Full Time Job

SVP, Comedy Development


Los Angeles, CA 03-11-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
SVP, Comedy Development ( 20th Television)

20th Television is seeking a qualified candidate for SVP, Comedy Development to oversee the Comedy Development team, slate of projects and lead day-to-day operations. In this role, the person will represent 20th TV Studio, identify, and develop ideas/concepts and creatively supervise the team while executing the strategic plan for the Studio. They will ensure that the shows are of the highest possible quality with the time and resources available.

• Help develop and then execute the creative strategy as defined by the EVP of Development to grow unique, compelling, and brand-appropriate content.
• Self-generate, solicit, evaluate, and develop ideas/concepts to make into shows.
• From a creative standpoint, oversee production of pilots to ensure the integrity of the creative vision.
• Develop and maintain relationships with established talent (writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, playwrights), identify up-and-coming talent, and actively pursue business with both groups.
• Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all production and programming issues.
• Provide ongoing guidance and direction to team members.
• Act as a point of escalation for team members when there are potential problems for their projects.
• Collaborate with other departments throughout the process (Business Affairs, PR, Marketing, Series, Casting, Music, etc.)
• Provide notes on cuts, stories, outlines and scripts.
• Ensure the Studio priorities are in-sync and addressed by the internal partners at the platforms.
• Represent the department in internal meetings and taskforces to support DEI Initiatives
• Manage special projects and assignments as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
• Strategic and creative minded executive with a demonstrated track record of developing scripted series.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the scripted series production process.
• Knowledge of and interest in 20th Television Studio content and Disney Entertainment Television platforms.
• Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, producers, etc.
• Demonstrated creative and development skills.
• Self-motivated to develop new ideas.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership.
• Ability to multitask and manage complex projects.

The hiring range for this position in California is $297,000 to $409,500 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 Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0xn68-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $297,000 to $409,500 Per Year ($ USD)