Work and Travel USA / Work and Study UK
Praca v USA

Film and Commercial Production

Manhattan Beach, CA

Host Company Description

This host company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, has full production operations in California, where it has been producing major business commercials and advertisements for nearly three decades. With a vast amount of experience and striving to collaborate with creative teams to provide stunning productions. They have worked with AAMCO, Range Rover, and many other world-renowned companies.

Opportunity Details

Program Duration - 12-18 months
Compensation - $15.00 per hour
Housing - not provided
Start date - March-April 2023
Number of Positions Offered - 1

About The Location

Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. Manhattan Beach benefits from ocean breezes that provide clean air and summer temperatures that are 5 to 11 °C cooler than the inland regions of Southern California. The city has a total area of 10 km2. Manhattan Beach features 3.4 km of ocean frontage. The wide sandy beaches attract over 3.8 million visitors annually.Beach volleyball, swimming, body boarding and surfing are popular activities among residents and visitors.

Program Description

The program is focused on the introduction to commercial production, filmmaking, and visual research, as well as learning how to directly communicate with executives, producers, and directors. The trainee will learn specific research techniques, for example, how to source specific images and design visual treatments, how to integrate others’ input and feedback into the project and how to collaborate with other team members towards the best final product. By the end of the program, the trainee will have gained a broad understanding of the commercial pitch and development process in the American commercial and film industry and leave with greater understanding of the functions and relationship between directors, agencies, and producers.

  • Learn the specific sources of image pulling
  • Learn how to communicate with creatives in the business of filmmaking
  • Assist producers by researching and creating databases of potential creative partners such as directors, director of photography and art directors.
  • Assist in creating and design visual treatments, one sheets and dossiers

Applicant Qualifications

  • To apply for the Internship program, you must be an undergraduate student of film (or similar) OR be a recent graduate starting the program within 12 months of graduation.
  • To apply for the Trainee program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in film (or similar) and at least 1 year of work experience OR be a career professional of 5 or more years in related field.
  • Must speak advanced English (reading and writing)
  • 1 year of professional experience
  • Highly creative, able to think of new ideas, different approaches


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