Summer 2018 Internship Program (Santa Monica, CA)
The Lionsgate Internship Program is designed to provide interested students with a hands-on experience in the entertainment industry.
Lionsgate Internship Program – Summer 2018
Santa Monica, CA / June 4 – August 10, 2018 / 25 hours per week maximum
LIONSGATE is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio with a strong and diversified presence in motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digital distribution of content.
The Lionsgate Internship Program is designed to provide interested students with a hands-on experience in the entertainment industry.
Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application.
The Lionsgate Summer 2018 Internship program dates are: June 4 – August 10, 2018
The last day to apply is Monday, February 19, 2018 at 5PM PST. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
All interns are required to attend orientation on either Monday, June 4, 2018 OR Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
All internships are located in Santa Monica, CA, unless otherwise stated. Interns must provide their own housing and transportation.
Interns can work a minimum of 10 hours/week and up to a maximum of 25 hours/week.
All internships are paid.
Interns must be current sophomores through recent grads (within 6 months of internship start date).
All candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and completed application questions. Click on your preferred area(s) of interest to begin the process. Applications that do not contain a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Lionsgate Internship Program offers internship opportunities in many departments. All candidates applying should keep in mind that they may be considered for departments not listed.
Codeblack Films:Codeblack Films interns will gain valuable marketing insight as it relates to social media, digital and field marketing. They will source content for Codeblack’s social media Facebook pages. They will proofread and upload articles and photos for Codeblack report blog. You will attend marketing meetings and provide feedback. You will source images and facts for specialized monthly campaigns. Interns will follow the trade and update the team on current industry events. A candidate that has experience with digital and social media marketing, copy writing skills, and knowledge of giving coverage, is preferred.
Consumer Products - Franchise Management:Interns on the Global Consumer Products team will assist with: creating pitch decks and presentations, conduct market research, creative approval process, tradeshow preparation, work on ad-hoc projects and provide department administrative support. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or interest in Consumer Products, excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word , Outlook), problem solving skills and be a self-starter.
Corporate Communications: Interns will be responsible for collating media coverage on various announcements on a daily basis as well as work closely with other members of the department in drafting writing materials as assigned by supervisor. Other responsibilities include organizing and maintaining department folders and files, coordinating executive photoshoots and updating executive briefing book.
Corporate Development (MBA): The Lionsgate corporate development team is seeking an MBA intern to complete industry and company research as well as build and develop financial models. They will create deal memoranda and presentations pertinent to the deals the team is working on.
Corporate Reporting:The corporate reporting team is seeking an intern to assist with the preparation of 10Q disclosure binder and preparation of government surveys. They will prepare SOX supporting documentation for equity, corporate debt & production loans.
Creative Services Design - Home Entertainment: The creative service design team is seeking an intern to assist art directors, designs and project managers with creation of digital and print assets for Lionsgate’s library of titles. Utilizing existing Key Art files, our intern will translate the art into various VOD platform requirements.The ideal intern should be self-motivated, creative and have a passion for design and work with the mentality of “no job too small.” Highly suggested that interns are present for Tuesday art meetings.
Creative Services A/V - Home Entertainment Marketing: The Creative Services A/V Department is responsible for the creation of trailers and TV spots that are used to promote all of Lionsgate’s titles that are distributed on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD platforms. Intern responsibilities will include general administrative duties, transcribing, DVD duplication and authoring, A/V file conversions, preparing trailer and TV spot submissions for outside approvals, asset trafficking, and maintaining the department’s vault database. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills. Must have strong aspirations to pursue a career in the film industry. Familiarity with various digital A/V formats, both PC and Mac platforms, MS Office, QuickTime, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Avid and Final Cut Pro are preferred.
Digital Studios - Development: The interns in the TV Digital Production department will have the opportunity to complete coverage and assist on various projects. By the end of the semester, interns will have learned a basic understanding of the Lionsgate TV department, how to write good coverage, how to cover a desk, and basic office etiquette. The position requires a reliable, self-motivated hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn. The majority of your time here will be spent reading TV scripts, feature scripts, novels, plays, international formats and writing coverage. We expect our interns to have strong written and verbal communications skills.
