Production Internship Spring 2022

Posted On: November 30, 2021

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Motto Pictures

Company Description

Motto Pictures specializes in producing and executive producing documentary features and series. Motto has been honored with three Academy Award nominations and multiple Emmy Awards. Founded in 2009, Motto secures financing, builds distribution strategies and creatively develops films with an eye toward maximizing the position of each project in the domestic and international markets. Motto has produced a wide range of award winning films, working with a line-up of talented and acclaimed filmmakers, that have been featured at the most prestigious film festivals and distributed around the world. These films include: THE VELEVT UNDERGROUND, IN THE SAME BREATH, SOCKS ON FIRE, ONE CHILD NATION, THE MOLE AGENT, A THOUSAND CUTS, BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN, ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL, THE FINAL YEAR, LIFE, ANIMATED, WEINER, THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS, BEST OF ENEMIES, ART AND CRAFT, THE KILL TEAM, 3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS, 1971, SOLITARY, ENLIGHTEN US, SOUTHWEST OF SALEM, INDIAN POINT, BUCK, SERGIO, GOD LOVES UGANDA, MANHUNT, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY and BEWARE OF MR. BAKER among many others.

Job Description

About this Job
Motto Pictures is seeking production interns for Spring 2022. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the process of making documentaries through development, pre-production, production, post-production, and film distribution stages. Please note: as of now, the internship will be in a remote capacity--we will continue to monitor the situation to evaluate whether returning to the office is safe for interns.

Learning opportunities may include:
Transcribing interviews
Archival research and organization
Reviewing project submissions
Grants & funding research
Minor editing tasks
Social media
Assisting with the daily organizational tasks of a production company.

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals who are interested and motivated to learn the ins and outs of the documentary industry. As a small production company, we look for people who are team players and hard workers. Experience in Microsoft Office and social media platforms are required. Experience in Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premiere and other editing software is a plus, although not required.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Alejandra Leipen (