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Paid Entrepreneurial Internship Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – Deadline Date: 10/14

Creating a New Business Spin-off of a Successful Film Festival: Entrepreneurial Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Working closely with the Festival Producer, this multi-faceted internship offers a unique opportunity to create a new component of the successful Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the 2018-19 academic year. Beginning in early November 2018, this opportunity is ideal for a student with true entrepreneurial passion and the ability to research and explore the requirements for forging a viable film-related business.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is seeking to create a Vimeo-based branded platform called “Shorts from Middlebury” that will feature selected shorts from the first four years of the Festival, available for viewing online on a pay-per-view basis.

Specific components of the internship include:

→ Carefully researching the technical requirements of launching the viewing service as described on Vimeo

→ Assisting the Festival Producer in developing a financial model for the “Shorts from Middlebury” online service

→ Working with the Festival Producer in creating a brief contract to be used in securing agreements from filmmakers for the licensing and exhibition of their work on the “Shorts from Middlebury” platform.

→ Contacting selected filmmakers to determine their interest in participating in “Shorts from Middlebury” and, if interested, to finalize participation agreements with them.

→ Working with the Festival Producer to design an appealing interface for the service that will be easy to navigate and fully supported with descriptive information about each film and its director

→ Creating a marketing campaign for the prospective launch of the platform [expected to be April 2019 or earlier] and determining the appropriate avenues for advertising

→ Establishing a payment mechanism for users of the “Shorts from Middlebury” service employing the existing Festival PayPal account

→ This internship will begin in mid-October 2018 and run through the first week in May 2019. It will entail a commitment of 10 hours per week.

NOTE: there are additional opportunities for Festival support should the time commitment allow. First, the Festival will be rolling out its monthly MNFF Winter/Spring Screening Series at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater beginning in November and concluding in May. There are basic promotional activities associated with these film screenings. Second, the Festival will be taking a small selection of its best films from the 2018 Festival out on tour around Vermont over a few days in early February. There are interesting support opportunities associated with the Vermont Tour and a chance to work with the Artistic Director of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the Tour.

This internship is funded with a CCI award of $2,500.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 14

Click here to apply!

Are you interested to learn about the Music Industry?

There are several Midd alums currently working in the music industry. I encourage you to contact them to learn about the various roles and skills that you should develop to succeed in this industry.

Search for them via Middnet and/or LinkedIn. Below you will find a short list where alumni have worked or interned in the past.

Greater Los Angeles area: Universal Music, Hijinks LA, Squeak E. Clean Productions, Woofer Music & Sound, KIDinaKORNER, Elementary – CBS, Awesomeness TV – DreamWorks SKG, The Otheroom (Echo Park), Ken Rich Sound Services, Euphonic Sound Lab, LLC, Michael Dobbins Music, Inc., Elizabeth Stack with Elizabeth Music

Greater New York City area: Third Culture Group, BreakThru Radio, Universal Music, TuneCore, Wind-up Records, XL Recordings/Terrible Records, Hyperballad Music, Red Bull Music Academy, New York Philharmonic, Pulse Music, 95.5 WPLJ, ATO Records, Warner Music, Sony Music, The Artists Organization, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, True Panther Sounds, Beggars Group & Matador Records, The Wild Honey Pie, PureMix Studios, The Orchard, Viacom, Supro, Pigtronix,

As a student, you could continue to develop your experience and skills on campus. For example, you could work for WRMC- FM Middlebury College radio station, get involved with MCAB Concerts Committee, or work for the Gamut Room.

If you would like to discuss your interest in the music industry, please schedule an appointment with me in handshake!

Musical Podcasts Provide A Link To Broadway’s Past And Future

The next big musical that everyone talks about might never be seen. With more and more commuters sporting headphones, two upbeat entrepreneurs decided to produce a full musical in the form of a podcast. The three-act show received rave reviews, and one critic wrote that it “sets a standard for the future of musical theater.” However, the idea to distribute musicals through audio is actually from Broadway’s past. Click here to continue to read the article.

Fuse Media Courts Millennials And Advertisers, Using Music As A Gateway

Fuse Media, a fast-growing entertainment brand for multicultural youth, announced seven new and 10 returning series for 2018-19 touching hip-hop, magic, fashion and business. It’s got a dozen shows in development across linear and digital platforms aligned with top musical artists, festivals and documentary filmmakers. Click here to continue reading the article.

HBX CORe (Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative) info session Monday, 3/5 at 4:30pm

Join Gary Schwartz-Moore to learn more about Middlebury’s new partnership with HBX Credential of Readiness Program (CORe), Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative. Designed by Harvard Business School faculty, HBX CORe is an interactive online program focusing on the fundamentals of business; it comprises three non-Middlebury credit courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers and Financial Accounting. As part of the partnership, HBX has made financial aid available for those who qualify. More information is available at http://hbx.hbs.edu/courses/core/.

Click here to register for the event.

HBX CORe (Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative) info session Monday, 3/5 at 4:30pm

Join Gary Schwartz-Moore to learn more about Middlebury’s new partnership with HBX Credential of Readiness Program (CORe), Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative. Designed by Harvard Business School faculty, HBX CORe is an interactive online program focusing on the fundamentals of business; it comprises three non-Middlebury credit courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers and Financial Accounting. As part of the partnership, HBX has made financial aid available for those who qualify. More information is available at http://hbx.hbs.edu/courses/core/.

Click here to register for the event.

Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.

Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2018. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.

There are three deadlines for 2018: early is March 7 ($45 entry fee), regular is April 10 ($60 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($85 entry fee).

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.