VP, Original Series - Disney Channels

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Disney ABC Television Group

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VP, Original Series (Disney Channels)
  • Oversee live-action development slate. Oversee script development, pilot production, and early episodes of new series.
  • Organize and evaluate pitches for potential live-action projects.
  • Make presentations and internal network pitches on new properties.
  • Generate ideas for new show concepts and characters.
  • Develop and manage relationships with creative community, including writer/producers, agents, and managers.
  • Track competitive development/programming.
  • Manage writer/producers and provide creative feedback on new live-action projects. Guide creators from the pitch stage, through outline, drafts, and production. Formulate and draft notes on scripts and cuts.
  • Work closely with research department to track kid trends, interests, values, and tween pop culture.
  • Identify and recommend creators, showrunners, staff writers of all levels, and directors. Evaluate samples and submissions. Attend showcases and film festivals to scout for new creative talent.
  • Oversight of Disney Storytellers program to discover fresh new voices for the network.
Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in television development and/or current series production.
  • Experienced in team management/development.
  • Strong creative reputation, network of contacts and relationships.
  • Excellent writing skills and knowledge of script structure.
  • Ability to manage creative talent.
  • Deep knowledge of target audience.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Clear-thinking, and straightforward approach to problem-solving and decision making.
  • Strong ability to build working relationships with other Disney departments and executives.
  • Excellent verbal/presentational and writing skills.
  • Ability to visit sets and travel to production locations.
Preferred Education Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience. Additional InformationEqual Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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Burbank, CA, United States
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As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

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