Full Time Job

Director, Production


Burbank, CA 03-22-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Director, Production is responsible for overseeing aspects of animated and live action film development for Disney Live Action.

• Supports senior executives in the development of animated and live action for streaming and theatrical films
• Sources and assesses creative submissions and identifies concepts that work with the Disney Live Action vision
• Collaborates with senior executives to develop projects from idea through the production process
• Builds and maintains relationships with outside sources, creative community, and internal creative counterparts
• Identifies talent thru traditional and nontraditional research methods, inclusive of new and emerging technologies
• Handles notes on films for senior executives
• Completes research assignments for senior executives
• Sources creative materials for review and development by senior executives
• May pitch projects internally for development
• May begin to develop their own projects to be shadowed by senior executives
• Reports to a senior executive but services any senior executive on the team
• May have a shared assistant

• Minimum 5 years' experience as a Creative Executive in Animation and/or Live Action production
• Proven ability to successfully source and assess potential creative concepts for production
• Solid knowledge of the film production process
• In-depth experience working with Talent (writers, directors, producers, actors)
• Ability to access strong story lines and marketability
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface with varied levels of management, talent, and staff
• Understands the global and multicultural audience and how to adapt content to appeal to a wide audience
• Ability to negotiate and effectively reach resolution
• Highly organized with excellent follow through
• Must be able to work on site 5 days per week

Preferred Qualifications:
• Animation feature production experience highly preferred

The hiring range for this position in California is $115,500 - $149,400 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures Production, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures Production, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm0zev-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $115,500 to $149,400 Per Year ($ USD)