• Director, Live Action Development-Nickelodeon

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Live Action Series Development team is seeking a qualified candidate for a Director, Development role. This individual will solicit, procure, evaluate, and develop scripted series -- shepherding projects from pitch through pilot production. The Director will report to the SVP of the department.


    • 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; follow up on status of deals throughout negotiation process
    • 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 oversee all creative aspects of pilot production - from casting through prep and post

    Basic Qualifications

    • A minimum of 5 years of development or equivalent experience
    • TV/FILM development/production experience; multi-cam series development experience a must
    • Exemplary writing skills and excellent knowledge of script / story structure
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Passion for the kids’ entertainment space
    • Talent friendly demeanor to collaborate with writers/producers
    • Ability to make decisions and problem solve
    • Must have established relationships with writing, directing and producing talent with multi-cam expertise, and within the agency, management and development communities


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