Sydney's Melanie Jayne is the winner of the 2016 Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, valued at $20,000.
Jayne is a graduate of Sydney University and Sydney Film School, and will spend her three-month placement in the LA offices of both Village Roadshow and Animal Logic.
The internship is awarded to film business undergraduate students and recent graduates who demonstrate significant potential in their area of expertise.
"I am excited to have been offered this internship and cannot wait to commence what will be an enlightening and inspiring experience", Jayne said.
"I look forward to making the most of the opportunity to build upon my skills, knowledge and networks for a future career in film”.
“I am filled with gratitude to Australians in Film, Animal Logic and Village Roadshow for generously offering such a fantastic opportunity to Australians aspiring to break into the film industry".
President of Australians in Film Simonne Overend said, “We were really impressed by Melanie’s passion and commitment to learning all aspects of the film business, which this internship will provide".
"This really is a wonderful opportunity, and Melanie will experience a tremendous learning curve over the next three months working with the best in the business at Village Roadshow and Animal Logic Entertainment.”
The internship was launched in 2014 as part of AIF’s mission to serve as a bridge between the US and Australian screen industries.
Applications for the 2017 placement will open mid year.