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Director, Series

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011931 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Century Studios Date posted May. 26, 2021

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

20th Century Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Director Series, 20th Television

Job Description

20th Television seeks a qualified candidate for a Director, Series position to drive the creative execution and delivery of assigned existing series.

Responsibilities

  • Manage current programming responsibilities on multiple shows to help cultivate unique, compelling and brand-appropriate scripted series content. 
  • Support the creative development of existing shows, involving but not limited to:
    • Reading and giving notes on stories, outlines and scripts.
    • Supervising the staffing of writers and directors.
    • Watching and giving notes on dailies and rough cuts.
    • On-set coverage of productions when necessary.
    • Serving as a facilitator, arbitrator, mediator, coach, tie-breaker, etc. with talent.
  • Seek direct feedback from the SVP, Current Programming on work-related priorities.
  • Collaborate with other 20th Television departments on various issues as needed (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.)
  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with network partners and outside producers on all production and creative issues.
  • Manage special projects and assignments as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Significant experience working at a studio, network, or streamer in development or current programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the scripted series production process.
  • Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, producers, etc.
  • Demonstrated creative and story development skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in 20th Television content and target demographics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects.
  • A passionate commitment to quality entertainment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high energy environment.
  • A team player who works well with others.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Location 

  • Burbank, CA

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 Century Studios:

Twentieth Century Studios 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.

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 Fox Television Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call 20th Century Studios.

Fox Television 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, 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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