Summer Intern - Television Development
Ish EntertainmentRemote, US
Part Time Unpaid Internship
Ish Entertainment is seeking interns to work REMOTELY for 2-3 days a week. We develop and produce non-scripted television, feature-length documentaries, and digital content.
Primary responsibility of our interns will be to assist in the development of projects, support the production staff, and help with pre-production responsibilities. Our interns may also be asked to assist the post production department.
The internship will also provide a lesson plan (classes bi-weekly) for all interns that will cover all aspects of television production for both scripted and unscripted projects, from development to production to post-production. The curriculum will include lectures from guests and internal discussions, culminating with the intern pitching an original idea to the CEO and Vice President of Development at Ish.
We ask that our interns be bright, organized, motivated, professional, have a passion for film and television, and a willingness to learn. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Adobe Creative Suites, are not required but helpful. The purpose of this internship is NOT for our interns to provide free labor and fetch coffee. Instead, we are committed to having our interns learn about the entertainment industry and receiving the tools and knowledge that will help find employment in the future.
Applicants are REQUIRED to obtain school credit for this internship.
Ish Entertainment is a full-service production company developing and producing premium documentary and non-scripted series and films and scripted television. It has delivered projects to a wide variety of networks and platforms, including HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, Comedy Central, Lifetime, VH1, WE, MTV, Logo, Sundance, Oxygen, Freeform and many more. Multi-Emmy award-winning founder and CEO Michael Hirschorn is the former head of programming at VH1, where he doubled ratings and tripled revenue for the network, while also launching a documentary skein that produced dozens of award-winning projects. Recent and current projects include ''Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections'' (currently streaming on HBO), was lauded by Time Magazine as an ''unnervingly persuasive documentary [that shows] just how fragile our democracy really is.'' The documentary ''Gringo,'' which premiered at Toronto before airing on Showtime, the series ''This Week at the Comedy Cellar'' for Comedy Central, the scripted series ''Money and Violence'' with Lionsgate, a multipart documentary series on the return of a priceless artifact to Iran with Blumhouse, and a documentary on a dying space architect's efforts to develop a blueprint to save planet earth.
There's no ''average'' day for us as a business and so, there isn't an ''average'' day for our interns either. Interns can expect to do a lot of research for existing show ideas, brainstorm new ones, help with production paperwork, assist on set, provide coverage for scripts, provide feedback for cuts of shows, etc.
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