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

Disney ABC Television Group is looking for a Director, 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, 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

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 7+ years development or equivalent experience

  • Features production experience

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience

Job ID: 621765BR

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.