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Spring Recruitment Call for Interns Interested in the Motion Picture Industry

Published December 7, 2012

The Torchlight Program
Interviews Begin In Person December 10 th
Spring Semester 2013

Telephonic Interviews Immediately Available Prior to January 7th
There Is Still Time To Join Our Spring Team

The Torchlight Program
Contact: Gayle Gari / Asst
Mobile: 845.300.0268

Please copy via E-mail:
Paul Cohen / Director
Phone: 850.228.7718

There is still time for an opportunity to be part of our feature length motion picture marketing internship opportunity for Spring semester. Please call or E-mail Gayle Gari (above) to set up a phone interview if you will be out on break or in person during finals week as you can now plan for an internship this spring. Interviews will take place, by appointment only, starting Monday, December 10th – Friday, December 14th.  Additionally, in person interviews slots are also available during January’s “Drop-Add Week” when you contact us now. Please call as well as E-mail Gayle (contact above), and always leave both your cell phone number and email address so that we may get back to you promptly. Please feel free to call me directly, as well, at the above number.

There are internship opportunities to work on marketing feature theatrical independent motion pictures including the Audience Award winning theatrical feature documentary, The Invisible War, which has recently been short listed for an Oscar nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards The Invisible War, directed by award winning Kirby Dick, screened at this year’s FSU Student Veteran Film Festival where it was honored receiving the FSU Student Veteran / Torchlight Award of $25,000 dollars; spring interning FSU students will also work on the marketing of the Grammy Nominated feature film documentary, Big Easy Express. This is an extraordinary semester with these award winning docs, along with other new titles including Tattoo Nation which is about to be announced.

Our interns will also participate in the organization and presentation of a new motion picture as the Torchlight Program once again invites Geoffrey Gilmore (former director of the Sundance Film Festival and currently Chief Creative Officer for Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Enterprises) to present a new independent feature film, at the annual Seven Days of Opening Nights this February 2013. At last year’s Seven Days event, the gripping drama Being Flynn, directed by Paul Weitz and starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano was screened and Torchlight’s interning students helped to arrange and manage the presentation, as they have for the past 4 years with films including 500 Days of Summer, and Win Win. It is a unique opportunity for FSU interning students.

The Torchlight Program has been selected along with the FSU College Of Motion Picture Arts as the “educational partner” for the Focus Forward Challenge;  Please read about this exciting Challenge. This spring we will continue to promote this extraordinary initiative as the winners of the competition will be announced at this year’s 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Documentary filmmakers such as Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me) and Alec Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) are among the featured directors (they are following our social media outreach). I am recruiting team members to continue to assist with this initiative.

REQUIREMENTS For the Internship: Interns must have 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.)
3. A suggested minimum of 15 hours per week to devote to the internship, with hour commitments accommodations possible and discussed during the interview.
4. Be currently enrolled in FSU as an undergraduate or graduate student.
5. A minimum GPA of 3.3 (and/or a very convincing reason why you want this internship)

Please take this opportunity to call or email to set up a phone interview if a personal interview is not possible until after the break, as this phone interview can insure a spot in the internship. All personal interviews will take place at the Torchlight Center, 387 Commerce Boulevard/ Midway, Florida 32343.   Driving directions are at the end of this document.  The Center is approximately 10 miles from campus (90W to Commerce Blvd.).
The filmography below outlines some of the opportunities students and interns have had while interning in my marketing company and/or through presenting Torchlight Film Series presentations.

Information may be viewed by clicking the following links:

The Torchlight Program at the College of Motion Picture Arts was created to educate students in current and emerging motion picture business practices with a focus on marketing, financing, and distribution strategies that have proven to be effective in releasing feature films. Through strategic relationships with industry professionals, the Torchlight Program facilitates unique internship opportunities, with industry, that provide students with hands-on experience with motion picture production and distribution companies.
Whether you’re interested in traditional marketing, graphic design, social media marketing and promotion, developing your professional writing skills for social media platforms, still photography, filming, editing, and distribution, there may be an opportunity to find an appropriate internship opportunity through the Torchlight Program and its association with companies and individuals within the entertainment industry.

DIRECTIONS: From campus drive 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 two new motels on your left you will see a blue-grey art deco building just above the trees on your left. 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.