Australians in Film today announced that applications for the 2018 Village Roadshow & Animal Logic Entertainment Internship are open.
This highly-coveted opportunity to work in the Los Angeles offices of two of the world's leading independent production and financing companies is open to any Australian undergraduates or recent business graduates whose ambition is to pursue a career in feature film development or producing, and who demonstrates significant potential in that area. AiF strongly encourage applications from regional areas of Australia and Indigenous Australians to apply.
Previous recipients have gone on to secure work with an independent production company in Australia, a leading talent agency in Hollywood and a post-production house in London.
The three month internship, valued at US$20,000, will run from February, 2018, and will cover living and travel expenses.
The recipient will gain experience and access to the world of financing, developing and marketing big budget Hollywood films from executives at Village Roadshow Pictures (upcoming Ocean's 8 featuring an all-star lineup including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter) and Animal Logic Entertainment (upcoming Peter Rabbit starring Rose Byrne, and featuring the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley.)
Kate Marks, President of Australians in Film said; "The Village Roadshow|Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, like all of AiF's education and career development programs, is about providing unique and life-changing opportunities to Australian creative individuals who may not be given the opportunity otherwise."
"Australians in Film is a grass-roots member based organization working actively in Los Angeles for the Australian screen industry, so for the first-time this year, the application fee, will also including a 12 month international industry membership to AiF."
The newly launched AiF International Membership allows Australian emerging and established creatives to join the AIF screen community, providing office space in Los Angeles at the historic Raleigh Studios (The Dark Tower, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane) and access to AiF industry and screening programs, while in LA.
Greg Basser, CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group says: "The commitment that AiF has to the art of filmmaking is something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and we are proud to be able to expose some of Australia's brightest talent to a program that has shaped some of the world's greatest filmmakers. VREG is committed to making films that both entertain and continue to push the boundaries of cinema and we are delighted to align with AiF in developing the next generation of global filmmakers."
Zareh Nalbandian, CEO of Animal Logic says: "Internships are an essential part of the film industry - they not only provide unparalleled opportunities for young talent, they also ensure we as producers are able to support emerging film practitioners, giving first hand experience in an industry that is highly competitive and increasingly internationally focused. Through the Village Roadshow & Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, our LA based development team has had the pleasure of nurturing some of the brightest upcoming Australian talent and we will continue to do so, thanks to vital organizations like AiF."
Applications for the 2018 internship are now open and will close on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 5PM PDT in Los Angeles.