Internship Spotlight: Maven Screen Media

Current Tufts student Maya Pockrose shared the following about being an Intern at Maven Screen Media

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I mostly did script coverage, which means I was reading film and TV scripts and writing a synopsis and evaluation of different aspects of the stories. I also did research tasks and compiled industry news with my fellow interns.

How did you find this internship?
I found this internship through a friend. He had previously worked at the company and recommended that I apply.

What did you enjoy most about your internship?
I most enjoyed gaining an understanding of the film and TV industry from the inside. I now understand much better what production companies look for in a script, and the various elements that comprise a production that is simultaneously high-quality, socially meaningful and also marketable.

What did you find challenging?
I found it a bit challenging at first to complete script coverage since I had never done anything like it before, but over the course of my internship I improved and now feel I am able to write informative but concise coverage.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?
I would say not to be afraid to ask for feedback or ask questions; it’s how you learn and know how to improve! At times I was nervous to ask for feedback or clarification, but ultimately it helps both you and the company to be clear about what they want and how you can provide it.

About the Organization

Maven Screen Media (“Maven”) is a UK-focused private media and entertainment development, production, and advisory company founded in 2020 by Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler. Maven is dedicated to producing multi-platform film and television content and increasing representation for women in front of and behind the camera.

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director