About the internshipNew York City-based documentary production company, Jigsaw Productions, is currently seeking eager, committed interns for Spring 2019 to work in production on a documentary feature.
Duties: Production intern duties will include archival research, transcribing interviews, logging footage, and office support (creating documents, filing, running errands, etc.).
Position is set to begin immediately, with a minimum work requirement of 2-3 days per week. Length of internship is 4 months.Daily meal allowance and school credit (if applicable) will be provided.
Experience with research and writing are a must.A major or minor in film, television, video, media or journalism is a plus.Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize daily workload.
This is a rare opportunity to take part in the day-to-day operation and nuts-and-bolts undertaking of a documentary feature. If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are interested in this position and why you think you are ready for it.
About Jigsaw Productions
Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and has produced many acclaimed films, including the triple Emmy-winning Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief; the Oscar®-winning Taxi to the Dark Side; and the Peabody Award-winning Mr. Dynamite: The Rise and Fall of James Brown. Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned, following the 1994 massacre, premiered at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2017, and received a WGA nomination. Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, a two-part feature directed by Alex and Blair Foster, aired on HBO in November 2017. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, directed by Marina Zenovich, premiered on HBO in July 2018. Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, directed by Alexis Bloom, premiered at TIFF in September 2018 before airing on A&E, and Blair Foster’s The Clinton Affair premiered on A&E in November 2018.
Jigsaw’s active slate of highly visible TV series include Dirty Money, a six-part series on Netflix that delves into corporate corruption and scandal, The Looming Tower, a scripted series based on Lawrence Wright’s book, premiered on Hulu in February 2018; The New Yorker Presents, Amazon’s series which brings to life the award-winning The New Yorker magazine; Netflix’s Cooked, a four part docu-series based on Michael Pollan’s acclaimed book; Death Row Stories, a popular CNN series executive produced by Gibney and Robert Redford; and Parched, a four part investigative docu-series about the water crisis that aired on National Geographic in 2017. More recently Salt Fat Acid Heat, a four-part series based on Samin Nosrat’s book, and directed by Caroline Suh, premiered on Netflix in October of 2018, and Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI, a docu-series based on Tim Weiner’s, book aired on Showtime in November 2018.
Whether the company is creating a documentary or narrative film, a scripted or unscripted series, Jigsaw adheres to this ethos: well-told, scrupulously-researched, artfully-filmed stories which ignite our curiosity will always have an audience, on screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, and can achieve critical and commercial success without sacrificing style or authenticity.
All the best,
Annamarie FernandezAssociate ProducerJigsaw Productions26 Broadway, Suite 1301New York, NY 10004