Director, Development

Job Purpose:The Director, Development will report to and work with the SVP, Co-Head of Development to develop new broadcast, cable and streaming series for Universal Content Productions. Essential Responsibilities:Field pitches, identify trends, and help establish the strategic development goals Develop new programming, including identifying and securing new talent for projects in development Identify new business opportunities, pursuing potential deals where appropriateIdentifying and pursing IP opportunities across all mediaFind develop and pitch new material to senior managementProvide notes on stories, outlines, scripts and cuts for projects in developmentIntroduce new writers with the potential for future development Work with Business Affairs to close talent and production dealsWork with UCP Production, Executive Producers and network/streaming outlet to ensure concepts are fully realized in production.Supervise the production of multiple pilots/series Work with Executive Producers and UCP Production to solve budget issues.Build and maintain relationships with executives, producers, directors, and production companiesServe as liaison between production and other network departments including publicity, marketing, finance, etc.

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