Disney ABC Television Group Manager - Development in Burbank, California

The Freeform Original Programming & Development team is seeking a qualified candidate for Manager, Development role. This individual will be a member of the creative team and help the network build its new brand through the development of innovative scripted series.

Responsibilities :

  • Implement the creative strategy as defined by the SVP of Programming & Development to grow unique, compelling, and Freeform brand-appropriate content

  • Oversee the development and current production of scripted series

  • Track, solicit, evaluate, procure, develop and oversee the production of scripted programming from pitch to 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

  • Field pitches from outside producers

  • Interface with production executives on pilot production issues

  • Partner with the Scheduling department on series launches, stunts and general programming needs

  • Collaborate with other Freeform departments on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.)

  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all production and programming issues

  • Manage special projects and assignments as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience developing and/or producing scripted series

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the scripted production process

  • Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, producers, etc.

  • Demonstrated creative and development skills

  • Self-motivated to develop new ideas

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management

  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Strong understanding of the Freeform demographic

  • Experience at a studio or large production company selling projects to TV networks

Preferred Education :

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Job ID: 600343BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC, Inc. 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.