Intern - Distribution
Utopia MediaRemote, US
Part Time Unpaid Internship
Utopia is seeking an intern eager to develop experience in the independent film industry. The intern will assist the sales team with various day-to-day tasks and directly support global licensing opportunities for films' various windows.
Update and research buyer contacts for domestic and international sales.
Assist with drafting pitch materials and sales copy.
Assist with assembling catalog title avails.
Assist with market prep.
Assist with buyer outreach process.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop (Illustrator and/or InDesign a plus)
Well-versed in latest industry trends and news
Reliable self-starter with great organization and communication skills
Familiarity with Zoom and Microsoft Office Suite
Internship term: September 23 - December 8 (Flexible)
Weekly Time Commitment: 2-4 days a week, depending on intern availability
Co-founded by filmmaker Robert Schwartzman in 2018, Utopia is a film distribution and sales company that specializes in bold and daring independent cinema. With a hands-on approach to creative risk-taking, Utopia builds tailor-made releases that champion each film's audience and the voices behind them. Recent Utopia titles include the TIFF breakout comedy Shiva Baby by Emma Seligman; The Ross Brothers' Sundance 2020 selection Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets; Academy Award Winner Errol Morris' American Dharma; Annabelle Attanasio's Cannes breakout Mickey and the Bear, starring Camila Morrone; and, the 4K restoration of Hal Needham's 1986 cult-classic, RAD. Upcoming releases include Gaspar Noe's sixth feature and Cannes 2021 selection Vortex, the Sundance and New Directors/New Films 2021 selections El Planeta and We're All Going To The World's Fair; Dasha Nekrasova's Berlinale premiere The Scary of Sixty-First in partnership with Shudder and the Dash Snow documentary Moments Like This Never Last from Cheryl Dunn and Vice Studios.
Utopia has since launched Utopia Originals, a division dedicated to the development, packaging, and sales of original film and television content. Its most recently announced project is in partnership with Norman Reedus' bigbaldhead Productions And Shout! Studios for a 'Sorority House Massacre' TV Series, based off of the cult classic of the same name.
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