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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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Qualifications

  • 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


Brand Nickelodeon

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14550