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Walt Disney Television VP - Alternative Development (Freeform) in Burbank, California

The Freeform Current Series and Alternative Development team is seeking a Vice President to drive programming & development efforts for the unscripted department.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience

  • Strong understanding of the Freeform demographic

  • Demonstrated track record developing/producing commercially successful and/or critically acclaimed unscripted series

  • Solid knowledge of the unscripted production process

  • Strong relationships with unscripted production companies, agents, producers, etc.

  • Demonstrated creative and development skills

  • Self-motivated to develop new ideas

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management

  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

  • Under leadership of the SVP-Current Series and Alternative Development for Freeform, help grow the unscripted programming department into a valuable contributor of unique, compelling, and brand appropriate content

  • Oversee the development and current production of non-scripted series and specials

  • Self-generate show ideas and concepts, and field pitches from outside producers

  • Provide ongoing guidance on key casting decisions

  • Interface with production executives on all production issues

  • Partner with the Scheduling department on series launches, stunts and general programming needs

  • Collaborate with other Freeform departments on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.)

  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all production and programming issues

  • Develop and maintain relationships with producers and talent in the unscripted series arena

  • Manage special projects and assignments as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :

TBD

Preferred Education :

  • Demonstrated track record developing/producing commercially successful and/or critically acclaimed unscripted series

  • Solid knowledge of the unscripted production process

  • Strong relationships with unscripted production companies, agents, producers, etc.

  • Demonstrated creative and development skills

  • Self-motivated to develop new ideas

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management

  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

Company Overview :

English

Job ID: 744546BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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