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Be Part of the Story

Head of Story (Expression of Interest)

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010731 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Apr. 15, 2020


Responsible for leading the story team.  Works closely with Director and Producer to translate story from written word to visual form. Helps to identify and solve problems of story telling be they problems of structure, narrative, character arcs, continuity, complexity, etc.  Represents the story department as creative liaison in communications with other departments throughout the production pipeline.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Director and Producer to realize their vision.
    Offers solutions to script / story problems.

  • Attends all script and story-related meetings.  Helps director to disseminate relevant information to the crew.
    Reviews all work produced by the department.
    Collaborates with Production Supervisor to manage the crew, and to strategize future goals, milestones and projects.

  • Assists in casting to artists and in dissemination of work to keep department moving toward specified goals.

  • Responsible for talent development.  Takes part in evaluation of new candidates for hire.  Serves as mentor to junior artists and new hires.  Responsible for yearly reviews of story crew which recognize strengths and identify weaknesses.

  • Fosters a spirit of collaboration, positivity and dedication.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of story structure, cinematic technique and character development.

  • Strong drawing skills and an ability to handle drama, action and comedic elements.

  • Must have worked as a story artist on a minimum of 5 animated feature films.

  • Extensive experience leading a team of artists.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with all levels of staff.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

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 Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, 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.

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