Full Time Job

SVP, Original Programming


Santa Monica, CA 10-22-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Summary of Position:

The SVP, Original Programming is responsible for creative development of STARZ original programming. The SVP brings in new projects that align to the STARZ brand and oversees their assigned shows through all phases from inception to production of ongoing seasons of content.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and oversee slate of original programming that aligns to the creative vision for the group, ensuring alignment with Starz’ global vision and strategy

• Development and maintain industry relationships

• Foster relationships with high level agents, producers and talent

• Bring in potential projects for development or acquisitions through pitches or submissions from outside companies

• Work with the Original Programming team in analyzing pitches and submissions to determine which projects are appropriate and financed for development

• Guide show creators through script draft and production process

• Collaborates cross-functionally with Production, Post-Production, Business & Legal Affairs and Marketing to see projects through to completion

• Work with production to select above-the-line positions for productions

• Work with production team to manage budgets, schedules, and logistics on more complex or strategically significant productions

• Monitor production budgets and schedules

• Partner with Post-Production in the editing and delivery of final product

• Represent Starz in final talent and casting approvals; act as liaison between network clients, production, and distribution

• Establish new processes, procedures, and methods that improve production outcomes

• Work with sales to maximize revenue potential of programs

• Communicate with senior executives regarding strategy, timelines, and direction of the production

• Lead and mentor direct report and junior members of team

• Additional duties and projects as assigned

Experience & Skills:
• 12+ years of progressive experience working in scripted development at a network, studio, or OTT-provider

• Demonstrated ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality TV programs

• Ability to work in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment

• Ability to interact and communicate with filmmakers, talent, network executives, etc

• Capability to employ existing relationships, experience, and credibility with entertainment industry

• Strong capability to multi-task and prioritize multiple demands

• Strong ability to create and deliver presentations that effectively communicate solutions and proposals to internal and external clients

• Ability to write clear and concise creative notes and project plans

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents

• Strong time management and creative resource management capabilities

• Strong ability to prioritize key initiatives, develop business cases for budgets and resource investments

• Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.