ViacomCBS Manager, Live Action Develoment - Nickelodeon in Hollywood, California
About The Brand
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Overview and Responsibilities
The Nickelodeon Live Action Scripted Development team is seeking a Manager, Development. We want someone excited about working in Kids & Family space! We are currently seeking an individual who will solicit, procure, evaluate and develop scripted series -- shepherding projects from pitch through pilot production. The Manager will report to the SVP of the department. Specific responsibilities include:
Initiate and maintain outreach in the creative community.
Liaise with agents and managers to bring in new writers, directors and producers with an affinity for the kid/family audience
Read writing samples and take general meetings with writers whose voices align with the Nick brand
Bring in pitches and identify potential IP for series development
Review and evaluate loglines, pitches, treatments, and script submissions, providing clear feedback to guide writers
Create deal request memos and distribute to appropriate parties; coordinate with Business Affairs throughout negotiation process
Formulate and compile extensive creative notes during all phases of development that provide writers/directors/producers with clear, concise direction
Work with the team to identify promising projects on the slate and create decks for greenlight recommendations
Help coordinate all creative aspects of pilot production - from casting through prep and post
A minimum of 5 years of experience working in a TV/Film creative field
Exemplary writing skills and excellent knowledge of script / story structure
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Talent friendly demeanor to collaborate with writers/producers
Ability to make decisions and problem solve
Established relationships within the agency, management and development communities
Passion for the kids’ entertainment space and cultivating underrepresented voices
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
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14550