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VP - Programming & Development

Burbank, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
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  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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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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