Good Universe - Production & Development (Beverly Hills): Good Universe is seeking interns interested in learning more about what it entails to be an assistant in the film industry. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: script coverage, covering desks, cultural reports and ad hoc projects as needed. This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.
Grindstone - Film Development:The primary duties of the development internship with Grindstone will be helping the acquisitions and development teams read and cover scripts. Other tasks include but are not limited to: social media research, marketing presentations, creation of sales planning slides, trailer updates and downloads, and trailer views tracking. Administrative duties to assist in Grindstone’s day to day operation will be assigned as needed. Ideal candidates will have a love of genre films, a positive attitude, and be a self-starter.
Home Entertainment Operations: The Home Entertainment team is seeking an intern that will assist with timeline management of Home Entertainment and Television supply chain initiatives, from varying grantors and distribution libraries, including title re-releases. They will learn and leverage title windows and holdbacks to maximize revenue earned from digital releases. Ideal candidates will adapt quickly to an entrepreneurial business environment they will have a healthy interest in all facets of operational supply chain (packaged & digital). A student seeking an MBA is preferred but not required.
Home Entertainment Publicity: The Home Entertainment Publicity intern will have the opportunity to assist with premiere planning, press breaks and industry/press research. They will be trained on how to distribute press breaks and PR plans as well as help with project-based assignments. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong communication skills.
International Marketing & Publicity: The international marketing team is seeking an intern to review domestic and international daily breaks, update distribution contact sheets, gather materials for marketing strategy documents and support the team at local press events (i.e. premiers, press junkets and press days). They will assist with promotional items and materials, assist the season’s upcoming festival and market preparations as well as various ad hoc administrative tasks and projects. Students with a concentration or interest in marketing and publicity are highly encourage to apply. Interns should be proficient in Excel, Google Docs, Salesforce and Keynote experience is a plus.
Information Technology (IT) – Business Analytics & Data Science: Interns will have the opportunity to foster real world experience in a fast paced, exciting, groundbreaking environment. This intern will support efforts related to business intelligence, data science, data governance, SQL, R & Tableau. The intern will be trained on analytics tools, including Tableau server 9.0, big data technologies and key performance indicators and metrics for the media & entertainment industry. Preferred candidates will be working toward a Masters degree in computer science or engineering, exposure to modern analysis tools and techniques, and a natural interest in architecting solutions to support promotion of Lionsgate films and television products.
Information Technology (IT) – Data Analytics: The Information Technology, Data & Analytics intern will have the opportunity to foster real world experience in a fast paced, exciting, groundbreaking environment. This intern will support efforts related to business intelligence, data science, data governance, SQL, R & Tableau, SAP BW and BOBJ. The intern will be trained on analytics tools, which might include Tableau server 9.0, big data technologies, SAP BI and key performance indicators, metrics and reporting for the media & entertainment industry. Preferred candidates will be working toward a Masters degree in computer science or engineering, exposure to modern analysis tools and techniques, and a natural interest in architecting solutions to support promotion of Lionsgate films and television products.
Information Technology (IT) – Security: The IT Security intern will assist with evaluating, designing, monitoring, administering and/or implementing cyber security systems, policies and processes, and other special projects as designated by the Director of IT Security. Additionally, the intern will provide input on research, analysis and troubleshooting of various security issues. The intern works under direct supervision and performs routine work assignments to support other team members. Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a university program pursuing a bachelor's or advanced degree in Information Security, Information Technology or related degree field. Candidates should have knowledge and/or experience with: ISO 27001, ITIL, Programming/scripting (Java, Bash, Python, PERL, powershell), Vulnerability Scanning, Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Microsoft Active Directory, Anti-Malware solutions, Computer Forensics, Data Loss Prevention, Patch Management, Encryption, Malware Research, Multi Factor Authentication, Strong written and oral communications skills.
