Interning at Freihofer Casting
Up to 5 interns will be hired for the duration each session.
Those applying must have their own transportation, good computer skills and excellent telephone and people skills. They must be friendly, outgoing, self-motivated and well organized. Our ideal candidates for the Internship Program are current college students, or recent college graduates, though anyone over the age of 18 with their own transportation may apply. A theatre background or TV/Film background is preferred. A sense of humor is a must!
Interns must be available to commit large blocks of time a few days per week. They will be scheduled in shifts, either mornings or evenings or both. Our internships vary from 2-3 days per week to full time. Our hours are generally 10 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday with occasional weekends and nights.
Interns get a feel for the fast pace of the casting world, get to know agents on the phone, learn to schedule and confirm casting schedules, greet actors, do a little crowd control every now and then and get a chance to see what goes on behind the doors during a Television, Film, or Commercial audition itself.
In the past months, Freihofer Casting interns have been in the casting rooms and on set for the Untitled Terrence Malick Project, the feature films AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts), THE JOGGER, RUNNING DEER, THUNDERSTRUCK, to the wonder (Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams, directed by Terrence Malick) HOME RUN, SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS, YELLOW, JUST CRAZY ENOUGH, COWGIRLS N' ANGELS, THE KILLER INSIDE ME (starring Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson) with director Michael Winterbottom, HEAVEN'S RAIN and the film DOONBY in Austin, TX. They have also sat in on auditions for dozens and dozens of commercial castings, including national spots for AT&T, Nike, Gatorade, Sprint, Verizon and many more.
"The best acting class, the best production class, is serving as an intern in a casting office," said Freihofer. "You learn so much about the audition, casting and business side of the acting industry; it really is a crash course."
There is no pay for the internships, but some colleges and universities offer college credit for the service. Freihofer stressed the educational opportunities are unparalleled. Former Freihofer Casting interns work professionally in the industry all over the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Former interns work for Warner Brothers, MTV, Nickelodeon and production companies in Los Angeles, New York, Austin and more.
To apply for one of the internships, send a resume and cover letter, including your schedule of availability for the semester for which you are applying to Chris@FreihoferCasting.com . Make the SUBJECT LINE of your email CASTING INTERNS - (Internship Session). (Example: CASTING INTERNS - MAY-AUGUST, 2013).