Unscripted Development Executive
Our Local Originals team is in charge of all local originals productions in Japan and is working to find the most outstanding content to please our customers. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, creative and self-motivated Senior Development Executive to lead our Movies efforts in Japan.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience in both development and production, and the ability to identify strong material and talent and give creative guidance and feedback to top level writers and directors on outlines, scripts, and cuts. They must have comprehensive knowledge of top tier film talent in Japan. They are creative thinkers and problem solvers, with the drive to innovate and experiment, and can thrive in a collaborative environment but are also comfortable working autonomously. Strong interpersonal skills and project management skills are a must.
o Support the production of original movies and oversee 3rd party partners in the process.
o Source and analyze submissions based on slate goals.
o Manage all internal processes such greenlights, business reviews etc.
o Coordinate and interface with other departments including but not limited to: marketing, business affairs, legal, PR, creative, production, and post-production teams to ensure all stage of a project's lifecycle are executed properly.
o Create and manage the relationship with a wide-range of external producers in JP.
• Bachelor's degree and/or graduate degree or equivalent experience
• Extensive experience in both development and production, as a producer or commissioner with an in-depth knowledge of the Japanese movie landscape
• Excellent communication and writing skills in both Japanese and English
• Experience working with a broad network of creators, producers, production companies, writers and talent
• Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
• Creative thinker with a passion for movies who is not limited by industry norms
• Curiosity in learning about various cultures and local markets
• High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
• Creative problem-solver
• Positive, proactive and able to consistently exercise great judgement
Amazon Studios is the movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is our role to produce original content and license studio programs worldwide in exclusive service of Amazon's Prime Video customers. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help take us to new heights.