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VP Scripted Series – BIPOC Creator Initiative

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 782726BR Location California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Apr. 07, 2021

Job Summary:

The BIPOC Creator Initiative team is seeking a qualified candidate for a VP, Scripted Series role, to oversee development and current production of original scripted series. This VP will work with senior leadership to execute the Initiative’s mission and identify talent to collaborate with on projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the evolution of the Initiative’s creative strategy as defined by senior leadership and then execute upon it to grow unique, compelling, and brand-appropriate scripted series content.
  • Solicit, evaluate, procure, develop and oversee the production of scripted programming from pitch through series’ production, which involves but is not limited to:
    • Hearing pitches.
    • Reading & giving notes on stories, outlines and scripts.
    • Participating in hiring key cast and crew.
    • Participating in key creative decisions regarding physical production.
    • Visit sets for shoots when needed to protect network interests.
    • Watching cuts and giving notes.
    • Staffing writers for series.
  • Provide specific feedback to production partners on creative at all stages of development to ensure delivery of the creative vision.
  • Interface with studio and production executives on pilot and series production issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with talent (producers/production companies, studios, agents, writers, directors, actors, etc.), identifying the creators and show runners of tomorrow and actively pursuing business with them.
  • Serve as point of contact with the creative community to identify and develop new projects.
  • Collaborate with other departments at TWDC on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.).
  • Manage special projects and assignments as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Support the evolution of the Initiative’s creative strategy as defined by senior leadership and then execute upon it to grow unique, compelling, and brand-appropriate scripted series content.
  • Solicit, evaluate, procure, develop and oversee the production of scripted programming from pitch through series’ production, which involves but is not limited to:
  • Hearing pitches.
  • Reading & giving notes on stories, outlines and scripts.
  • Participating in hiring key cast and crew.
  • Participating in key creative decisions regarding physical production.
  • Visit sets for shoots when needed to protect network interests.
  • Watching cuts and giving notes.
  • Staffing writers for series.
  • Provide specific feedback to production partners on creative at all stages of development to ensure delivery of the creative vision.
  • Interface with studio and production executives on pilot and series production issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with talent (producers/production companies, studios, agents, writers, directors, actors, etc.), identifying the creators and show runners of tomorrow and actively pursuing business with them.
  • Serve as point of contact with the creative community to identify and develop new projects.
  • Collaborate with other departments at TWDC on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.).
  • Manage special projects and assignments as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing content for non-linear platforms.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


About General Entertainment Content:

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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