Winter/Spring 2014 Entertainment Law Internship at Boston Based Entertainment Law OfficeBookmark This
Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett & Associates and FilmPro Finance
Thorndike Street & Commonwealth Avenue
DescriptionName and Address of Employer:
FilmPro Finance and Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett
292 Newbury Street #463
Boston, MA 02115 USA
(job takes place at a home office in Brookline (near Commonwealth Ave. off the B Line)
Contact Person/Telephone Number:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dates & Hours: Commences January 5, 2015 and goes to May 2, 2015. Must dedicate 15 hours/week, preferably over two days to be determined with Company based on student's class schedule. Only full time matriculated law students are considered for the position.
ResponsibilitiesInternships for Law Students will be focused on drafting contracts and corporate work and film production deals primarily for the entertainment industry (film, television, music). They will also learn how to create retainer agreements and invoices for clients. Production legal work is a mainstay of our practice and all students will have a chance to participate, interacting with film industry and music clients regularly. Strong writing, drafting, researching and attention to detail is a must.
Hours: During the semester, when a student enrolled in classes, 15 hours are required, which may be divided into 2 or 3 days as the student's schedule allows. If a student is also getting credit for participating, all paperwork must be completed prior to beginning the internship by that student, and the hours required by the school must be fulfilled (if more than 15 hours, e.g., at B.C.).
Students from all different backgrounds and levels of experience will be considered for the position. Students who are interested should submit the following by e-mail attachment or hard copies by mail to for the firm to review:
Resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample.
Pay: There are no paid internships at the firm, but the firm will work with all students and their schools to obtain credit wherever possible. 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.