Job Title:  Intern, Contract Compliance & Third Party Audit

Department:  Internship

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Contract Compliance & Third Party Audit Intern will receive exposure to compliance examinations of Lionsgate’s contracts with outside parties as well as third party participation audits of Lionsgate’s distribution of films and television series brought by producers, directors and talent.


Lionsgate is an exciting, fast paced organization and the Contract Compliance & Third Party Audit department provides a unique opportunity to learn many aspects of the company – from production to initial film release and through all downstream channels of distribution such as Home Entertainment, TV and digital streaming (AVOD, SVOD, PVOD). In addition, through the audit process and settlement phase, there are opportunities to understand things such as the economic impact of the streaming landscape and how claims are settled.


The Intern will also have the opportunity to meet employees from other departments and learn about their specific areas as well as areas of interest to the intern. The intern will enhance their educational experience from the perspective of what it may be like to work in the Entertainment Industry or ANY industry in general.


  • Review agreements with producers, directors and talent for Pictures produced or acquired by Lionsgate for theatrical, television and all downstream channels of distribution.
  • Prepare contract abstracts from agreements for Pictures under audit.
  • Prepare back-up as requested by auditors for third-party audit.
  • Review of customer and vendor agreements with respect to Pictures under audit.
  • Compare, reconcile, and analyze the financial participation statements under audit by third party participants to the general ledger and other data sources.
  • Opportunity to use Excel and SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software used by many major entertainment studios and 90% of Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium sized companies


  • Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business Administration degree major
  • Proficiency in Excel 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge or exposure to SAP, a plus

Internship Details

Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program – Summer 2024

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 11th – Friday, August 16th, 2024 (10 Weeks)


The Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program is designed to identify, recruit, and develop a diverse group of students that will gain meaningful educational experiences, professional growth, and career opportunities.


Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application.

Important Dates

The Lionsgate and Starz Summer 2024 Internship program dates are: June 11th–August 16th, 2024.


All interns are required to attend orientation on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.


  • Interns must not work more than 36 hours per week
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Interns must be current rising juniors through recent grads (within 6 months of internship start date)
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Interns must be available to work for the entire length of the program
  • All internships are paid
  • Most internship positions will require working 4 days in office

To Apply

All candidates must submit a resume (PDF preferred) to your preferred area(s) of interest. The program offers internship opportunities in many departments, so candidates applying should keep in mind that they may be considered for departments not listed.

  • Submit a 1-page resume (PDF preferred)
  • Submit a cover letter (Optional)
  • Explain why your background and experience make you a great fit for Lionsgate & Starz

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.


$18 per hour

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles