Manager, Live Action Develoment - Nickelodeon

Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
Job Locations
US-CA-HOLLYWOOD
Brand
Nickelodeon
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2020-14550

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

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