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Director, Animation Short Form Development

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 596182BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Nov. 08, 2018

Job Summary:

The Director, Animation & Short Form Development will be responsible for partnering with the VP, Animation & Live Action Series Development and VP, Franchise Content to develop and produce animated content.


  • Develops new concepts for original short form animated content and co-productions that are aligned with companywide franchise strategy, marketing objectives, and transmedia efforts.

  • Acts as the key point of contact for lead creatives, producers, and other production partners internationally and outside the company on assigned projects.

  • Generates clear and cogent verbal and written feedback on all story materials related to content throughout all phases of development and production.

  • Acts as “current” series executive giving written and verbal feedback on all aspects of shows in production, as assigned by VP.

  • Participates in creative meetings involving executives, and key creative leadership teams related to all Lucasfilm storytelling.

  • Acts as proxy for VP, as necessary, across internal meetings and with various lines of business.

  • Organizes systems and written materials to support various series across other lines of business, acting as a liaison for marketing, PR, publishing, and consumer products.

  • Attends creative meetings, recording sessions and other production related sessions as necessary.

  • Generates talent lists and obtains availability information as requested by VP, Development or VP, Franchise for open writing and directing assignments.

  • Acts as a point of contact for agents and managers, and develops strong relationships with talent representatives.

  • Conducts general meetings with potential writing and directing talent and logs results of these meetings.

  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with creative talent, especially writers and filmmakers. Stays aware of emerging talent in the animation, television, and streaming space.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years development experience required, preferably within Animation, Television or Online/Digital.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in film, English, creative writing, theatre, communications or related field, preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of management and with diverse personalities and work styles.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high-pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrable flexibility, professionalism, and finesse when handling the multiple and diverse demands of a creative environment.
  • Effective collaborator with creative contributors.

About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC 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.

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