Film/Media Internship at Boston Based Entertainment Law Office

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Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett & Associates and FilmPro Finance
304 Newbury Street #463
Boston, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Name and Address of Employer: 
FilmPro Finance and Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett
304 Newbury Street #463 
Boston, MA 02115 USA 
 
Contact Person/Telephone Number:
Vinca Jarrett
617-277-6772
intern@filmprofinance.com or intern@vincajarrett.com

Description of Vinca Jarrett and the Companies:

Vinca L. Jarrett, Esq. is an entertainment lawyer and president of FilmPro Finance, a financial consulting service for investors and producers for funding one-off films and building film slates.  She has worked on many slate financing deals with banks and investment banks including CIBC, West LB, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and ICB to introduce financiers to top tiered producers with A-list packaged projects for slate financing. Her top tiered clients have included Cosmic Entertainment, APG, Icon, Focus Films and the producers of Catch Me if You Can and I Robot. Filmpro has served as the holding company for financing distribution of films that include DIE HARD 4, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, and ALIENS VS. PREDATORS.  Other film projects include PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and is directed by Bruce Beresford starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keneer and Elizabeth Olsen; LIBERAL ARTS starring Zac Efron and Elizabeth Olsen, THE PERFECT GAME directed by William Dear, starring Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin and Moises Arias, released theatrically in April 2010 and on VOD and DVD in summer 2011, THE FOURTH KIND starring Milla Jovovich and Will Patton, which released in Fall 2009 and surpassed $50M in worldwide profits; the micro independent YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN VIOLENT released straight to video in 2010; DISAPPEARANCES directed by indie veteran Jay Craven starring Kris Kristofferson and Luis Guzman in 2007; THE CAVERN, a horror feature released by Sony Pictures in 2006; THE STRANGLER’S WIFE, a Roger Corman film distributed worldwide in 2003; and THE RISING PLACE starring Frances Fischer, Frances Sternhagen, Tess Harper, Gary Cole and Liam Aiken in 2001. Please see www.filmprofinance.com and www.vincajarrett.com for more information.

Description of Position:
We are currently looking for candidates for the Fall 2013 and 2014 Cannes Film Festival Internship Program. All students that wish to be considered for Cannes 2014 must combine the internship with either the Winter/Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 internship programs in order to qualify for school credit. Internships are unpaid, but students get invaluable experience in the entertainment business. Students that require credit for internships must apply for credit and get application information prior to applying. There is a fee for attending Cannes.

Responsibilities

Fall 2013, Winter/Spring 2014 or Summer Semester 2014 Internship
Undergraduate Students will be
- Reading and Analyzing Screenplays
- Preparing One Sheet, Business Proposals and Proposing Casting
- Preparing Office for Film Festivals
- Scheduling Meetings and Communicating Regularly with Clients
- Drafting Invoices and maintaining accounting records
- Creating Newsletters and Event Invitations
- Researching Industry Data
- All students will need strong writing and organizational skills, as well as experience with computers (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Hours: Fall/Winter Term interns must commit to work 10-hours/per week (which must be completed in two (2) days, and will begin working the week of August 26th and end the second week of December. Winter begins the week of January 7th and ends the last week of April in order to allow time to prepare for our Cannes departure, as well as taking exams. During Cannes, all students are full time, and all Cannes attendees will need to dedicate 20 hours during the 30 days prior to departure. Summer, interns work full time Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, and will begin working the week of June 3 and end the 2nd week of August.
In addition to these internships there are also opportunities to attend film festivals with the company. I am providing a description of the Cannes Internship, which has been ongoing for more than a decade. We are also starting internships for TIFF, Sundance and Berlinale, the time and fees for which are still being set out, but which will be less in both regards than Cannes as noted below.
Cannes Film Festival:
Dates: The tentative film festival dates are currently May 12th- 22th. If you have exams during the beginning of this period, you may request special permission to arrive or depart on a different date within the allotted time. Most schools allow you to take exams prior to leaving for Cannes or after your return. We are happy to provide the school with any information to accommodate you.
Description: Students who attend the Cannes Film Festival will gain invaluable experience in the entertainment business in the following ways:
- Managing meeting schedules: Setting up and scheduling meeting times and locations
- Organizing various social events with existing and prospective clients
- Acquiring invitations to attend various networking events and parties with the company
- Meetings with industry professionals
- Acquiring tickets and attending red carpet and movie screenings
- Identifying and recruiting prospective clients
- Taking potential client meetings, explaining FilmPro’s services and evaluating clients’ projects
- Attending important client meetings on current projects
- Attend Films Screenings

Requirements

Qualifications Desired:  Students from all different backgrounds and levels of experience will be considered for the position, although a preference is always given to students primarily interested in working in the entertainment business.  Both undergraduate and law students have participated in both the Cannes and Winter/Fall and Summer Internships. 
 
Application Process:  All candidates who are interested in applying should submit the following material by e-mail attachment or hard copies by mail to for the firm to review:
 
- Resume
- Cover Letter describing why you wish to participate in the internship
- Three References including names, title, phone, email and position you held for each reference (up to one can be a professor).
 
Hours:  During Cannes, all students are full time, and all Cannes attendees will need to dedicate 20 hours during the 30 days prior to departure.  Winter/Fall Term interns shall work 10 hours/per week (which must be completed in two (2) days, and will begin working the week of January 7 and end the last week of April in order to allow time to prepare for our Cannes departure, as well as taking exams.  Summer, interns work full time Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, and will begin working the week of June 3 and end the 2nd week of August.
 
Pay:  There are no paid internships at FilmPro Finance and the Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett.  Forms for credit programs and permission to participate from your school must be obtained prior to interviewing, and students should be prepared to disclose fully the rules and oversight required by the firm to maintain the credit program, including the name and number of any supervisor for the internship program for that student.

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