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DreamWorks Feature - Director, Development

NBCUniversal, LLC, Glendale, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


  • Work to maintain and grow the DreamWorks Animation film slate.
  • Support the goals of the Development Department as a contributing member of the team.
  • Collaborate with key creatives (Producers, Directors, Writers) on development projects, taking initiative to move projects forward.
  • Provide clear and supportive feedback to creative teams at all stages of development and production, including but not limited to notes documents.
  • Develop and grow relationships with management companies and talent agencies in order to find new writers, artists, directors, producers; and to source new projects.
  • Be able to present ideas to executive leadership in a clear, articulate and engaging manner.
  • Work closely with the Director and Producing team in a sometimes day-to-day capacity on films, dependent on need.
  • Develop processes and workflows to maximize internal resources.
  • Be a creative ambassador and build a culture of creative thinking and innovation with internal teams.


5 years of development experience in film or related content.

· Excellent people management skills, including the ability to correctly read people and their needs.

· Strong communication and leadership ability.

· Relationships in the film development and production space, including, but not limited to, agents, managers and producers.

· An artist friendly personality, someone who deeply values the creative process.

· A proven track record of developing extraordinary content.

· Experience at a feature studio and/or production company.

· Familiarity with the process of animation production and knowledge of the animation production community.

· A strong desire to innovate, learn and grow.

· Significant experience leading development teams and delivering smart, relevant creative ideation.

· Strong interpersonal skills capable of building positive relationships both inside and outside the company.

· Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education.

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.

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We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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. We take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Join us.

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