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Inklings Fellowship for Christian Filmmakers and Producers

Training Tomorrow's Entertainment Executives

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A fully funded and paid summer program, the Movieguide® Inklings Fellowship is designed to disciple and train the next generation of content creators to wield the most powerful tool in history—entertainment media.

Benefits include:

  • Completely paid room & board, plus a stipend
  • Red carpets, premieres & tours
  • Mentorship by industry professionals
  • Rare, hands-on experience & vocational exploration
  • A community with like-minded Christian leaders
  • Lectures taught by internationally acclaimed critic Dr. Ted Baehr
  • The opportunity to launch a career in entertainment

The ideal fellow is a graduating senior or young professional with at least a BS or BA degree, in addition to having an eye for creativity and a mind for business. If you are an undergrad or high school student, we invite you to apply to our internship program

From mid-June through September, and located in the Los Angeles area, the fellowship provides an intensive training opportunity for a small group of rising leaders in the entertainment industry. Living in community together, fellows are trained in how to effectively bring entertainment projects from conception to the big screen. 

We are looking for the best and the brightest of rising Christian leaders to take part in this intensive program. The application closes on March 1st, 2024, or until all spots are filled.

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FAQs

Who is the fellowship for? 

The fellowship is designed for people specifically interested in the business and producing side of film, not individuals who are only interested in production or post-production.

Is the fellowship open to internationals?
Yes, the fellowship is open to applicants worldwide.
How much is the stipend?

Fellows will receive $315 a week, plus fully covered room and board.

What is the living situation?

Male fellows and female fellows will each have their own apartment complex with access to gym, pool, and clubhouse amenities located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Some fellows may share a room within the apartment. If you are married, you may arrange your own housing in order to live with your spouse, as the housing accommodations provided will only cover fellows.

Will the apartment be furnished?

Yes, bedding, kitchenware, and furniture will be provided. 

How will transportation work?

Fellows are responsible for travel to our location and will need a car for daily commute to our Camarillo campus.

How many fellows will be chosen?

Three men and three women will be selected for a total of six fellows.

How is the fellowship structured?

During the beginning portion, fellows will hear seminars from industry professionals, learn about the ins and outs of the movie business, and pick a capstone project of interest. Next, they will participate in Dr. Ted Baehr's internationally acclaimed course: How to Succeed in Hollywood Without Losing Your Soul, where they will learn about successful screenwriting and the business of making profitable films. Shortly after, fellows will start externships—whether on set, in a studio, or at an office—to gain hands-on experience working on real-world projects. In the final phase, fellows will reflect on their experience and engage in vocational exploration with mentorship support as they transition to their next step. Throughout the fellowship, fellows may receive opportunities to go on tours and attend events, such as red carpet premieres, networking parties, or press junkets, among other exciting opportunities.

What if I have additional questions?

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we unfortunately are not able to answer any questions by phone. However, you may email careers@movieguide.org and we will respond to any questions that are not covered in this FAQ.

Who We Are

We've consulted hundreds of projects and mentored countless people who have gone on to make powerful, God-honoring content.


One of our mentees signed a multi-year deal with Ron Howard and another saw his project spend over three months on Netflix's most watched list.

With over four decades of relationships in Hollywood, we provide fellows unique access to insider information on the industry.

 

Our rich network also positions us to help fellows build strategic career relationships that will enhance their impact upon graduation.

Our founder, Dr. Ted Baehr, is particularly gifted in mentorship and training. He has authored 37 books and has headed film divisions at two prestigious universities. He has consulted on countless projects for all the major studios.

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