is starkly contrasted with the vibrant, exaggerated color choices in the fantastical stories of Edward Bloom’s past, where aggressive colors that reflect passion, hope, and confidence, dominate the frame. For example, the young Edward Bloom is never shown without some sort of red embellishment that serves as a visual reference to his own confident exuberance. Bellantoni writes, “Red is like visual caffeine…. Red can activate whatever passions you might bring to the table, or to the movie. Red is power” (2). In Big Fish, red advances the plot; it demands to be noticed by the audience, much as Edward Bloom demands to be noticed in his own life.
Ultimately, as Will Bloom begins to explore the power and freedom of his imagination, color quite literally returns to his life. It is important to look at color design in film as a strong persuasive device, not only as it affects the overall aesthetic of a piece, but how different colors elicit specific, unconscious associations that can change an entire audience’s perception of a film.

Monday, 11/15, 7 p.m. J200

Argentina New Cinema November 19 - 21, 2010 at the Egyptian Theatre

The ninth annual Argentina New Cinema series returns with another impressive lineup, including Argentina’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Pablo Trapero’s CARANCHO! Opening the series is the first of many Los Angeles premieres: BROTHER AND SISTER, Daniel Burman’s trenchant drama about dissimilar siblings coping with the death of their mother. In ROMPECABEZAS (directed by Natalia Smirnoff), which had an impressive debut at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010, a bored housewife discovers a new passion. Hector Olivera’s period piece EL MURAL tells the real-life story of Mexican muralist David Siqueiros constructing his masterpiece while in Argentina in the 1930s, and Rodrigo Grande’s sly comedy A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE looks at a humorous, ethical power struggle between two willful coworkers.

Also in the mix are the fascinating documentaries MUNDO ALAS, an inspirational tale of a troupe of musicians with disabilities who tour Argentina led by popular singer and composer León Gieco, and TRACES AND MEMORY OF JORGE PRELORÁN, a beautiful portrait of one of Argentina’s most important documentarians.

Begins Friday, November 19th at...
American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
For parking information and other details:

Documentary Screenings

KASA (Korean American Student Alliance) is collaborating with LiNK
(Liberty in North Korea) to show the documentary "Hiding - Exposing
the Life of North Korean Refugees Living in China."

About 300,000 North Koreans fled to neighboring China in search for
food, work, and freedom. In China, over 80% become trafficked and
children become orphaned or "stateless" with no paperwork or
protection. As refugees must remain in hiding from Chinese authorities
who will send them back, North Koreans flee again to Southeast Asia
where they seek asylum or resettlement to safe countries such as South
Korea or the US.

The documentary "Hiding" captures the lives of North Korean refugees
after they have fled the country. Film Screening will be followed by
Q&A session by Nomads (North Korean refugees).

When: Wed. Nov. 17th - 7pm
Where: Mosher 1

This event is also co-sponsored by Departments of DWA, Politics, Asian
Studies, and ISO.

Please come join us, and learn more about Human rights issues that
might be related to your field of study.

New Jobs

Administrative Assistant for Commercial Production Company, West LA. 35K plus benefits after 3 months. Busy commercial production company that works with some of the best in the business seeks a strong assistant to support the Executive Producer of Commercial Production as well as offer back up support to the President of the company. Ideal person will be coming off a desk at an agency and is interested in commercial production.  If you are not interested, then PLEASE do not apply as this is not the right role for you. We seek someone who is  excellent at multitasking,  who is EXTREMELY detailed, organized, is a true go getter and wanting/willing to learn. Due to the fact that this is a very busy environment we seek someone who is calm and collected, doesn't crack under pressure and can handle strong personalities. Must be extremely computer savvy, have strong office skills AND social skills! This position is strictly an administrative role.


Hollywood-based PR Firm is seeking a full-time Junior Publicist. This position will assist Account Executive in managing and executing entertainment, corporate and social responsibility campaigns. Candidate will also assist with events.

Support Account Executive with day-to-day activities. Job duties include: Interacting with Hollywood representatives to secure talent for campaigns and events; client interface and status report creation; writing press releases, media alerts, pitches, and additional needed correspondence; creating comprehensive media lists; pitching local and national media; participating in strategic brainstorming meetings. 


