2019 Summer Internship - Content Acquisition

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Ref#: 32997
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: West Hollywood, CA, US

Description:
Showtime is seeking a Summer Intern to assist the Content Acquisition Team in our West Hollywood office. 

Responsibilities Include:
  • Screen and write up coverage/evaluations of 50-100 movies, documentaries, comedy specials, and episodic series that pass through the acquisitions process at Showtime.
  • Make recommendations to the Manager, Directors, and EVP of Content Acquisitions as to which programs represent the best product for Showtime’s channels and what to pursue for acquisition.
  • Learn how we acquire films by listening in on film negotiation calls and reading licensing contracts.
  • Assemble evaluation packet for the bi-weekly departmental eval meeting.
  • Participate in tri-weekly meetings with our legal and scheduling departments.
  • Attend industry screenings at major talent agencies.
  • Scout comedians at local comedy clubs and provide feedback on talent who are being considered for hour-long stand-up specials. 
  • Organize DVD library of acquired documentaries and stand-up specials.
  • Assist senior staff with special research projects.
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Current undergraduate student (rising junior or above) 
  • 2.5 GPA or Above
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint 
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Ability to work 40 hours/week for 8 weeks from June 17 - August 9
  • Able to provide administrative support, as needed 
  • Excellent writing/grammatical skills
  • Demonstrated interest in film, with a working knowledge of a wide variety of films/actors/directors
  • Fast and efficient writer, able to watch 2 films and write between 300-600 words per day
Preferred:
  • Film Studies concentration/major preferred--able to analyze content from the perspective of a subscriber
About Us:

SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, SMILF, THE CHI, KIDDING, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA and BLACK MONDAY. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com and www.showtimeanytime.com.


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