Film, TV & New Content Consultant

Republic Records team

Description

Federal Films, the film, tv and new content division of Republic Records, is looking for a consultant to oversee the division.
Federal Films creates, develops, and produces scripted and unscripted content across multiple media platforms (digital, television, theatrical) and genres (music, film, series, short format, documentaries).
We are looking for a seasoned entertainment executive with a proven track record in content development, production and project management to lead this growing division. This is a consulting position (with room to grow into an in-house role) that focuses on content across multiple entertainment platforms, formats, and projects which align with Federal’s brand and culture.
Candidates should have a strong combination of creative, business and leadership skills.
Responsibilities:
- Oversee a creative strategy for Federal Films by building a pipeline of original IP across multiple entertainment platforms in film, tv (scripted and unscripted), documentaries, and specials.
  • Develop a slate of original content – attach writers, directors, showrunners, review scripts, cast, budgets, creative documents, production schedules, music and other assets for development.
  • Bring in potential projects for development or acquisitions through pitches or submissions from outside companies.
  • Lead strategy and execution of pitch process to sell to distribution platforms.
  • Partner with 3rd party production companies.
- Guide and collaborate with Executive Producers on specified projects to help ensure that creative imperatives are being met.
  • Support all creative aspects of development, production and post-production.
  • Monitor production budgets and schedules.
  • Maintain quality standards and adhere to contractual and deliverable requirements.
- Develop and maintain relationships with talent/artists to build and package projects, leveraging relationships with artists, talent representatives, production community and independent producers
- Partner with Business and Legal Affairs to negotiate strategic deal terms with buyers, financiers, talent, outside production companies, networks, and studios for original content across entertainment formats, IP rights, and distribution/licensing.
- Communicate with senior in-house executives and other cross-functional teams regarding strategy, marketing timelines and direction of productions.
  • Inform and involve key departments on projects throughout all stages of the pipeline to maximize their value to the company
- Lead and mentor a small team/direct reports.
- Stay current on developing trends in film, networks, AVOD and SVOD platforms and identify relevant programming opportunities

Requirements

• 15+ years of experience working in a combination of Studio/Network production/development for series television and/or film
• Demonstrated ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality content; creative and story development skills.
• Ability to interact and communicate effectively with showrunners, talent, network executives, etc. as well as the logistical and financial side of production.
• Strong established relationships with key players in the entertainment industry including talent, agents, production companies, producers, writers, etc.
• Ability to manage outside producers, build credibility and strong working relationships with other internal executives and generate commitment to goals.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret budgets and legal documents.
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated leadership skills. Strong problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities are a must.
• Strong capability to multi-task and prioritize multiple demands as well as work in a fast-paced environment.
• Extensive knowledge of the entertainment media industry
• Must be able to trave

How to apply

Please submit your resume along with a brief note introducing yourself to: FederalFilms@umusic.com

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A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label's catalog and artists. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness, Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

Job Details

Posted on Sep 15

New York, NY, USA

Full time

Senior