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Job Title:  Jr. Executive

Department:  Production & Development
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

Lionsgate is currently seeking a Jr. Executive. This role encompasses procuring and filtering material and supporting senior executives on projects from inception to release.

Responsibilities

  • Reading numerous scripts a week for development consideration
  • Evaluating material and making recommendations to senior management team based on concept and attachments
  • Self-generating material via tracking, relationships and IP searches
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse group of agents, producers and filmmakers
  • Generating cast, writer, director, and producer lists throughout the development process
  • Providing notes and feedback on project drafts and cuts
  • Maintaining communication with filmmakers during all phases of the production process as support for Senior Exec
  • Generating and/or sustaining momentum on all assigned projects

Qualifications & Skills

  • Candidate must have prior experience in development at a studio or production company
  • Must be diligent, punctual, proactive, strong in writing coverage and pitching material and extremely detail-oriented with maintaining script and other available material
  • Effective and persuasive communicator who can pitch material with passion and an understanding of the business
  • Must be able to make recommendations about material and talent based on a sophisticated sense of the marketplace
  • Proven track record and passion for seeking and/or acquiring content from a diverse group of storytellers
  • Self-starter who proactively seeks ways of developing his/her/their own skills, while taking direction, support and feedback from senior executives
  • Maintains the strictest levels of confidentiality and discretion around all activity, in particular in relation to ideas and concepts generated by the team
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel
  • Critical and creative thinker
  • Highly collaborative and able to work with a broad, diverse set of stakeholders to move a project forward
  • Experience developing content for diverse and underrepresented audiences and advocating for greater inclusivity in projects
  • Ability to bring and articulate a distinct and unique POV on material that is informed by an understanding of yourself and the broader theatrical audience we sell to

About the Company

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide. 

Business Unit Overview

Motion Picture Group
Lionsgate’s motion picture business is a consistent box office market share leader with films that have grossed more than $10 billion worldwide over the past six years. This leadership is driven by world-class talent relationships, a deep and renewable portfolio of iconic brands and franchises, and a diverse and balanced slate that is built to enhance consumer enjoyment of the theatrical experience but also has the flexibility to utilize a broad range of alternative release strategies as the opportunities to monetize films continue to expand. The creator, owner and distributor of great film brands including The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, Now You See Me, Knives Out, La La Land, Saw, Dirty Dancing and Monster’s Ball, among many others, films released by Lionsgate and its predecessor companies have earned 129 Academy Award® nominations and 32 Oscar® wins.
 
In addition to its mainstream commercial releases, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group includes specialty film distributor Roadside Attractions, an industry leader in award-winning prestige movies, Pantelion Films, the U.S. market leader in Spanish-language releases, a top film production and distribution brand in the UK, and multiplatform distributor Grindstone Entertainment.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles