VP Production Development

Posted: 12/18/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Summary:
The VP, Production Development will source, procure and manage film projects at various stages, budget sizes and genres for the Focus Features slate.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Finds and acquires development projects in keeping with Focus’s overall slate strategy (pitches, specs, blinds, books, articles, podcasts etc.) and packages as and when.
  • Project manages films (s)he has brought in, and those s(he) is assigned to, from development through to release as appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key providers and NBCUniversal colleagues, in conjunction with department leaders and other executives.
  • Specifically knowledgeable and maintains a robust knowledge of writers to engage with at each stage of a project.
  • Identifies and establishes relationships with both established and emerging filmmakers.
  • In conjunction with department leaders, manages junior creative on each project s(he) is leading.


  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in scripted content development or production.


    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

  • Experience within the film industry at a studio or film production company is highly preferred.
  • Proven track record and expertise working on films from development through to post-production and all the responsibilities that process requires in terms of providing notes, managing filmmaker relationships, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of story structure.
  • Track record of working effectively with peers, colleagues, and superiors, with a special emphasis on communicating creative goals and the value of intellectual properties to various constituents.
  • Well-established relationships in the film development and production space, including, but not limited to, agents, managers, writers, directors, and producers.
  • An artist-friendly personality, someone who deeply values the creative process.

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