XXX S. Knott Avenue, Apt. X
Anaheim, CA 92804
May 14, 2015
Ms. Blanca Lista, Director of Feature Development
Ms. Meghan Sheridan, Director of Children's Entertainment
The Jim Henson Company
1416 N. La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
Dear Ms. Lista and Ms. Sheridan,
This letter is to express my avid interest in applying for the Creative Affairs Internship opportunity posted on Henson.com. As a college senior majoring n Radio-TV-Film, possessing work experience and a keen interest in the type of work the Henson company does, I feel I am well suited for the internship.
My education has provided me with foundational knowledge and experience pertinent to a career in the entertainment field, particularly in the area of film and television development. For example, in my Film-TV Industry class, I learned about current industry practices and trends from various guest speakers now working in the entertainment field, and I got the chance to apply that knowledge while working with other students on pitching a mock film idea to the class (as well as producing a behind-the-scenes video to accompany the pitch). Similarly, in my Scriptwriting: Sitcom class, I wrote beat sheets, a show bibe, and a full spec script as part of the assigned coursework. I also pitched my idea for a new sitcom to the class, and read other students' spec scripts during table reads.
In addition to these educational experiences, I have performed various office duties in the jobs I have held. For the last several semester, I have been serving as the office assistant in the Radio-TV-Film Department where I am continuing to sharpen my professionalism, multi-tasking and organizational skills, and really learn my way around MS Outlook.
Altogether, I feel what I have learned at California State University Fullerton makes me an ideal candidate for this position, and I would be highly honored to be given the chance to work for this innovative and iconic company. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule and interview.