Director, Development Heyday TV

Posted: 1/1/2020

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Director, Development, Heyday Television, will work with Heyday executives in the UK and US, and with studio partners to develop, package, and sell series for streaming, cable and broadcast networks, and other platforms. The ideal candidate will have successfully developed TV series 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.

  • Help develop a slate of scripted programming for Heyday Television.
  • Ensure a consistent level of quality is achieved and maintained on all scripted creative fronts.
  • Develop new projects, including identifying and securing new talent for projects in development.
  • Introduce new writers to the company with the potential for future development.
  • Build rapport and maintain relationships with management companies and talent agencies to find new writers, artists and directors.
  • Sources possible materials, books, stories and scripts for consideration in future television projects.
  • Leverage existing relationships at broadcast and cable networks, their parent companies, and emerging digital distribution platforms to help the sales process.
  • Collaborate with other development executives on projects and work well in a team setting to support and improve all projects in development.
  • Foster a culture of creative risk-taking and fiscal responsibility.

  • Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum eight (8) years related experience.

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California

  • Experience developing scripted television series.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain extensive and productive relationships with various buyers, creative talent, production companies, and the agency community.
  • 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.
  • Proven success in wooing and managing talent.
  • Proven success in program sales.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

    International Studios delivers award-winning international television to millions across the globe. Based in London, NBCUniversal International Studios’ in-house production labels include: Carnival Films, Monkey Kingdom and Australian-based Matchbox Pictures. Additionally, NBCUniversal International Studios operates a joint production venture with Working Title Television and Heyday Television, owns an equity stake in LARK Productions in Canada (Motive) and has a first look deal with Hardy Son & Baker and 87 Films. It also operates a prolific global formats business, which licenses and produces content in over 70 territories worldwide.

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