Summer Intern - Finance, Motion Picture

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 03-06-2024
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Our Emerging Talent Programs, which includes Interns, Trainees, and Finance Rotational Associates, offer unique opportunities for students, recent graduates, and emerging talent to work alongside the teams that come together to create movies, TV shows, and other great experiences. These seasonal, paid assignments provide meaningful and productive work that allows you to build on your experience and develop your skills further. You will be provided with challenging tasks, real-world experience, and many educational and social networking opportunities.

This Summer Internship is from May/June through August 30th (start and end dates are flexible based on school schedules) and all candidates must be able to work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday in the specified location. This position is ideal for a student enrolled in an accredited college or university. A hybrid work structure may or may not be available.


Division Finance oversees financial reporting and analysis for Motion Pictures Group. This team ensures timely and accurate reporting of Film Label Operations as well as the preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, multi-year plans, maintenance of film ultimates and ad hoc projects for SPE finance. As part of the day-to-day activities, Division finance supports Operational task related to Sony films and also interacts with Accounting, Participations/Residuals, and Distribution groups along with various members of the Label Operations groups to provide business insights and financial planning/analysis. Labels include Columbia, Sony Pictures Animation, TriStar, 3000 Pictures, Screen Gems, Worldwide Acquisitions, Sony Pictures International Productions and Sony Pictures Classics.

• Analyze Distribution ultimate submission by title for Columbia, SPA, Screen Gems and other labels as needed, ensuring completeness and reasonableness.
• Prepare Film Performance monthly review; provide insights on material variance from prior month's ultimate value.
• Assist in the maintenance of film models, including monthly cleanup and ensuring the latest models are uploaded into the financial system for close and Forecast/Budget.
• Prepare Monday Morning Reports for theatrical releases as needed.
• Other ad hoc reporting on smaller businesses, such as Music, Merchandise, Airlines, Virtual Reality, Wonderverse, and others.
• Prepare monthly production spend reports for Labels.
• Review and consolidate monthly development and term deal spending.
• Research participations statements to update obligations of film ultimates.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• High aptitude for financial modeling and data analysis
• Critical thinker and demonstrated experience in problem solving
• Excellent with time-management and prioritization of task to ensure timely deliverables
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic and time-sensitive environment
• Team player, personable, and strong passion to learn new concepts
• Good understanding of financials – P&L, Cash and Balance Sheet
• Proficient with Microsoft Suite – Outlook, Powerpoint, OneNote, Teams
• Knowledge of SAP is a plus

• Pursuing undergraduate degree in finance, economics, or data analyses
• Strong interest in Entertainment and Film
• Experience with Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables, Lookups, Arrays)

The anticipated base salary for this position is $19/hour. This role may also qualify for comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj0820-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $19.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.