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Director, Development/Production - Animation

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012631 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Television Date posted Sep. 10, 2021

Job Summary:


20th Television

Twentieth Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.


Director of Animation – Production/Development

20th Television Animation – Disney General Entertainment Content

Manage ongoing series and development by attending creative meetings, taking regular pitch meetings, reviewing submissions, and by researching and connecting with potential producers and talent. Continually track and oversee projects through all stages of development and current programming including casting, production, and delivery, and integrate with other Disney/20th departments such as publicity, promotion and marketing. 

Candidates must have a passion for Animation and be confident working in a dynamic team environment that offers a lot of inclusivity and exposure to the highest level projects and executives in TV Animation.

  • For Development

    • Take pitches and general meetings with potential talent.

    • Review & track submissions of scripts from agents and managers.

    • Heavy focus on finding unidentified talent and opportunities; excited about the pursuit of projects and dedicated to the creativity and hustle needed to discover new prospects.

    • Provide ongoing research of various producers, animation production companies, and writers, as well as attend animation showcases and festivals.

    • Maintain relationships w/ producers, agents, etc. through regular communication and meetings.

    • Help us become aware of noteworthy producers and potential talent, get an idea of the competitive landscape, and stay in tune with various projects in development.

  • For Current Production

    • Review and give feedback on all cuts and scripts.

    • Attend table reads and give feedback on the script.

    • Connect with other internal departments by attending staff meetings and coordinating with marketing, business affairs, sales, scheduling, etc to make sure you are up to date on all aspects of the show.

    • Keep up to date on other competitive programming to familiarize yourself with the market and where animation is headed as an industry.

  • Other Duties

    • Provide organizational and technical support in regards to pitch meetings and presentations, as well as any technical needs that help enhance communication within the dept.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in related industry position

  • Excellent communication (verbally and written), social skills, friendly

  • Decision making, organization, prioritizing, and accuracy

  • MS Office and internet applications

  • Understanding of TV development process, have relevant and established relationships within industry.

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 20th Television:

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 20th Television, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Television.

20th Television 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 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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