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ViacomCBS Vice President, Original Movies & Limited Series in Hollywood, California

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

The Vice President, Original Movies and Limited Series will play a meaningful role in the continued growth and launch of the Original Movies and Limited Series division in the Entertainment & Youth Group (MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop, CMT, VH1, TVLand, Logo). The unit’s directive is to mine the ViacomCBS library of IP for new original movies and limited series for networks in the portfolio as well as other outlets across the company, including CBS, Channel 5, Network 10 and Paramount Plus. This position will report to the EVP, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series and have responsibility in all aspects of development and production. They will:

  • Oversee a slate of movies and original series for our brands/studio from start to finish: idea generation, script development, casting, etc.

  • Solicit appropriate programming and evaluate new submissions for our portfolio of brands

  • Research, source and develop internal IP that aligns with our brands for new creative spins

  • Build, develop and implement long term strategies for the division to endure continued growth

  • Manage team as department grows

  • Create and maintain a database of writers and directors

  • Liaison between the various departments within our division (production, BALA, talent, etc)

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of scripted/movie development experience at a network, studio, streamer or production company

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have established and strong relationships with producers, directors, writers, agents, talent, and the creative community in general

  • Must be able to independently supervise the development of a project from treatment through production, working in conjunction with our production group

  • Strong writing skills; must be proficient at writing network notes on scripts and cuts

  • Strong story development skills, and the ability to build a collaborative environment with producers, writers, and directors

  • Must have strong communication skills

  • Must be motivated, organized, and a self-starter

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 | US-NY-New York

Brand Entertainment & Youth Brands

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14598