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.
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
Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International