Ideate Media - Development Manager

Salary 
  • Not stated

 

Position Available
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

About Ideate Media
With offices in Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles, Ideate Media is well positioned as a producer of choice for high quality scripted content in multiple languages for exploitation in emerging and developed markets.
Our US TV series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency produced for BBC America and Netflix is now in season 2 and a slate of exciting feature films and TV series is ready to be rolled out in various markets in South East Asia. Known for our strong storytelling capabilities and production execution, we are poised for a promising growth with more partnerships being formed with global brands.

Responsibilities
• Lead development cycle for selected projects from concept ideation, pitch, budget, evaluation and greenlight.
• Assist Head of Development in driving the company’s development slate including identifying potential projects, managing existing projects, providing creative oversight, managing development timelines and budget.
• Manage company development activities including script evaluation, creative research, providing project reports and notes and preparing pitch documents and proposals.
• Coordinate with the Production team through all production stages to ensure the successful translation of script to screen.
• Conduct market and creative research to provide intelligence and analysis for slate development and exploitation strategy.

Qualifications and skills
• At least 5 years experience in a creative/development/production role in the creative industries (writer, script editor, development executive, creative producer, etc. in television, film, theatre, advertising).
• Bachelor’s degree necessary, master’s degree a plus (a film school qualification is a bonus).
• Good knowledge of US, regional and local film and television marketplace. Knowledge of other markets a bonus. Broad contact base across the local/regional market and good working relationships with writers, directors, producers, broadcasters. Ideally, enough familiarity with the international and U.S. marketplace to work effectively as part of a multinational team to develop concepts that work for audiences both regionally and internationally.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Other major ASEAN languages a bonus.
• Good time management and problem-solving skills; self-starter; deadlineoriented with strong work ethic; passionate and knowledgeable about high quality drama across both television and film, with a strong proven track record of demonstrating sound creative judgment.

Please send your resume to Faizah Ibrahim at info@ideatemedia.com.my