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VP - Programming & Development

Burbank, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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The Freeform Original Programming team is seeking a qualified candidate for a VP, Programming & Development role. This executive will be a senior member of the creative team and help the network build its brand through the development of innovative scripted series.


Responsibilities :


Implement the creative strategy as defined by the senior leadership team to grow unique, compelling, and Freeform brand-appropriate scripted series content


Develop and oversee the production of scripted series from pitch through pilot


Develop and maintain relationships with talent (writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, playwrights), identifying the creators and show runners of tomorrow and actively pursuing business with them


Generate new show ideas/concepts and field pitches from outside producers


Interface with studio and production executives on pilot and series production issues


Partner with all network Scheduling department on series launches, stunts, press, marketing and general programming needs


Collaborate with other Freeform departments on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.) through development and production


Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio and outside producers on all development, production and programming issues


Manage special projects and assignments as required


Lead and mentor more junior team members


Manage an administrative assistant


Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications :


Significant experience developing and/or producing commercially successful scripted series


Demonstrated knowledge of the creative process from concept through pilot production


Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, writers, directors, producers, etc.


Demonstrated creative and development skills


Self-motivated to develop new ideas and build new talent relationships


Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management


Ability to multitask and manage complex projects


Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills


Be proficient in multiple forms of social media


Preferred Qualifications:


Strong understanding of the Freeform demographic


Experience at a studio or large production company selling projects to TV networks


Meaningful experience developing scripted drama series


Required Education :


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


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