- Bachelor Degree in communications or related field.
- 1-2 years entertainment experience.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize in a very fast paced environment.
- Team player who can also work independently when needed without constant oversight.
- Ambitious and eager to excel in the PR field with a strong interest in entertainment and social responsibility. 
- Experience working with Photoshop, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Media Databases (Cision, Vocus, etc).
- Second language is a plus.

This is a full time position with room for growth within a young, dynamic and quickly expanding company. Salary based on experience. To apply for this position send cover letter, resume and two writing samples (1 press release, 1 pitch) to


Santa Monica-based commercial real estate company seeks administrative assistant. Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with ability to interface with senior level management.  Please send resumes to


Producer Vince Gerardis (GAME OF THRONES, FLASHFORWARD) seeking assistant to start January 3rd. Must have industry desk experience, preferably at agency. Must be multi-tasker, detail-oriented, organized, and work well under pressure. Legal/contract background a plus. Growth potential for the right person.  Email resumes and cover letter to

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Production Company Job

Looking for a reliable, hardworking, and motivated receptionist/office assistant for a busy reality prodco in Hollywood.  Must have a great attitude and a license/car.
Duties include but not limited to handling all incoming lines, managing office supplies/inventory, managing craft services/kitchen, some runs.
Candidate would be involved in the day to day operations of a growing company with multiple shows currently airing and many projects in development.  Great learning experience and opportunity for growth.
Must be familiar with Mac based software (iCal, Mail, Address Book).  Please email cover/resume to:

Careers in Film & Media Studies Panel Discussion and Mixer

Time: Wednesday, November 17 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Johnson 101

Nervous about working post-grad? Want to learn about how to get an internship? Come meet 5 professionals in film and media as they discuss different career options! Food and fun provided.

Gabor Kalman Screens and Discusses his new documentary There Was Once…

Time: Thursday, November 18 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Johnson 104

Prof. Gabor Kalman, two-time Fulbright recipient and one of the founding members of the International Documentary Association, will screen and discuss a cut of his yet-to-be-released documentary There Was Once (2011), which grapples with one schoolteacher’s fight to have her town’s Jewish history officially acknowledged and to chart a new course of tolerance in conflict-ridden Hungary, where the Nazi party is growing at an alarming rate in its political strength and physical brazenness.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Film Dept Newsletter: Are You Ready for Spring Advising?

CatAList TV is now live!
Check out CatAList’s new website, where it’s streaming its sixth episode!

Occidental Participates in It Gets Better
In light of recent attention given to bullying and teen suicides, particularly related to LGBT identity, CatAList produced an Occidental entry for the IT GETS BETTER CAMPAIGN:

Photoshop Demo Wednesday at 5pm and Sunday at 3pm in the Editing Lab
Still have questions about Photoshop? Join us in the editing lab to have all your questions met! Great for title sequences, promotional posters, or just torturing your friends!

Groupo Bijari Monday at 5:30pm in Johnson 200
Grupo Bijari will present their practice, their project, and current artistic strategies in Brazil during a free public lecture at Occidental College!

STEVE COLL Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist November 4

Steve Coll will give the ECLS Charles Jensvold Memorial Lecture on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 in Morrison Lounge.  His topic will be "The Writer's Life."
We are honored to have so distinguished a journalist on campus and hope you
will be able to join us for his talk, for questions, and for a reception following the presentation. The Lecture is sponsored by the Jensvold family.
Steve Coll is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and president of New America Foundation. He spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post and is the author of six books, including Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, and The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century.  Both books are available in the Oxy Bookstore.

CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2010 November 9-20 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatresupported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian

upported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the generous contribution of Valentino, Alitalia, Regione Toscana, Toscana Promozione and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, which once again is packed with exciting U.S. premieres. The series opens with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language film, Paolo Virzi’s uplifting drama THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING. Following is an array of Italy’s best films, in a variety of genres, which have been making the rounds at top international film festivals: Gabriele Muccino’s midlife crisis drama KISS ME AGAIN, Carlo Verdone’s shrewd family comedy ME, THEM AND LARA and Daniele Luchetti’s tense thriller OUR LIFE. Also in store is Rocco Papaleo’s endlessly surprising and delightful road film BASILICATA COAST TO COAST, actor-director John Turturro’s documentary about the vivid musical tradition of Naples, PASSION, and Pupi Avati’s moving drama, A SECOND CHILDHOOD.

