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Director-Disney Channel Original Movies

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 520870BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Brand Disney ABC Television Group,Disney Channel Date posted 01/26/2018
Director, Disney Channel Original Movies


  • 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
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