Student Internship Spotlight
Rachel Paturi '12
Film Production Intern, Rough & Tumble Films (producer Brian Udovich. IWU class of 1998)
Los Angeles CA, Summer 2012 (and Fall ‘12 remotely from campus)
- Appraised and analyzed screenplays and provided constructive criticism and notes
- Conducted research to aid in the development of a home invasion feature film
- Extracted data relating to major film festivals and compiled data into reports utilizing infographics
- Collected data pertaining to various distribution channels and assessed findings
- Evaluated various methods of financing independent feature films
- Performed general office duties, such as answering phones, greeting guests, general office maintenance, etc.
Through Hart Career Center Director Warren Kistner, Paturi was introduced to Brian Udovich ’98, co-owner of Rough and Tumble Films.
“It just so happened Brian was looking for interns when I contacted him, we had an interview on the spot, he decided to take a chance on me and I was in L.A. two weeks later,” said Paturi.
While interning, Paturi worked as a production assistant for the Udovich-produced film We Gotta Get Out of This Place, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the American Film Institute Fest.
View a clip from We Gotta Get Out of This Place . (contains explicit/offensive content)
Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you curious about where IWU students intern?
The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun exploring internship options!
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- Resume development and practice interviews
- Graduate and professional school preparation
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