Nathan Marcus, 19,
What are you doing this summer?
I am interning at Marc Platt Productions.
How did you decide on this activity/job?
I hope to enter into the film industry after college.
Brief description of what you're doing.
Mostly script reading of both possible new movies for the company to take on, and movies that are in the works already; And as always a little bit of gopher work (i.e. making sure printers have paper, re-stocking the fridge, going to the mail room).
Were you self-motivated or did someone suggest it?
Self motivated; I've been obsessed with movies and cinematography for a long time and have made multiple independent movies.
What are you learning from your experiences this summer?
Everything about the film industry: What goes into making a movie, from all the work that is put in before a movie even starts shooting (screen writing, casting, fundraising, etc.), to all the editing and publicizing that's done after—it's a very long process.
(Also unfortunately learning a lot about the bureaucracy of the industry and the hunger for money that drives Hollywood).
What are your future goals?
I know I want to work in the film industry. This summer I am interning at a production company to learn everything that it takes to put a movie together, but my real goal is to direct a movie.