Disney ABC Television Group Director, Casting - Disney Channels Worldwide in Burbank, California
In this role as Director, Casting for Disney+ and Disney Channel, this person will oversee the casting of pilots, series and movies and guide producers in the casting process from development to pilots, series and movies casting.
Create talent idea lists for Disney+ and Disney Channel programs, as well as general casting, on an ongoing basis.
Listen to and review pitches from talent representatives as it pertains to current and future casting, and maintain and build relationships with these representatives.
Consult with executives, producers and independent casting directors on each project and advise on actors that should be considered for projects and/or development.
Scout talent at theater, comedy and film festivals, and showcases for current and future casting ideas and distribute ongoing reports that detail findings.
Basic Qualifications :
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Casting Director working in television and/or 7 years as a Casting Associate for network or cable primetime pilots/series.
Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure
Ability to assume responsibility, function effectively in team environment or independently, with minimal supervision
Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including overtime, and/or on weekends with short notice
Ability to function in a demanding environment with competing and changing priorities
Ability to recognize a need and take ownership of its completion
Ability to work as a team player within the department
Demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications :
Familiarity with IMDB, Studio System, ESN, VPO, DAX, CastIt Systems are preferable
Required Education :
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Additional Information :
- Share an assistant with another executive and then supervise that assistant along with the other executive
Job ID: 616021BR
Job Posting Company: Media Networks
ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.