Research Fellowship at MPii

Research fellows at MPii are typically early to mid-career professionals who are studying a particular aspect of our industry as part of preparing themselves to the next stage or level of their career.  This prestigious position provides unique access to some of the most knowledgeable, experienced,  and master-level professionals in the industry, as part of high-level targeted research projects, which the fellows themselves often design.

For example, typical research subjects and areas of focus are:

The Story Development Process

Legal and Financing of Entertainment Projects

Diversity, Gender and Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry

On-set Protocols and Safety

New Trends in Marketing and Distribution of Entertainment

New Technology in Motion Picture Production and Distribution

Career Strategies Best Practices in Entertainment Industry

It is a part-time position, intended for someone who is currently working in the industry, or has successfully completed internships and is currently studying at the grad-school level or who is working in another industry are are looking to  transition.

A fellowship at MPii is a respected thing to have earned on your resume, as it means you have completed a 9 month + commitment of work and study of a specific area of our industry under the guidance and mentorship of one or more of our senior advisors. In fact, over the years many of our fellows have used their fellowship as a tuition-free alternative to graduate-level film school.

If you’re interested in learning more about the fellowship program at MPii, get the information packet, which includes the application process.