Series compiled by Laura Delli Colli. Presented by Silvia Bizio. English program notes by Beth Hanna.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Scholarships

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, in association with Ernst & Young LLP and the Grable Foundation, is offering four scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and long-time host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring undergraduate or graduate students to pursue careers in children's media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. Get details and applications here.

Two Film Forum Events!

Filmforum is hosting Pip Chodorov's film FREE RADICALS at the AFI Film Festival. Details below.

Then, Filmforum is hosting with USC's Visions & Voices a symposium and film festival on November 12-14 at USC called Alternative projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980. It will a packed weekend with films, filmmaker panels, presentations of papers, and a gallery show. It's free, but registration is required. Again, details below. Please come to some or all!

Call For Submissions to 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Filmmakers: Submit your film to the 27th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, taking place April 28-May 7, 2011 in venues throughout LA

Submit by the early deadline, Friday November 12, and save $10 off the entry fee!

Early Deadline: Friday, November 12,2010
$25 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Final Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010
$35 entry fee (Withoutaox upgreaded projects save $5)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline (available only through Withoutabox): Friday, January 7, 2011

For the LATEST UPDATES on the 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, visit

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Sandbar Pictures is seeking interns to start in November or next semester. We need people for General Assistant Duties as well light Development Work (Coverage, notes, light tracking). We have had many successful experiences with interns, enjoy mentoring, often bring them onto set and always to the next level of their careers. We need people who are interested in becoming Producers, Writers or Directors. While Sandbar Pictures is a casual environment, you will have access to the highest level of talent and executives, and we expect interns to be reliable and professional at all times. This is a great opportunity to be at a small company where you will be involved in both the creative and financial aspects of making films. No pay at this point but can arrange for credit.


Joan Rater: Writing for TV and Movies 11/18 at 4:30 in Fowler 309

Joan Rater is an Executive Producer/Writer of ABC's hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, along with her husband/co-writer, Tony Phelan. Joan Began her career as an actress creating solo performances that developed a following in New York, playing at such venues as West Bank Cafe, La Mama, and The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Joan made the switch from acting to writing by collaborating on plays with her husband Tony. The adaptation of Jane Smiley's "Good Will," which the New York Times called "heartfelt and thought provoking," enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run at The Director's Company in 1998. In Los Angeles, the duo first staffed under Shaun Cassidy in Cover Me for the USA Network. They then worked for Glenn Gordon Caron on the Paramount/FBC series Fling. Other credits include The Court, Push, Nevada; 10-8; MD's: Threat Matrix; and Law and Order: Trial by Jury. As well as writing television, the pair has optioned and is adapting a novel, Cast of Shadows, for film. Rater also writes and performs short pieces about being a parents, one of which, "The Long Hug," was published in a collection called Afterbirth, Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine. Joan lives in Pasadena with Tony and her two daughters.

NCUR Submissions Due November 19th!

The 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2011) will be held March 31-April 2, 2011 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.  Undergraduate student researchers are encouraged to speak with their research mentors about presenting the results of their original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors at NCUR.  The Undergraduate Research Center will arrange hotel and airfare for this conference through the ASP-Conference Travel program.  Students will be asked to find other sources of support for the registration fee and for meals not covered by registration.  We estimate this may total $250-300 per student. Special consideration will be given for hardships.

Abstracts are due by November 19, 2010, and information about submitting them is available via the website at .  Please read and follow the directions on the website carefully.  Under "Additional Sponsor Email", please enter the URC email address ( so that we are notified about your submission and acceptance.  When you submit your abstract you must complete an ASP Conference Travel application to request support for travel to this conference.  Students will be notified by January 12, 2011 if they have been selected to present.  At that time, we will notify you of a meeting to complete the arrangements.  If you need more information, please consult the NCUR website, or discuss this conference with your research mentor.