Job Title:  Intern, Production Finance & Accounting

Department:  Internship
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Motion Picture Group Production Finance team at Lionsgate is tasked with tracking and reporting of costs on all of Lionsgate’s homegrown film product, from early stage script development, to budget planning, and on through physical production and post production of each film. We also hire and oversee the production-side accounting personnel who work on our films every day, implementing policies and best practices to meet studio financial goals. 

 

Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Production Finance group is seeking an intern to train as the next generation of production accounting professionals.  Interns will spend up to eight weeks in a mixture of one-on-one training, virtual workshops, and experiential modules, and at the end of the session be “camera ready” to step into an accounting role on a Lionsgate film. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop core understanding of film production terms and processes
  • Production accounting software systems
  • Production accounting workflow
  • Production payroll and labor rules
  • Treasury management
  • Film production budgets
  • Film tax incentives

Skills

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university pursing a degree preferably in accounting/finance or film production
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time management skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Good working knowledge of Excel

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.

Details

  • 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.

Business Unit Overview

Motion Picture Group
Lionsgate’s motion picture business is a consistent box office market share leader with films that have grossed more than $10 billion worldwide over the past six years. This leadership is driven by world-class talent relationships, a deep and renewable portfolio of iconic brands and franchises, and a diverse and balanced slate that is built to enhance consumer enjoyment of the theatrical experience but also has the flexibility to utilize a broad range of alternative release strategies as the opportunities to monetize films continue to expand. The creator, owner and distributor of great film brands including The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, Now You See Me, Knives Out, La La Land, Saw, Dirty Dancing and Monster’s Ball, among many others, films released by Lionsgate and its predecessor companies have earned 129 Academy Award® nominations and 32 Oscar® wins.
 
In addition to its mainstream commercial releases, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group includes specialty film distributor Roadside Attractions, an industry leader in award-winning prestige movies, Pantelion Films, the U.S. market leader in Spanish-language releases, a top film production and distribution brand in the UK, and multiplatform distributor Grindstone Entertainment.

Compensation

$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