Thank you for your interest in our externship. This is a learn from home internship that will keep you very busy. Everything we do is Internet based so your location does not affect your candicacy. If documentation is provided for college credit we do sign off on paperwork.
This internship will be for 12 weeks with a three day a week, four hour committment.
This particular internship is very exciting because you will be networking with the best book publishers, publicists, and authors in the literary world, as well as getting a bird’s eye view of film and television writing as well.
The following learning blocks are available (pacific time):
Generally we are teaching from 10am-2pm pacific however we are flexible as long as you are consistent:
10am-2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10am-2pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Must have computer with Internet. Basic Administrative Skills: Spreadsheets, E-mails, technical writing, database searching. Must be a fast-learner, be able to work independently, self-starter. Must be familiar with G suite. Ability to take notes, create technical documents, draft e-mails, follow up with clients, review casting notices.
Software needed: Skype, Teamviewer, Slack, Gmail, Microsoft Office or Open Office.
What you will learn:
Day-to-day Agency Operations and Administration
How to be an Agent’s Assistant
How to submit clients to casting directors
How to build relationships with production companies
How to research industry professionals
How to develop a client
How to review client contracts
New client on-boarding
Grooming for Junior Agent
Social Media management and posting
Press Release Writing
Basic Script Coverage
Basic book proposal review
The theory behind book adaptations
How to liaise across multiple industries as it pertains to Intellectual Property
How to market a book
How to do publicity for a book
How to work with high-profile individuals
Access to decision-makers in film, television, books, and other areas of entertainment.
Effective ways to pitch media
How to pull a media list
What I am looking for:
A forward-thinking, and competitive individual who has a curated curiosity about entertainment, marketing, public relations and publishing. We talk fast, work fast, therfore if you are shy or timid it just won’t be the right fit. You must have OCD like attention to detail and be a fast-learner. Our interns have gone to find amazing jobs at the mega agencies.
In your cover letter please be specific about the areas of the internship that was of interest to you and what skills you currently are outstanding in. Do not sell yourself short, we will teach you a lot so do not imbelish weaknesses. We just want to get an idea of who you are and what you feel are your strengths.
About Jackson Agency
This is your break-in for learning how to be an Agent in Hollywood.
The Jackson Agency is an independently owned talent and literary agency operating within the entertainment industry in all major markets. Our clients include actors, costume designers, makeup artists, and producers.
Tiauna Jackson is a Talent and Literary Agent for The Jackson Agency. Headquartered in Century City, California, Ms. Jackson built her agency from the ground up within the entertainment industry’s most competitive market, Los Angeles.
Anchored on Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Tiauna decided to start her own agency after finding barriers of entry not only for herself, but also for BIPOC artists, LGBTQ+, and Senior Citizens.
Ms. Jackson made history by becoming the first Writers Guild of America franchise in Atlanta, Georgia; and is believed to be the first known Black woman with 100 percent ownership of her agency to become a WGA franchise in Los Angeles.
With her agency dedicated to the underestimated, underrepresented, and the underserved, Jackson applies a “root for the underdog” mentality to fostering the careers of emerging artists. She looks forward to providing representation that matters to the exceptionally talented artists of the world.
Additionally, she is the first Black Agent to ever speak at the world-famous ‘The Actor’s Studio’ and has been featured in the New York Times, Medium, Oz Magazine, and Arizona Informant for her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while facing adversity through resilience.