DreamWorks TV - Director, Development

Posted: 12/18/2019

Location: Glendale, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Art, Creative
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Position Overview:
DreamWorks Animation Television is seeking a Director of Development with a focus on animated TV series. The ideal candidate will have successfully developed TV series or motion pictures in the past, have strong agency relationships, have a strong network of artists and writers, and understand the issues that arise in development and production of television series.

  • Collaborates with key creatives (Producers, Writers, and Artists) on development projects
  • Identifies and cultivates fresh ideas
  • Takes initiative and works with creative teams to move projects forward
  • Interprets and translates notes from creative discussions and ensures timely distribution to Executives and Talent
  • Provides notes and creative input on scripts and reading materials with a strong knowledge of story structure and character development
  • Gives clear and supportive feedback to creative teams
  • Builds rapport and maintains relationships with management companies and talent agencies in an effort to find new writers, artists and directors
  • Sources possible materials, books, stories and scripts for consideration in future television Projects
  • Independently identifies potential talent (i.e. Directors, Animators) to share with Executives
  • Fosters close working relationships with creative teams
  • Actively participates in the creative and development process to generate scripts and character designs as well as pitch documents
  • Collaborates with other Development Executives on projects and works well in a team setting to support and improve all projects in development

  • • 6+ years of experience in development in either Film or Television or a related media field

    • Experience in comedy development highly desired
    • Excellent people management skills, including strong communication and leadership ability
    • A proven track record of developing extraordinary content
    • Experience at a TV network, content platform or premiere producer highly preferable
    • A strong desire to innovate
    • Outstanding presentation skills

    From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

    Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

    DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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