CBS Corporation 2017 Summer Intern - Production Finance in Los Angeles, California

2017 Summer Intern - Production Finance

REF#: 27539


JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming lineups in all of television. The SHOWTIME programming slate has made the network among the most talked about in the business, with hits that have included HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, DICE, the upcoming series I’M DYING UP HERE, the limited series GUERRILLA and PURITY, and the highly anticipated return of TWIN PEAKS. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ®.

Showtime Networks Inc. owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc. operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™ which offers Smithsonian Channel™ and Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. For more information, go to [1]


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The intern will be responsible but not limited to the following:

  • Extracting pertinent details related to talent payments, rights, license term, payment structure, production milestones and breakage from talent development, talent production, license fee, and co-production agreements.

  • Responsible for MS Access data management related to contractual commitments, actual costs-to-date, estimated final costs, and cash flow management (including weekly wire/funding requests and monthly reconciliations) to achieve improved reporting and analysis.

  • Assist with production accounting functions (payroll, accounts payable, p-cards, cost reporting, etc.).

  • Spend time at the production office during production assisting with various accounting related tasks


The internship program will run for eight weeks beginning on June 12, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. Students will work full-time, Monday through Friday

Required Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student (rising Junior or above)

  • Strong interest in Cable/Entertainment industry

  • 2.50 GPA or above

  • Submission of a cover letter is required

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work and prioritize work assignments

  • Able to provide administrative support as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cable television experience a plus

  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above-average GPA, a plus

  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus

  • Knowledge of MS Access database and Excel

  • Understanding of accounting and finance principals


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