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Chinese-speaking sales intern

Stage Coproduction Office  Paris, Île-de-France, France 2 Avr 2020

Emploi culturel : description de l’entreprise et de ses activités

6 Month Paid Internship with possible further employment 

 

Coproduction Office is based in Paris and Berlin and is looking forward to welcome a Chinese-speaking sales intern

By:                            Coproduction Office

Business sector:   Film industry

Field of expertise: International Sales

Location:                 Paris or Berlin

Paid Internship:    Yes, amount depending on profile, career progression possible

Duration:                 6 months, full time

Start date:              as soon as possible

 

Coproduction Office is looking for a Chinese-speaking intern to complete our team of ten people, working in a Dynamic and international environment. We are looking for a globally-minded colleague, who has organizational skills, is result-oriented and has an interest in art-house cinema. Job development possible.

 

COMPANY PROFILE

Based in Paris and Berlin, Coproduction Office is an international distributor and producer of bold, award-winning films. Coproduction Office’s CEO and founder Philippe Bober has worked with prominent ground-breaking directors* from early on in their careers and has produced thirty-two films to date (including SUZHOU RIVER by Lou Ye). The majority of these films were selected for the main competitions in Cannes, Venice and Berlin, where they have received many major prizes, most notably the Venice Golden Lion in 2014 for Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, and the Palme d’Or in 2017 for THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund.

Coproduction Office’s international sales division distributes a catalogue composed of films produced by Philippe Bober as well as acquired titles and restored classics, including Roberto Rossellini’s key films. The catalogue is unique for its artistic strength, with films that have an individual and distinctive cinematic language, and often daring content.

*Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, Ulrich Seidl, Jessica Hausner, Lou Ye, Kornél Mundruczó, Cristi Puiu, Michelangelo Frammartino, Carlos Reygadas, Ruben Östlund.

 

You will assist our founder Philippe Bober with the development of our activities (acquisition, sales, production) in China and with:

  • Researching about Chinese Directors, their previous films and current projects, supporting our founder Philippe Bober for acquisitions of Chinese-speaking films
  • Researching about Chinese distribution companies’ distribution history
  • Scheduling meetings for international Markets and festivals
  • Interpreting during some meetings our founder has with Chinese directors or companies
  • Following up with Chinese and international distributors
  • Searching for Chinese and international prospective customers, market studies
  • Participation to test screenings of our films
  • Assisting our founder during festivals and markets (including personal assistance)
  • Translating from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese, copywriting in Chinese

YOU ARE: 

  • A native Chinese speaker with an exquisite command of written and spoken Chinese, and a fully fluent French and/or German-speaker with an excellent command of English
  • Proficient with Excel (market studies, budgets etc.)
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience, or interest in the film industry
  • A perfectionist, with attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Eloquent and have social skills, are capable of interacting with professionals in different sectors: film industry, public sector, artists
  • Flexible with a proactive skill set
  • Computer savvy and proficient in cloud-based applications and virtual workspaces

 

YOU WILL: 

  • Gain an oversight on different aspects of the company, including finance and production as we are small and flexible company
  • Work in a multi-lingual environment, in a friendly and motivational atmosphere with engaged and international colleagues who bring commitment and camaraderie to their work
  • Obtain valuable experience from working with our Head of Sales as well as with Philippe Bober on unique films

 

We look forward to receiving your full application with a cover letter in English at [email protected] (NB Applications without cover letter will not be considered.)

 

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