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ViacomCBS Director, Films - Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live Action Studios in Hollywood, California

About The Brand

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its film and television studios. Since 2012, Awesomeness has created original programming and cultivated an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness' world-wide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and London.

Overview and Responsibilities

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its film and television studios. Since 2012, Awesomeness has created original programming and cultivated an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness’ world-wide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and London.

Are you a Creative Exec who has worked in film development? If so, Nickelodeon - Awesomeness Live Action Studios is in search of an experienced film executive to join the team as Director! This role is responsible for all aspects of film development, sourcing and developing theatrical content. This exciting opportunity will have you lead the film acquisition and creative production process across Live Action for both Nickelodeon and Awesomeness!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead an active slate of development projects and actively support EVP, Films in maintaining a pipeline of compelling, engaging and producible content

  • Solicit appropriate development projects and evaluate new submissions, providing detailed coverage and/or script notes as needed

  • Oversee the pitch, acquisition and development process

  • Daily collaboration with production management team on budget and scheduling

  • Create and maintain an active industry database, developing strong relationships with the creative community – agents, writers, producers, talent, etc.

  • Liaise between the development department and all other network departments including Marketing, Sales, Publicity, Casting, Production, Digital, Scheduling and Business and Legal Affairs necessary to track and support the successful progression of development projects through to finishing

  • Partner closely with the EVP, Films and Head of Nickelodeon/Awesomeness Live Action Studio to ensure the vision of all Awesomeness film content aligns with the company-wide goals we will achieve- revenue and marketing objectives, as well as the mission and messaging of the brand

  • Stay on the pulse of industry trends and maintain an active presence at relevant andexciting industry events that we attend for television and film

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years of development experience in the film industry

  • Minimum 2 years in creative executive capacity, specializing in film development

  • Strong knowledge of film industry and digital streaming space

  • Strong relationships with industry talent, agents, managers, writers and producers

  • Experience in overseeing and/or supporting the pitch process for a production company and/or or studio

  • We need someone with a good eye for talent and hands on experience giving notes to creators on outlines and scripts

Additional Qualifications

  • We need someone with a good eye for talent and hands on experience giving notes to creators on outlines and scripts

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA

Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood

Brand Awesomeness TV

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14286

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