• Project Type: Internship
  • Company: Cinestate
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Start Date: Spring 2018
  • Send resumes to:

CINESTATE: Film Internship for Spring 2018



Cinestate: Film Internship for Spring 2018

Who We Are : Cinestate is a Dallas-based entertainment company founded by film producer Dallas Sonnier (BONE TOMAHAWK, SOME KIND OF HATE) and publisher Will Evans (Deep Vellum Publishing) that seeks to improve upon the status quo in three key ways: cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with visionary creators who want to see their projects made faithfully and distributed widely; eliminating the arbitrary separation between the mediums of books and film; and minimizing unnecessary production costs while fiercely protecting our creators’ work. In its first year, Cinestate produced three feature films (BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, and DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE), introduced the world to an ear movie experience known as an Audiostate with the first title THE NARROW CAVES, and is set to publish the latest novel from S. Craig Zahler entitled Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child.

Who You Are: You aren’t just a genre fan, you live the life! Attending film festivals such as; Frightmare, Telluride, and Screamfest is priorities for you. You dedicate hours upon end to finding the most unique stories out there! You are a die-hard film fan and have read at least 10 books over the summer.You know what creepy pasta stories are! You follow film/publishing blogs and news sites always staying ahead of the curve. You are active on social media including apps such as Snap Chat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Do you see where we are going here?

Who you are professionally: You are not afraid to ask questions, you are not afraid of constructive criticism, you desire perfection and are team focused.

What you will do: (Not limited to)


  • Answer calls, take messages, greet guests and set up for meetings (including  ordering food and preparing  audio/visual equipment.)
  • File, scan, photocopy and general administrative duties
  • Attend, arrange and create agenda for staff meetings

Online Publication

  • Assist with copy-editing and regularly contribute to weekly editorial meetings
  • Come up with ideas and pitches for writers
  • Assist Editors in content upload


  • Assist publishing department with new titles including metadata entry, marketing plans, and reading submissions.


  • Assist social media manager with events and promotion
  • Aide in monitoring social media accounts and interacting/engaging with audience
  • Aide in updating company website, CEO’s website and client’s website

Audio / Film Productions

  • Assist in any way necessary on company film and audio productions including but not limited to running errands, ordering supplies, arranging travel and meals, etc.
  • Read and offer coverage to incoming submissions

Requirements :

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college majoring in Film, Media Production, English, Creative Writing, Communications or Marketing.
  • Live in or around the Dallas/Fort-Worth Area
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule of 15-25 hours a week, including some evenings, holidays and weekend
  • A love for low budget horror or indie films! Someone familiar with media production on these type films is a HUGE plus
  • Positive attitude and team player is a MUST!
  • At least one letter of recommendation required to be considered
  • MUST include a cover letter stating why you are the right fit for this position and how you hope this position will shape your future in the entertainment business. Your resume will not be considered without a cover letter.( Please send resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to

** This is a temporary unpaid internship for college credit **