Director of Development
ConfidentialNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Oscar-winning filmmakers seek a new Director of Development to be a key member of the development team, working across both series and feature projects. The Director of Development will work closely with the VP of Development and Production to expand on existing ideas and content as well as source new stories. Content focus is primarily nonfiction, but with an eye to fiction stories as well.
The ideal candidate will be:
-an excellent writer with strong research skills.
-a voracious reader of articles, books, and news, and consumer of other media, including podcasts, other media.
-able to develop ideas that originate from both internal sources as well as source original ideas.
-someone with a strong understanding of documentary narrative and how to shape story and character.
-someone with an understanding of the entertainment marketplace, competitive projects, and industry trends.
-able to visualize stories and storyboards and oversee the creation of development materials including pitch decks, treatments and storyboards.
-someone with knowledge of and relationships within the production industry, particularly in the documentary industry.
able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively within a small team.?
Must have prior nonfiction development experience, and nonfiction series development experience strongly preferred. This is a full time position located in NYC.
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