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Distribution Internship (MBA students)


Distribution Internship (Fall semester 2020, Remote):
Company Description:
FilmNation Entertainment is a leading distributor, financier and producer of independent films and is a destination for many of the world's most renowned filmmakers including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Jonathan Glazer, Sofia Coppola, Jeff Nichols, J.C. Chandor, Rian Johnson, Anton Corbijn, Lenny Abrahamson, Denis Villeneuve, and Dan Fogelman. Founded in 2008 by veteran film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation has established itself as a home for specialty filmmaking with global appeal by focusing on a highly selective group of filmmakers and projects that emphasize both creative integrity and commercial potential. FilmNation is consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing independent international film distributors. The company has become a prolific and respected producer, and its titles are amongst the most critically lauded in the film industry. FilmNation has more than 40 Academy Award® nominations and eight wins since its inception.
FilmNation’s current slate showcases the work of many of today’s most exciting filmmakers including the ongoing and upcoming releases of: Armando Iannucci's THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, and Emerald Fennell's PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN starring Carey Mulligan.
In April of 2018, FilmNation negotiated $120 million in additional capital through a revolving multi-bank credit facility agented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by Union Bank. The move greatly expands FilmNation's financial capabilities, giving the company increased capital to continue investing in its own content and further the strategic initiative of being a one-stop destination for the world's best storytellers, all while aggressively building its rapidly growing television efforts and other strategic investments. In recent years, FilmNation has produced and financed: Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award® winning ARRIVAL starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner; John Lee Hancock’s THE FOUNDER starring Michael Keaton; Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola ; GIFTED starring Chris Evans; and Michael Showalter’s critically acclaimed indie box office hit THE BIG SICK starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.
More detailed information about the company and our list of titles is available at

Job Description:
MBA level Distribution Internship positions are available for the fall semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the internship will be remote via the Zoom platform. Every effort will be made to simulate an in-person internship as much as possible.
Highly motivated interns will gain hands-on experience in the film industry and have the opportunity to learn about the distribution of films at all stages of a film’s lifecycle through a variety of tasks, including:

·    Analyzing international distribution release plans and marketing budgets alongside our Distribution team
·     Evaluating worldwide box office trends by analyzing data and preparing reports for producers and FilmNation executives
·     Conducting deal analysis, analyzing royalty statements and coordinating with international distributors to forecast ancillary revenue
·     Developing strategic recommendations and presenting to FilmNation management. Examples of previous projects include the economics of Video On Demand, TV production strategy and social media marketing.

The position also offers the opportunity to engage in the company’s creative process, including the reading of scripts and sharing commentary in weekly company-wide meetings.

Interns will be educated about the production, sales and financing of independent films and will also have the chance to participate in other projects with the Business Development and Strategy team.

·     Passion for Film and the Entertainment Industry
·     Strong and confident communication and writing skills
·     Proficient knowledge of MS Excel and Mac OS
·     Strong organizational, detail-oriented skills with a proactive attitude

We are looking for individuals who can commit to working for two full days per week. Hours at 9:30am-6:30pm. Ability to earn academic credit for the internship is a necessity. Please note all hours and dates can be flexible.
If interested, please send your resume, cover letter and availability to Leon Shen at

FilmNation is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.