Interactive Ventures and Games: Lionsgate’s Interactive Ventures and Games team is looking for a driven and enthusiastic intern. Interactive Ventures & Games is focused on developing quality gaming experiences, adapting pop-culture phenomena’s or video games into engaging film or television experiences, and making strategic investments in gaming or technology companies. We are also deeply involved with building out Lionsgate’s virtual reality business.Applicants must have a strong interest in mobile/tablet/console gaming as well as the film/TV space, be well versed in business development and business strategy, have proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media savviness, attention to detail and an eagerness to learn.
Internal Audit and Compliance: Interns will gain experience in the Internal Audit and Compliance department at a growing entertainment studio. Prospective applicants will be exposed to how the audit department identifies company risks (both financial and IT), what controls are used to address risks and how audit tests the controls as part of the company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance process. Interns will be exposed to many of the departments in the company such as Theatrical, TV Sales, Marketing, Production, Domestic and International Sales, Merchandising, and Business and Legal Affairs. You may be exposed to various modules of the company’s SAP financial system. You will work in a highly motivated, innovative, and resource team environment. You will be challenged to think analytically and hopefully bring a unique perspective to our team. A basic proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) is necessary. Audit, Accounting and Finance students are preferred, but other majors feel free to apply as well.
Legal – Acquisitions & Co-Productions: An internship in the Legal Acquisitions & Co-Productions Department will have a set of duties that will consist of reading and summarizing agreements. Interns will compile information after doing extensive researching. You will also locate agreements, prioritize over a thousand expired & expiring deals. This internship is highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school.
Legal - Games, Location Based Entertainment, Consumer Products & IP Portfolio: Our team is looking for an intern to assist with drafting agreements, reviewing agreements and other local documents and prepare legal analyses of rights and responsibilities, etc. candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required. This internship is highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school.
Legal – Corporate: Our team is looking for a legal intern that will assist with drafting various types of content production and content development agreements for Lionsgate’s digital studio group. Interns will draft various types of promotion, advertising, and vendor agreements for Lionsgate’s marketing group. Ideal candidates will have taken courses in copyright law and trademark law.This internship is highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word, Excel & Outlook.
Legal – Television Business Affairs: Our intern will assist with organizing and filing correspondences from TV networks and various guilds. They will register aired episodes of TV series with the U.S. copyright office. You will read pilot scripts to determine the number of series regulars in the cast and highlight any scenes that could be costly for production. Other responsibilities prepare writing credits for episodes to be sent to the WGA, assist in preparing payments for development writers and rights holders, drop off writer/director episodic deal memos for internal approval and save signed contracts for writers, actors and director in digital files. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school.
Legal – Worldwide Television (WWTV) & Digital Distribution:Our intern will assist with agreement and amendment drafting, legal research, clip and still agreements, dubbing agreements, and corporate compliance. Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required. This internship is highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school.
Legal - Corporate Development & Finance: Interns will assist with updating and maintaining copyright databases. Responsibilities will include drafting production loan documents, purchase agreements and other needed agreements. This internship is highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word, Excel & Outlook.
Legal – Rights Management:Legal interns in this department will assist the Rights Management team with a variety of tasks including: analysis and abstracting of feature output, library and acquisition agreements; reviewing television co-financing, co-production and license agreements; and assisting with preliminary research into location-based, video game and merchandising rights availability with respect to both current and library properties. Additionally, legal interns will provide support by fielding rights inquiries from various departments including feature acquisitions, television development and sales. All students must be in their 2L or 3L year at the time of the internship and must have taken Copyright Law and Corporations/Business Associations. Previous entertainment industry Legal/Business Affairs experience is preferred. Candidates should be interested in entertainment law as a profession.
Legal – Unscripted TV:The Intern will be responsible for helping out in various aspects of the Business & Legal Affairs Unscripted Department which include reviewing, redlining and/or drafting various development and production agreements (e.g. production services agreements, talent agreements, producer agreements, clearance agreements), creating and updating contract deal summaries, reviewing contracts for legal rights, legal research, and drafting of legal memoranda. The intern will gain exposure to the creative, business & legal aspects of the unscripted television industry. Because this internship is so highly specialized, candidates must currently be enrolled in a law school, have excellent communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office namely Word and Excel. Previous experience in the entertainment industry is a plus but is not required.
