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Time Sensitive Call for Interns: Torchlight Program Spring 2017 Drop/Add Week

Published January 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Internships in the Motion Picture Industry

Social Media Marketing

The Torchlight Program


Interviews Begin Monday January 9th  – Thursday January 12th.

Interviews Continue Drop Add Week Monday January 9th  – 13th, 2017

The spring internship semester runs from January 9th through May 1st,2017.

Please take a moment to call or write for an appointment for an in person or telephone interview.


All FSU students are welcome to join this opportunity as a member of the feature length motion picture marketing internship team available through The College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program for the spring semester, 2017.  This program has grown to be recognized nationally for its work in bridging education with industry.

The Torchlight Program is currently recruiting a select group of students to join their team to directly assist Paul Cohen in his independent motion picture marketing company, which consults with a variety of producer, director and distribution clients in the motion picture industry while marketing their fall releases throughout the country. Successful applicants will participate in regularly scheduled marketing calls with industry executives regarding their films.

Mr. Cohen will be conducting interviews daily Monday-Thursday 1p.m. – 7p.m. during the first week of this spring session (drop/add week).

This spring, Cohen anticipates marketing approximately 8-10 new independent motion picture feature films. The new title lineup for the semester will include a number of films that premiered at prominent film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Hamptons Int. FF, and Festival de Cannes, among many others.

Once you receive this advisory please contact them directly to reserve a position by taking a moment to call or email toschedule a personal interview as soon as your schedule permits. Be sure to include your mobile number and email contacts.



Gayle Gari / Administrative Assistant


Mobile: 845.300.0268


Paul Cohen / Executive Director


Phone: 646.244.5598


Selected interns will screen films before they are released to the public and work on social media marketing of a number of new feature length motion picture releases as well as engage in other film industry opportunities, such as film festival development (Gasparilla International Film Festival) and screenings (Opening Nights Performing Arts Festival) during this upcoming semester.

REQUIREMENTS For the Internship:

Accepted interns must provide each of the following.

1. A laptop is required for the internship

2. Transportation to and from the Torchlight Center. (Directions are at the bottom of this email). The Torchlight Center is located approximately 10 miles from the center of Campus just off of Tennessee St. (90 W)

3. A minimum of 12 hours per week to devote to the internship, with hour commitment accommodations possible and discussed during the interview.

4. Students must be enrolled as an FSU undergraduate or graduate student during the duration of the internship.

5. A minimum GPA of 3.0  (and/or “a compelling reason why you want this internship”).

This is a non-paying internship, however course credit for this internship is available through your department in most instances and can be arranged through your academic adviser.

The INTERVIEW Process:

Please take this opportunity to call or email to set up a personal interview to secure a spot in the internship. Cohen is interviewing daily during the first week of the spring session, from 1p.m. until 7p.m. All personal interviews will take place at the Torchlight Center, located at 387 Commerce Boulevard, Midway, Florida 32343.   Driving directions are in the paragraphs below.  The Center is approximately 10 miles from campus (90W, Tennessee St., to Commerce Blvd., or take I-10 to Exit 192).

DIRECTIONS to the Torchlight Center: From campus take 90 W to Commerce Blvd in Midway (Gadsden County), which is at the stoplight just after passing under I-10. Turn hard right (almost a U-turn) onto Commerce Blvd and stay right as you proceed around a winding road.  After you pass the two new motels on your left, you will see a blue-grey art deco building as you wind past the trees also on the left side of the road. Pull into the driveway and park in the upper-left parking lot.  Take walkway to glass doors located on the north side of the building. Please contact Gayle directly on her cell (845) 300-0268 if you have any problem locating the Center.