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Head of Development

£50,000 yearly
  • Joi Productions Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 07/11/2021

Job Description

Joi Productions is a Film and TV company focused on Queer, Black and Female led work. At Joi Productions we believe in nurturing talent and inclusivity, operating a transparent and safe space for individuals to work in and with us. Our approach is very much talent-tailored in how we operate. 

The role is an incredible opportunity to steer the development slate of an exciting and inclusive new Film & TV company. Ideally, the candidate will have a very good knowledge and understanding of the Film and TV industry, with good connections, and a broad understanding of the industry. Must have at least 12 months of experience working in a similar capacity in the industry. Attention to detail, excellent communication, people skills and openness to working with new talent is essential. 

Nature of Role (not an exhaustive list) 

  • Provide editorial input to the development process 
  • Overseeing the Development Assistant’s duties / responsibilities 
  • Maintaining a log / update of all submitted and current material 
  • Maintaining a database of talent 
  • Recommending new ideas and talent 
  • Managing the company’s film and tv slate 
  • Liaising with literary agents 
  • Assisting with creating and editing pitch documents 

 Desired 

  • A demonstrable interest in film and television and an awareness of material currently in development and potential gaps. 
  • Some experience of script editing: providing notes and editorially supporting the team with projects in development or production 
  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercising initiative and assessing priorities but referring issues upwards where appropriate 
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills 
  • Knowledge of agents and their clients 
  • Experience of handling confidential and/or controversial information with tact and sensitivity 
  • An enthusiasm and interest in popular entertainment. A passion for television, film, theatre and comedy 

Other Stuff to Know 

Year one of working will be remote and hours will likely be 9am – 5pm. We will also pay for you to see theatre in the evenings as part of your work and general growth.