Summer Intern - Literary Development
Pragmatic PicturesNew York, NY
Part Time Unpaid Internship
The summer intern position will be 100% remote this year and all interviewing/onboarding will also be conducted remotely.
We are looking for a part time Literary Development Intern receiving course credit through an accredited university for the summer semester. The internship will run June-August 2020 and the successful candidate will work remotely two days a week, 11am-6:30pm EDT. Current graduate or undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Interest in--and some familiarity with--the publishing and film/TV industries are extremely helpful. The successful candidate will work alongside our Development Assistant and have the opportunity to see how film, TV and other creative projects are identified, packaged and ultimately brought to audiences. Duties of the role include:
- Reading book manuscripts and writing coverage
- Researching and reporting on articles and stories
- Researching authors/books, as well as publishing, film/TV and other relevant news
- Helping Development Assistant with preparing daily tracking reports
- Providing general administrative support
Unpaid/Course Credit Only
Pragmatic is a film and television literary consultancy advising content creators and artists in the identification, curation, acquisition and development of books and other literary material for adaptation across a variety of platforms. Founded by Mac Hawkins, our clients include Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated producers and filmmakers of commercially successful and culturally significant films and series. The company works within and beyond the traditional book scouting model and acts as an extension of clients' development and production teams in a proactive, curated and producorial way, and we have a handful of our own projects in development.
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