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Groundswell Productions is an independent production company founded by Michael London in February 2006 and headquartered in West Los Angeles. Groundswell’s slate includes a mix of independent films, studio films, and television production. Groundswell Productions is currently seeking interns for the upcoming term. They are a busy company heavily involved in the filmmaking process on every level. Interns will gain exposure to every facet of production and development.
Groundswell has produced 15 films since its inception and its library includes TRUMBO, nominated for an Academy Award in 2016; MILK and THE VISITOR, both nominated for Academy Awards in 2008; WIN WIN, from writer-director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, The Visitor) starring Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale and Amy Ryan; LOLA VERSUS, written by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones and directed by Wein; and THE INFORMANT!, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon.
Groundswell recently produced BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, which was selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and is due to be released in 2017. The film was written by Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson, directed by George Nolfi, and stars Xia Yu, Philip Ng, and Billy Magnussen. Other recently completed films include: CONFIRMATION for HBO Films, starring Kerry Washington, directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Susannah Grant; TRUMBO, directed by Jay Roach from the script by John McNamara, and starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Louis CK; THE FINAL GIRLS, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson from the script by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam Devine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, and Alexander Ludwig; and holiday family ensemble LOVE THE COOPERS, directed by Jessie Nelson and starring Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, and Olivia Wilde.
The company also has a number of projects in development, including DESIRED MOMENTS set up at Amazon Studios, written by Tom Kuntz & Griffin Creech, and to be directed by Tom Kuntz, and XOXO, a thriller written by Mark Heyman and to be directed by Clement Virgo set up at Lionsgate.
On the television side, Groundswell produced the Hulu series, CHANCE, based upon the book by Kem Nunn, with Hugh Laurie & Gretchen Mol starring and Lenny Abrahamson directing the pilot episode; the Syfy series, THE MAGICIANS, based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling book trilogy; and the FX series SNOWFALL, written by Dave Andron, John Singleton & Eric Amadio, due to start airing Summer 2017. Groundswell produced its first series, BETAS, for Amazon Studios in 2013, and also produced the ABC series THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB which aired in 2015. Groundswell is also in active development on numerous other television projects.
Interns are involved in script reading, coverage, and learning about the day-to-day operations of a busy production company. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for exposure to the film/television world. Applicants must be available 10 to 20 hours per week. This internship is unpaid and academic credit is required. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.