The team will develop projects from inception of idea to series by hearing pitches, reading spec scripts, identifying available IP, crafting and delivering notes to executive producers, and communicating creative direction between network and studios and production companies.
Must have great relationships with buyers, agents, streamers, networks and know how to pitch clients.
The ideal candidate has 8 – 10+ years as a literary scout, has management experience in a multi-person scouting or literary affairs department, book fair experience, and deep relationships with editors/publishers, publishing agents, and Film/TV agents.
Read and write coverage of incoming creative materials and writer’s samples. Track both internal and external projects in development at production companies, studios and/or competing networks.
Identify, collaborate and cultivate relationships with top producers, talent and the entertainment community at large to communicate the creative needs of FAE and develop innovative projects.
Track current and prospective clients. Assist with special projects, research, and compiling information as needed.
Responsibilities include rolling calls, managing multiple schedules, setting meetings, covering scripts, interfacing with agents, lawyers, studio executives and producers.
Launch an IP group targeting both domestic and international sources for USG (i.e., books, articles, life rights, podcasts, formats, etc.) as well as identifying IP that aligns with talents creative requests.
Responsibilities include rolling calls, managing multiple schedules, setting meetings, and covering scripts.
Solicit appropriate development projects and evaluate new submissions, providing detailed coverage and/or script notes as needed. Oversee the pitch, acquisition and development process.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for scripted television and artist representation in the entertainment business as well as interest in international business development.
Liaising with agents, studio executives, writers, and executive producers as well as internal departments.
Maintain organizational system for tracking project materials, incoming submissions and other tasks/requests to ensure timely response and accurate record keeping.
Serve as first point of contact with clients, agents and executives. Provide significant script coverage for client pitches.