Friday, December 20, 2013

The Best Hollywood Internships: Development Part 1

Ahh...Development. The world where assistants, executives, writers, agents, and (unpaid) interns try and collaborate to create the building blocks for a film or TV series that 85% of the time never gets made.

These internships are often the most difficult and the most common. The knowledge you gain about the entertainment industry is invaluable providing you can make it through the endless coffee runs, insane supervisors, and picking up packages during rush hour in Santa Monica.

Here are the best of the best of the industry (and they're PAID)....


ABC
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average $15/hour
Location: Burbank, CA- Disney Studio Lot
Notoriety: 10/10
Competitive Ranking: 10/10 (Summer), 8/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks: Disneyland Admission, Part of the Walt Disney Company
Application Process: Apply on Disney Careers.com (3-4 Months Before Start), Phone Interview with Disney Casting, Video Interview or In-Person Interview, Phone Call from Casting with Offer, New Hire Paperwork Online+ Background Check

NBCUniversal
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average Unknown
Location: Universal City, CA - Universal Studios Lot / New York, NY
Notoriety: 10/10
Competitive Ranking: 10/10 (Summer), 9/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks: On a very busy studio lot= productions + celebrities
Application Process: Apply on NBCUniversal Careers.com, Email to take a Recorded Web Interview, Email that Resume has been forwarded, Phone Interview, Email Offer, New Hire Paperwork

CBS
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average Unknown
Location: Studio City or Santa Monica, CA- CBS Studios/ New York, NY
Notoriety: 10/10
Competitive Ranking: 9/10 (Summer), 8/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks: Top Network
Application Process: Apply on CBS.com, Unknown

Viacom (Home of Nick, MTV, Comedy Central, ect.)
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average $10
Location: Santa Monica, CA/ Burbank, CA/ New York, NY
Notoriety: 9/10
Competitive Ranking: 9/10 (Summer), 9/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks: Very diverse programming opportunities
Application Process: Apply on Viacom Careers or sometimes on Entertainment Careers, Email, In-person interview, Phone call offer

Sony
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average Unknown
Location: Culver City, CA/ New York, NY
Notoriety: 8/10
Competitive Ranking: 9/10 (Summer), 9/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks: Very specific placement of Interns. Comedy/Drama development.
Application Process: Apply on SCA.com, Unknown

Fox
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average $11

Location: LA, CA
Notoriety: 9/10
Competitive Ranking: 8/10 (Summer), 7/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks:A major network.
Application Process: Apply in one posting on Fox Careers, Unknown

TimeWarner (HBO, CNN, Turner)
Unpaid/ Paid: Paid, Average Unknown

Location: Santa Monica, CA/ New York, NY
Notoriety: 9/10
Competitive Ranking: 9/10 (Summer), 8/10 (Fall/Spring)
Perks:Very notable and respected in the industry.
Application Process: Apply at Time Warner, Unknown

Unpaid (with a good intern track record and educational setting):
New Regency (Notability: 7/10)
Blacklight  (Notability: 5/10)
 Circle of Confusion (Notability: 5/10)
Dreamworks (Notability: 8/10)
 Paramount (Notability: 6/10)

If you have had a great internship, comment or email hollywoodinterndiaries@gmail.com.


Looking for an internship?
Entertainment Careers- Industry standard site. However, bad internships are not vetted. 
The Hollywood Temp Diaries: Industry job list. Scroll to the bottom for internships. Bad internships are not vetted.







 

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