The Daily Wire seeks a Development Executive to head up script and project development for DW+ features and series! This is an in-office opportunity based in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. Ideal candidates have a mastery of screenplay analysis; extensive knowledge of writers, directors, and talent; and strong relationships with agents, managers, and creatives within the entertainment industry. This is a unique opportunity for a senior level entertainment executive who is ready to get out of Hollywood's woke groupthink and work on quality entertainment content with messages and values that you’re proud to represent. Qualified candidates, we look forward to hearing from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and review incoming submissions, scripts, material, and pitches
  • Find and develop projects and scout for new talent for development
  • Seek out intellectual property or source material that can be turned into movies, series, or other projects
  • Generate original ideas and arenas for development
  • Pitch projects to internal executives
  • Support Executive leadership in the day-to-day development of the Company's slate of entertainment projects
  • Give concise development notes on material optioned by the company
  • Manage creative decisions regarding development, aligning with the company's creative focus and strategy
  • Partner with the Producers and Production Executives of assigned projects through each stage of development and production
  • Provide support to Executives on projects in all stages including prep, production, and post-production
  • Search out, meet with, and develop relationships with new talent
  • Work with talent (writers/directors/producers) to develop projects
  • Assist in the development and analysis of Kids content, animation, and possible completed features for acquisition as needed
  • Work closely with Bonfire Legend, the production company run by Dallas Sonnier
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience & Requirements:

  • Nashville, TN -based position (working remotely is not an option)
  • 5+ years previous professional experience in a similar role in the entertainment industry
  • Mastery of screenplay analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of writers, director, and talent
  • Strong relationships with agents, managers, and creatives within the entertainment industry
  • Demonstrated experience providing clear and constructive notes (written and verbal)
  • Strong knowledge of film and television (past and present)
  • Strong knowledge of story structure
  • Avid reader
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and self-starting
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced and high-energy work environment
  • G-suite proficiency

Reports to: Co-CEO

Start date: Immediate

Employment type: Full-time; Exempt

Compensation: DOE

Benefits: Health insurance options (medical through Blue Cross Blue Shield; dental and vision through Guardian); Paid Time Off; 401k (5% match)

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