Legal – Tax:Legal Tax interns will research tax treaties and articles, review and summarize applicable law, as well as perform analysis on regulations, tax credit, rulings, forms and instructions. They will apply researched law to transactions and provide comments on service agreements/tax withholding requirements. Other responsibilities will include assisting in updating developments in international tax summary and revising tax provisions. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school.
Motion Picture Group – Acquisitions & Co-Productions: An internship in the Lionsgate Acquisitions Department will have a set of duties that will consist of reading and evaluating scripts as well as DVD screeners through writing coverage. The internship also includes various administrative duties that would familiarize students with day-to-day studio operations. On occasion, interns will get the unique opportunity to act as test audience participants to gauge reception toward a new film. Lastly, it should be noted that this is a writing-intensive internship that requires diligent and hardworking students who are ready to learn.
Motion Picture Group - Physical Production:The Motion Picture Production Intern will support our production team and will become an integral part of our group by tracking production data of Lionsgate projects, breaking down scripts, researching potential shooting locations, and assist in daily tasks as needed. This is a unique opportunity to learn the various aspects of the film industry and be involved in active productions at the company. This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.
Motion Picture Group - Production & Development:The Motion Picture Production & Development department is seeking a few interns interested in learning more about what it entails to be an assistant in the film industry. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: script coverage, covering desks, various administrative tasks for the department. There may be minimal errand running. This position requires a professional, self-motivated, hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn.
Motion Picture Group (MPG) - Theatrical Marketing, Finance:The Theatrical Marketing, Finance team handles all of the domestic marketing budgets and billing for Lionsgate’s theatrical releases. Internship tasks include invoicing, records maintenance, various day-to-day projects and clerical responsibilities. An ideal candidate is Skilled in Excel, organized, eager to learn and has an interest in marketing/media.
Motion Picture Group (MPG) - Theatrical Marketing, Media:The media team handles all advertising across Television, Radio and Out-Of-Home for Lionsgate’s theatrical releases by planning and implementing strategic marketing campaigns across multiple platforms. Internship tasks include film franchise and competitive title research, campaign calendar maintenance and organization, various day-to-day projects and administrative tasks. An ideal candidate is skilled in Excel, organized, is eager to learn and has an interest in marketing/media.
Motion Picture Group - Theatrical Publicity:The Lionsgate theatrical national & field publicity teams work closely together in all publicity initiatives across the U.S. and handle all talent relations. The intern’s daily tasks are extremely varied and include but aren’t limited to: compiling daily film breaks, managing press lists, editing press notes, building talent schedules, researching creative projects, in addition to some basic administrative tasks. The intern will help the team plan and execute major events such as genre conventions, film festivals, film premieres, special screenings and press junkets/press days. An ideal candidate is an organized individual with a passion for film, strong writing skills and a proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Pantelion Films - Digital Marketing:Pantelion Films is the leading distributor of Spanish Language films serving the US Hispanic market. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in digital marketing and social media. Interns will be offered the opportunity to work on exciting theatrical film campaigns for our upcoming films including the highly anticipated “Overboard” remake staring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. Interns will gain hand-on experience working in the field of digital marketing, advertising and paid media. Intern will be collaborating closely with the Senior Digital Marketing Manager as well as publicity team.The ideal candidate will must be passionate about social media, demonstrate social media skills: copywriting, photo editing, video editing. They will be knowledgeable digital/social platforms and analytics. The candidate will also be familiar with Hispanic talent and media outlets. The ability to be fully fluent in Spanish – written and spoken is a requirement.
Pantelion Films - Production & Development: Pantelion is seeking an intern who will be assist with script reading and providing detailed coverage. They will also help with development analysis and assistance in departmental organization. Proficiency in Spanish language is preferred but not required.
Pantelion Films - Publicity:Pantelion Films is seeking an intern interested in pursuing an internship within publicity and marketing. Pantelion Films is the leading distributor of Spanish Language films serving the US Hispanic market. We are looking to build bigger innovative digital campaigns to reach our audience and we’re looking for assertive, energetic and creative people to join our Pantelion team. Our intern will be offered the opportunity to work on exciting theatrical film campaigns for our upcoming films. They will gain hand-on experience working in the field publicity. This intern will be collaborating closely with the Director and Coordinator of Publicity.
