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Interns, Literary Development

Pragmatic works with producers, studios, directors, writers, actors, and other creators of filmed entertainment. Their profiles range from major studios and Oscar-winning producers to self-funded independent creators, and we help them find, acquire, and develop books, articles, life rights, and other intellectual property into feature films and series across a variety of platforms.


We hire a limited number of interns each Fall and Spring semester. Interns join us remotely, September through December (Fall) or January through May (Spring), two days a week, 10:30am-6:30pm. Current graduate or undergraduate students are encouraged to reach out. We typically make decisions for the upcoming Fall semester by the preceding July, and for the upcoming Spring semester by the preceding November. Interest in - and some familiarity with - the publishing and film/TV industries are extremely helpful and successful candidates will be curious about story development and love to read. Interns will have the opportunity to see how film, TV and other creative projects are identified, packaged and ultimately brought to audiences.


Interns will:

- Read book manuscripts and write coverage

- Research and report on articles and stories

- Research authors/books, as well as publishing, film/TV and other relevant news

- Assist with preparing daily tracking reports and maintaining our extensive database

- Provide general administrative support

Only candidates able to receive course credit through an accredited university should apply. Please submit a resume, cover letter and, if available, a sample of book coverage (or other relevant writing sample) to Candidates from groups underrepresented in the film/television and publishing industries are encouraged to apply. And please, no phone calls.

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