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.

Responsibilities :

  • 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 :

  • SAP experience

  • Familiarity with IMDB, Studio System, ESN, VPO, DAX, CastIt Systems are preferable

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information :

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Share an assistant with another executive and then supervise that assistant along with the other executive

Job ID: 616021BR

Location: Burbank,California

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.