The Walt Disney Company Manager, Film in Burbank, California

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney SVOD service coming in 2019 and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DTCI aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Responsibilities :

  • Partnering with development teams across TWDC segments, to track, solicit, evaluate and procure original ideas and IP for scripted films for the DTC streaming service.

  • Identifying both established and up-and-coming writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers and playwrights for the scripted team to pursue for future projects.

  • Developing and strengthening relationships with studio executives, producers, managers and agents to stay on top of IP, pitches and specs in the marketplace.

  • Reading incoming script and book submissions and providing thoughtful feedback and evaluation for the team to consider.

  • Tracking the competitive film landscape across all studios and SVOD platforms and staying up-to-date on latest creative trends throughout the industry.

  • Managing and updating internal development and tracking grids, preparing materials for internal meetings and generating writer/director lists for relevant internal projects.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong critical thinking skills, a creative mindset, appetite for content

  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience at a Studio, Production Company, Literary Agency or Talent Agency. Previous experience in creative development.

  • Working knowledge of the major players in the industry, including the major executives and writers/directors

  • Strong relationships within the creative community.

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain strong working relationships and ability to interface with varied levels of management.

  • Ability to work with confidential information.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and flexible.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work on many projects simultaneously.

  • Meticulous attention to detail.

  • Strategic, creative, and entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail

  • Must be open to thinking outside of traditional models.

  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management, staff, and external professionals.

  • Passion and insight into The Walt Disney Company segments, brands and franchises, the elements that define them, and expertise to build further audience engagement.

  • Strong emotional intelligence and collaborative spirit.

  • Can manage multiple projects in varying stages of development.

  • Able to lead people (both direct teams and indirect teams) to deliver above expectations.

  • Highly organized with excellent follow through.

  • Proven ability to work across a matrixed organization while also able to self-motivate.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive working in an extremely fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Digital Media and Entertainment, particularly SVOD experience, preferred.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably a degree in Business, Communications, Cinema/Television or related field

Preferred Education :

  • Advanced degree preferred

Job ID: 604826BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International