Enter the Interns
Putting together a festival of any kind is SUPER easy. All you need is the idea and a couple hours of free time each week. 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there, and boosh, you have a totally amazing and hugely successful festival. The hard part is counting all of the money.
If any of the above statements were true, I’d be writing this blog post from a hammock at a location where fall, winter and spring are known as summer part two, three and four.
The truth is that event planning is hard even if the event is just two hours long. The Film Festival spans four days, and it takes place at venues all across Lansing. It takes a lot of people and support to pull off – which is exactly why ancient executives invented the intern.
It is also believed that interns were invented to go on lunch runs, copy things, make coffee, hide bodies, and obtain narcotics for performing artists. The last two are pretty specific to the entertainment industry.
We have a rocking set of interns this year who will be sharing all kinds of festival insights and news with you by posting updates on the CCFF blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts. They are Chelsea, Amanda, Chanda, Jenn, Liz and Alex. At this time, they are more organized than the rest of the Festival coordinators could ever hope to be. For their hard work, they will be paid handsomely in t-shirts, stickers, and tickets. Maybe cookies too… but that depends on how well they hide the bodies.
-Jake “I’m gonna need a blank check” Pechtel, CCFF Entertainment Director