7+ years of series development experience, including successful scripted series development Fluent in English. Other languages welcome and appreciated.
Prime Video is changing the way people watch movies and TV shows and is now available in more than 200 countries. Amazon Studios is a movie and series production company. We are seeking an experienced television executive to develop foreign language scripted television series for Prime Video around the world.
This senior member of the Amazon Studios team will have 3 key responsibilities: (1) Being the lead development executive in all countries where Amazon does not yet have a local team in place, (2) Providing assistance to development teams/leaders in all countries where we do have teams, and (3) being the central point of contact on all "global" series where extensive coordination at the script/production/premiere is required.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience in giving creative guidance and feedback to show runners on outlines, scripts, and cuts and is fully versed in top talent - writers, directors, producers, actors - working in the region. Must have strong interpersonal skills and deep relationships within the industry, and excellent creative instincts on material. For this role, we are seeking someone who can apply their comprehensive knowledge of television landscape to identify & source development opportunities. Extensive experience building relationships, reading/evaluating scripts. Working in a start-up environment, equally comfortable leading a discussion in a high-level studio meeting and giving coverage notes to up and coming writers around the world.
Build relationships with show creators and creative community
Extremely high attention to detail
Assess pilot proposals, scripts, and pitches
Work with writers and artists to develop series ideas and scripts
Supervise production when series are greenlit
Primary liaison to other departments including Marketing, Press, Research, and Business and Legal Affairs.
This job will be located in Los Angeles and reports into the Head of International Originals, Amazon Studios and will require managing a small team.
Extensive knowledge of the television and media industry
Experience working at either a drama or premium television network
Broad network of writers, producers and artists
Self-motivated, passionate and able to work well in a team and alone
Ability to work in fast-paced environment with a high volume workload
Strong writing and excellent communication skills
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.