Disney ABC Television Group Director-Disney Channel Original Movies in Burbank, California

Director, Disney Channel Original Movies

Responsibilities :

  • Must have numerous and established relationships with writing, directing and producing talent, and within the agency, management and development communities

  • Be able to identify new and upcoming writers, directors and producers with an affinity for the kid/tween/family audience

  • Work closely with research department to track kid interests, values, and tween pop culture and self generate concepts for DCOMS (for DISNEY CHANNEL and new DIRECT TO CONSUMER SERVICE)

  • Consistently bring in material for new development projects from a variety of sources including pitches, books, articles, life rights, remakes, etc. that Disney can wholly own and have the potential to turn into franchises

  • Track current and upcoming children's books, toys, true stories and trends in the zeitgeist that would make viable TV movies

  • Generate detailed analysis of potential material

  • Compile extensive creative notes during all phases of development that provide writers/directors/producers with clear, concise direction.

  • Work with VP’s Development to help oversee all creative aspects of production - from casting through prep and post - and generate comprehensive notes on cuts / vfx / music

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 5 years of development or equivalent experience

  • TV/FILM production experience

  • Exemplary writing skills and excellent knowledge of script / story structure

  • Superior ability to lead meetings, present and communicate effectively

  • Passion for the kids’ entertainment space

  • Talent friendly demeanor to collaborate with writers/producers

  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve

  • Flexibility to work extended hours as needed

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer--Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Job ID: 520870BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks