23 days ago
MaximoTV is looking for red carpet reporters, camera operators, and production assistants for red carpet events in Los Angeles starting in mid-January 2024 until the end of summer (3-month minimum). If you are a journalism student and wish to work in the fields of entertainment, media, TV, etc., then this hands-on internship opportunity might be perfect for you to master your skills.
1. Red Carpet Reporter
2. Camera Operator
3. Production Assistant
This internship is unpaid.
This internship is in-person.
This internship is hands-on.
This internship is in Los Angeles.
3-month commitment (6-month max)
School credits (optional)
International interns are welcome.
Networking at events
Footage for your reel
Required graduation year
2022 - 2027
Number of positions available
1. Have a car (very important).
2. Be available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m-ish., 2-3 days per week. Days will depend on events. Some weeks are slow or too busy, so be prepared for it. Some events are late in the night.
3. Have a strong devotion to entertainment, celebrities (TV and films), music, and fashion.
4. Reside in the Los Angeles area.
5. Reliable, eager to learn, a good listener, and a great team player
1. Reporters will do both camera operations and conduct interviews at red carpet events. (One reporter will do the camera, and the other reporter will do interviews, and vice versa.) (crew of 2). The reporter might not be on camera.
2. Reporters will produce, write, film, and edit their own red carpet interviews and also produce 1-minute story pieces with voiceover or without for social media use.
3. Reporters will be using an iPhone or something similar to conduct vertical interviews at some red carpets.
4. Interns will be trained and supervised at all times.
Notes on red carpet events to give you an idea of what to expect:
-Interns will be covering red carpet events, but on bigger A-list events, it will depend on credential approvals.
-Red carpet events are either invited or requested. You are either approved or denied (you can be denied even when invited). If approved, you usually get 1, 2, or 3 credentials, so the internship will depend on event approvals.
-Red carpets usually last 30 minutes to an hour when the carpet opens; they're fast-paced. Media check-in is 30 minutes or one hour earlier.
-Not every celebrity stops for interviews, especially A-listers. If so, it might be just 1-2 questions.
-Celebrities usually don't come to you to be interviewed unless you are with E!, Extra, or ET. You always need to hustle. Always be ready to improvise. Red carpets are unpredictable. Space is always tight.
-In interviews, ask unique, right-to-the point questions. No stuttering. Avoid interruptions. Don't talk about you. Do not be too intrusive with your questions. Always get something newsworthy out of every interview. Time your interviews—not too short or too long; other reporters are waiting to interview too.
-Today many talent walk the red carpet, 20–60+, so be ready to improvise on interviews with talent you didn't prepare before the event.-Often you will see the same talent you interviewed before so be ready to interview them once again and so on.
-Do not bring friends or family to red carpets. LA traffic is crazy; always leave early. Plenty of free parking, but hard to find sometimes. Sometimes events will validate parking.
-After the pandemic, media space on the red carpet is limited.
-Interviews for this internship are in-person at a Hollywood location if you are currently in Los Angeles.
-I might do interviews using WhatsApp or FaceTime only if you are outside Los Angeles.
-Please send me as much information about you as possible for consideration (an updated resume (pdf), reel (if any), links to recent work, social links, etc.).
-Make sure you include your current e-mail and phone number.
-Editing is done on FCPX or Adobe Premiere.
-4k 60p fillming
-Monopods and handheld
-News style shooting
***NEW YORK reporters/interns ONLY***
-If you live in NYC and want to do reporting there, then please let me know.
-You will need to have your own cameraperson.
-I can send you to events there when available.
Skills you'll need for this internship
Skills you'll learn in this internship
provided by employer
How will you be compensated for this role?
Benefits for this internship
provided by employer
What happens after you send in your application?
MaximoTV is actively interviewing now. Due to the volume of applications, MaximoTV has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.
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