March 10, 2017

Calling All Funny Filmmakers: Lorne Michaels' Above Average is Hiring

Above Average 7 Minutes in Heaven with Mike O'Brien
Lorne Michaels' digital-first comedy production company is accepting applications now for its 18-month paid residency program.

Are you early in your filmmaking career with a particular bent toward comedy? Above Average's Residency Program may be just the break you need. The company is currently accepting applications through April 1, 2017, for this 18-month paid development experience. The purpose of the residency is to prepare and nurture talent, building their skills and industry relationships, for future opportunities within Above Average or elsewhere in the comedy entertainment landscape.

Here's one of Above Average's most popular shorts, Everyone's Upstairs Neighbors:

Above Average is an independent subsidiary of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. Above Average produces comedy videos and series designed to play across a variety of platforms, including digital devices, social media, and television. Naturally, several current and past SNL cast members have appeared in Above Average's series and one-off shorts, as well as some of the best comedic actors working today.

Open positions for the 18-month residency include:

  • Writer/Performer
  • Branded Writer
  • Creative Social Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Graphics Producer

To learn more about each of the residency opportunities, specific job responsibilities and application requirements, check out Above Average's Residency Program page here.      

Featured image: Kristen Wiig and Mike O'Brien in Above Average's series 7 Minutes in Heaven. Credit: Above Average

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Can Canadians apply, or is this for American applicants only?

March 10, 2017 at 12:44PM

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Anyone know the location of the residency? I can't seem to find that info anywhere on the site.

I'm hoping for LA, but probably in NY...

March 10, 2017 at 1:50PM, Edited March 10, 1:49PM

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