Development Producer

London (Central), London (Greater)
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Job Type

The ideal Development Producer candidate will have existing strong relationships with established and emerging writers, directors and agents. You will need to have a proven script editing background, creativity, passion, editorial instinct, varied taste and a determined and resourceful approach. Working in close partnership with the CEOs and development team, you will need to identify and be a champion for authored, fresh talent and ideas, working on and adding to our ambitious television and film slates.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will actively develop and research new ideas which can be pitched to the strongest writing and directing talent.
  • You must be able to drive both existing and new projects through the development process and to the point of commission.
  • You will be able to identify projects with the most potential from a range of proposals that are regularly submitted to House. 
  • You will be expected to engage widely with the agent community: keeping relationships and conversations active and articulating the current development needs of House.
  • You will be expected to proactively organise materials, ideas and strategies for development initiatives, brainstorms, away days and workshops.
  • You will work on a number of projects simultaneously, each of which is at different stages of production and development.
  • You will relish the opportunity to work with the team at House, nurturing creative partnerships, preparing script reports, ideas and notes as required.

Skills, Experience and Expected Behaviours

  • A passion for drama: television, film and theatre. 

  • Existing strong relationships with established writers, directors and agents.
  • Excellent, proven script editing experience.

  • Strong knowledge and experience of film and television output and development, including a keen awareness of material currently in development and potential gaps in the market. 

  • Excellent communication skills. The ability to lead constructive dialogue with sensitivity and tact.
  • A strong understanding of editorial intentions. An enthusiasm to contribute to the generation of ideas and the resolution of script problems.

  • The ability to work unsupervised, exercising initiative and assessing priorities but referring issues upwards where appropriate.

  • The ability to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules and conflicting priorities. 

  • An enthusiasm to be a team player with strong interpersonal skills; able to work collaboratively