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Director / Executive Director, Production - Alternative Entertainment


Los Angeles, CA 06-03-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE) is the in-house unscripted studio of FOX Entertainment. Formed in 2019 to oversee the production of television's #1 series, THE MASKED SINGER, FAE develops and produces alternative programming for both FOX Network and third-party platforms. FAE nurtures new voices in the unscripted arena while building its portfolio by creating and identifying new formats to produce and distribute in the US and globally.

We are looking for a Director of Production with experience running Unscripted at a network, studio, or production company. If you have experience creating and managing production line infrastructure and overseeing development from initial conception and development, to pilots, series, and all that goes with it, read on. Our Director of Production will work on a variety of big formats (documentary, game show, music, animation, awards, red carpet, etc.,) managing budgets, logistics, business, and labor relations liaisons, and much more. The Executive Director title will be considered based on the experience of the candidate.

• Oversee all projects in development, reporting to the Vice President of Production
• Manage, track and report overall development expenditures
• Create and manage overall development calendar
• Liaise with BA on all contract needs associated with development, work with executives, Finance, and Accounting to administer milestone payments, options, etc. accordingly
• Create development budgets, calendars and other materials as needed and applicable (POC, presentations, pilots, and proposed series)
• Source and hire production personnel where applicable for projects in development
• Identify necessary resources associated with projects in development (eg. locations, stages/studios, vendors, production talent, etc.)
• Negotiate agreements with miscellaneous production personnel and vendors as pertains to projects in development
• Directly manage certain development projects as needed and when appropriate
• Manage the delivery of development materials and assets
• Work with executives and ​the VP of Production to ensure a smooth transition from development into current
• Support the VP of Production as needed in other areas as available and assigned, including but not limited to further developing studio infrastructure, developing and implementing asset management program for the studio, assisting in the development and implementation of support services and facilities as needed by the studio (post production, clearances, etc.)

• 10+ years of experience as an Executive-In-Charge at an established production company, studio, or network producing unscripted shows
• Proven experience managing big format shows (music, cooking, contests, awards, red carpet, etc.,)
• Experience managing budgets, contracts, and building necessary production organizational infrastructure
• Knowledge and experience working with unions, union staff, and labor relations
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to navigate network development process and production line with minimal supervision
• Ability to travel, be on set and work long hours as needed

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx3414-3-236-170-171-42 in your application.

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The FOX Network, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all US television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, the FOX Network has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.