Applications are now open for the Los Angeles based Screenworks’ Regional Screen in LA Program – The Animal Logic Entertainment Internship supported by Australians in Film.

***APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm (AEDST) on Monday 9th December 2019***

Screenworks’ Regional Screen in LA Program – The Animal Logic Entertainment Internship supported by Australians in Film is designed to provide unparalleled Hollywood access to an undergraduate or recent graduate from Regional Australia who has interest in becoming a development executive or producer.

Screenworks has partnered with Animal Logic and Australians In Film to offer this work experience opportunity for a recent graduate or undergraduate from Regional Australia in 2020.

This exciting opportunity to work with the team of passionate storytellers in the Los Angeles offices of ALE (Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit 2) and subsidiary live-action production company, Truant Pictures, is open to any undergraduates or recent graduates who demonstrate significant potential and passion in their screen industry-related course of study and area of expertise. The two-month internship will involve all aspects of international feature film development, acquisitions, packaging and production.

AiF internship programs have been running at Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) for the past five years and recipients have gone on to successful careers in the Australian and international screen industries, including Melanie Jayne (HBO), Sleena Wilson (Black Bear Pictures) and Lauren Brown (Ludo Pictures).

The selection panel is seeking innovative and creative applicants who have demonstrated a commitment and significant potential in their chosen area related to film and/or tv production.


The internship will start in early 2020 and will run for a period of 2 months.


  • Applications close at 5pm (AEDST) on Monday 9th December 2019


  • Only individuals may apply (applications will not be accepted from teams or companies).
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident with a current passport and able to take responsibility for obtaining any U.S. Visa that may be required.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are a bona fide resident of Regional Australia* (refer to the definition below) at the time of submitting an application.
  • Applicants can be University or TAFE graduates (graduating year of 2016 to current day) of a screen industry-related degree or course, or current students. The focus is on the calibre of the applicant and strength of their application. Applicants must be able to demonstrate some experience in production (as in a student film, or in a work capacity).
  • This is an opportunity for an undergraduate or recent graduate from Regional Australia who has interest in becoming a development executive or producer.


Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living in remote areas of Australia are strongly encouraged.

Screenworks is strongly committed to ensuring equal access to this project – if you require assistance with your application, please contact Screenworks on:

Telephone: (02) 6681 1188

To make a National Relay Service (NRS) call:

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 6681 1188
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 6681 1188
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for (02) 6681 1188


Applicants are required to provide the following as part of their applications (please see the online application form for details):

  • CV including a list of projects that have been completed and screen credits
  • A statement outlining how this opportunity will advance your career as a business entertainment professional
  • Information including URL links & passwords for productions you have worked on (eg. student work, paid work)
  • A letter of support for your application


Applicants are required to obtain one letter of support from a screen industry professional who has known you for more than 12 months and/or is familiar with your work.

The letter of support should be returned to the Applicant for submission with their application (ie. it should not be sent separately to Screenworks).

Applications submitted without the letter of support will not be accepted. Letters of support will not be accepted after the application close date.

The letter of support should be from someone who can directly attest to your work ethic, how you work with others, your skills, their belief in your ability and your personality and character.


  • 1st Round: Call for applications (applications close 5pm (AEDST) on Monday 9th December 2019 in NSW)

All applications will receive initial eligibility and quality assessment by Screenworks staff. Eligible applications will be sent to an assessment committee made up of representatives from Australians in Film and Screenworks who will determine a shortlist of applicants who will progress to the 2nd found of the assessment process.

  • 2nd Round: A select group of applicants will be notified and asked to submit coverage from a sample script.

More information about this round will be provided to the select group of applicants selected.

  • 3rd Round: Three candidates are selected and notified for interviews with representatives from Animal Logic Entertainment, Screenworks and/or AiF.


AUD $55 per application to apply which includes a one-year Screenworks Regional Emerging Professional Membership.

Current Screenworks Regional Emerging Professional and Australians in Film International Industry members only pay AUD $10 administrative processing fee.

If you wish to apply for a fee waiver due to financial hardship, please email [email protected]


The selected internship recipient for 2020 will receive:

  • A USD$10,000 Internship Fee to help cover rent, food and transport costs while in Los Angeles for 2months. The intern will be based out of Animal Logic|Truant Pictures offices in Echo Park in Los Angeles.
  • One return economy airfare to Los Angeles for the Internship Recipient in addition to regional flights/transport in Australia.
  • Support with travel arrangements and preparation in the lead up to the residency in Los Angeles, this will include support to secure the appropriate visa for the internship recipient.
  • AiF would provide support and access while the Intern is working in Los Angeles for 2months, provide pre-recommendations, LA industry support & networking, including a welcome to LA drinks and lunch.
  • The recipient will also get a complimentary 12-month industry membership to AiF (valued at $300) which would provide them unlimited access to AiF screenings and education programming while in Los Angeles for 2 months, including desk access to Charlie’s, 24|7.
  • Post-residency support provided by Screenworks (up to five Skype/online meetings).


The award of the Screenworks’ Regional Screen in LA Program – The Animal Logic Entertainment Internship supported by Australians in Film is subject to the Recipient agreeing to be bound by the conditions laid down in a contract document signed between Northern Rivers Screenworks Inc. (“Screenworks”) and the Recipient. An internship cannot commence until Screenworks receives an executed copy of the contract document from the Recipient.


Applications can only be made via the Screenworks online application form.

All applications must be made on the online Application Form provided. Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. No grace periods provided.

If you require assistance with completing the online application form (for example, if you do not have access to an internet connection in remote Australia) please contact Screenworks on (02) 6681 1188.

Privacy Statement: Your privacy is respected by Screenworks and personal information will be handled in a sensitive manner. Information collected on the Application and References will be used for the purpose of selecting Regional Screen in LA Program and will be provided to Screenworks Staff, the Internship Selection Panel, the Judges and Committee Members, and the Board of Screenworks. All personal information will be handled in accordance with Australian privacy laws applicable to the state of New South Wales.



For more information, contact the Screenworks team:

E: [email protected]

P: (02) 6681 1188



“Regional Australia” Definition – Regional Australia refers to areas in each state and territory as defined below:

In NSW – regional areas are defined on the State Council map on the Screen NSW website and include all areas outside metropolitan Sydney and the ACT (

In Queensland – regional areas are defined as a resident outside of South East Queensland, being defined as a 100 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district.

In the ACT – all areas in the ACT.

In Victoria – regional areas are defined on the Regional Councils map on Film Victoria website – click on the following link, click on map search and select regional councils. (

In Tasmania – all areas in Tasmania.

In South Australia – regional areas are defined as a resident living outside of Adelaide, being more than a 50-kilometre radius from the Adelaide GPO.

In the Northern Territory – all areas in the Northern Territory.

In Western Australia – regional areas are defined by Screenwest in their Western Australian regional film fund and on the regional map on Screenwest website (

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