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CINEMALAD PRODUCTIONS, based in Sierra Madre, CA, is offering ongoing internships to assist in the making of a feature length documentary now in production.

AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART presents the first in-depth profile of legendary illustrator Richard Amsel (1947-1985), detailing the artist’s remarkable body of work while chronicling an enigmatic life marked with family heartbreak, celebrity friendships, financial hardships, creative genius, and a tragic end at the age of thirty-seven from AIDS.

Amsel remains a titanic figure within the realm of entertainment art, with work ranging from celebrated movie posters (including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sting, The Dark Crystal, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome), to iconic album and concert posters (including famous portraits of Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand), to magazine covers – including 37 covers for TV Guide. Yet while the Amsel’s illustrations remain extremely popular, little has ever been revealed about the man himself.

Now in production, the film will include extensive interviews with Amsel’s friends, celebrities, and colleagues, and will offer a new appreciation of the artist’s work. The documentary will also examine Amsel’s time within New York’s gay culture in the ‘70s, the onslaught of AIDS in the ‘80s, the aftermath of Amsel’s death, and his enduring creative legacy to generations of artists and moviegoers.

More information on the project can be found at

This is an ideal opportunity for those seeking to gain experience in documentary filmmaking, and anyone who has a passion for art and illustration.

Please note: The documentary’s subject matter contains content that may be objectionable to certain individuals. Issues involving the gay rights movement, gay lifestyles, drug use, and AIDS will be discussed. Some interviews contain adult language and themes.


We’re seeking an intern to assist with the nitty-gritty of historical archive research and documentation. This documentary will not only focus on movie poster art, but will include video and news footage of New York and Los Angeles from the late 1960s through mid 1980s – including the gay rights movement, homophobia, the Reagan era, and the tragic rise of the AIDS pandemic.

Duties will include extensive research into news footage and period photos, as well as stock location footage -- all while being mindful of potential licensing fees vs. royalty free content. Additional duties include collecting, transcribing, and logging research footage, keeping in mind creative possibilities of such material for use within the film.

Strong communication and writing skills are preferred, along with thoroughness towards research, and creative thinking.

This opportunity will allow a candidate to work independently on their own schedule and initiative, off-site and without the need for travel. Instructions and guidance can be conducted via Skype/phone conferences in lieu of in-person meetings, if necessary. There will be considerable direct communication with the film’s director and producers, however.


Requirements: Computer & internet access, telephone and/or Skype account, strong research and communication skills.

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