Pop - Consumer Marketing - Digital & Social (Playa Vista, CA):The Digital & Social marketing intern will be responsible for generating and posting content to poptv.com and various social media outlets. Responsibilities also include puling and compiling analytics, updating content calendars, performing competitive analysis and collaborating with other departments on larger campaign initiatives.
Pop - Program Planning & Scheduling (NEW YORK CITY): Within our department, Interns will learn how a cable network is scheduled by utilizing ratings and researching competitive data and assisting in the data entry within the scheduling database. In addition, interns will also update departmental documentation, create themed programming and assist with general administrative tasks. Ideal candidates should have a passion for television, attention to detail and social media savvy. Proficiency in Excel and internet based research a must.
Tax - Compliance:The Tax Department internship will expose the candidate to several major areas of tax services for an SEC registrant company including: 1) accounting for the entertainment industry, 2) financial reporting for income taxes and 3) tax return preparation for federal, state and local filings. Assigned work requires heavy attention to detail and exceptionally strong communication and organization skills Responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation of period local tax filings, basic federal and state income tax returns, sales and use tax returns, and other compliance issues. The intern will be required to assist tracking filing deadlines; prepare supporting calculations in Excel; write response letters to certain state and government offices. Candidates must be a current student and have high interest in pursuing certification for public accounting (“CPA”).
Television – Physical Production: Lionsgate TV is looking for an intern to support the Physical Production team. Applicant must have a strong interest in scripted television and producing. Primary responsibilities will be tracking and cataloging resumes and credits for Below the Line crew members, managing the storage and tracking of production assets, and conducting online research for pre-production.
Television – Production & Development: The interns in the TV Production department will have the opportunity to complete coverage, assist on various projects, and shadow executives. By the end of the semester, interns will have learned a basic understanding of the Lionsgate TV department, how to write good coverage, how to cover a desk, and basic office etiquette. The position requires a reliable, self-motivated hardworking individual with a great attitude and desire to learn. The majority of your time here will be spent reading TV scripts, feature scripts, novels, plays, international formats and writing coverage. We expect our interns to have strong written and verbal communications skills.
Theatrical Marketing – AV Creative: The Lionsgate theatrical marketing (A/V Creative) intern will support the marketing efforts for Lionsgate. Responsibilities will include creating watermarked files in Final Cut Pro & Compressor, A/V file conversions, preparing trailer and TV spot submissions for external approvals, editing the department budget, assisting on various ad hoc administrative duties and learning the intricacies of marketing a film while observing the creative process of trailer and TV spot creation.
Unscripted TV Development: The Unscripted TV team is seeking an intern to research new ideas, update the development grid and attend development meetings. This intern will work alongside the development team to expand current ideas by researching potential talent, locations and formats. Other ad hoc projects will be assigned as needed. We expect our interns to have strong written and verbal communications skills.
Worldwide Television (WWTV) – Creative Services: The Worldwide Television Marketing Department is looking for organized and detail-oriented interns interested in working with our team to promote the global sale and launch of shows like THE ROYALS, NASHVILLE & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK on multiple broadcast networks and digital platforms. Interns will help provide client support and assist the department with processing of video and photography assets (download, QC, label and organize, upload to distributing site) creating sales presentations and developing global marketing creative. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in the creative services side of marketing and pursuing a marketing, communications, or design degree and have a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps and Microsoft Office. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must.
Worldwide Television (WWTV) – Digital Distribution: Our department is currently seeking forward thinking students that are able to thrive in dynamic environments. Interns will help our licensing and digital teams with pitch decks, quality control (QC), sales planning and meeting notes. Ideal candidates will have strong Excel skills, excellent communication skills and great attention to detail.
Worldwide Television (WWTV) – Marketing: Our department is seeking an intern who will assist the marketing team in creating sales materials for slate of TV shows, research information on TV and theatrical titles, build presentations for sales team. He/she will be responsible for writing social media posts and formulating social media strategies for Lionsgate TV. Strong verbal, social media savviness, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office- specifically Excel & Outlook.