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Boss Films Collection Processing Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold) 



Boss Film Studio was a major special effects house in the 80s and 90s, providing effects for films such as Die Hard, Ghostbusters, and Waterworld. After the studio’s closure in 1997, much of its film material eventually found its way to the Academy’s Film Archive.


In processing this collection, you will gain experience in the everyday workings of a film archive, be introduced to our cataloging and collection management systems, and develop skills in how to properly handle and inspect film and video material.



  • Inspection and evaluation of archival materials, including 35mm, 65mm, and 70mm film, as well as some video material.
  • Research and identification of material in collection.
  • Entry of catalog records in our in-house database.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in film archiving, film production, library and information science, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in film history, production, and technology, particularly special effects and/or large format film.
  • Film-handling experience desired, but not required.
  • An inquisitive nature with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to lift and move at least 40 lbs.


This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page:

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Boss Films Collection Processing Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/16/2019  
Location Hollywood  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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