Aspiring Australian Filmmakers Offered New Fellowship Program

Australians in Film, Village Roadshow and Animal Logic are teaming up to provide internships at their L.A. offices with work in feature development, acquisitions, packaging and production.

Los Angeles-based industry body Australians in Film, backed by production outfits Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) and Animal Logic, is offering a new fellowship that will enable Australians to visit Hollywood to learn the business aspects of feature film development, acquisitions, packaging and production.

Applications are now open for the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG)/Animal Logic Entertainment Fellowship and will be available until May 31 at the Australians in Film website. The chosen candidate will be announced in late July 2014.

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The new program aims to "foster educational development and training in the film industry." The internship is open to undergraduate and recent graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the film business, with a clear strategic plan for how their proposed internship would support long-term career goals.

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The internship includes professional development opportunities, such as practical paid work experience at both Village Roadshow Pictures’ and Animal Logic’s offices in Los Angeles, as well as networking with Australians in Film board members, industry members and ambassadors.

"The partnership is a natural step given Village Roadshow’s international presence and Animal Logic’s growing influence in Hollywood," Australians in Film president Tracey Vieira said. "We are thrilled to be working with both of them."