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Head of Development

Head of Development

Contract type: Film
Location: Sydney
Industry: Production - Development
Reference: 3380412

Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the team at Aquarius Films as The Head of Development.
Aquarius Films is an award-winning production company founded by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford which has built a reputation for bold, female-led projects, diversity both on and off the screen and intelligent, progressive, and inspiring stories. Aquarius produces high-quality films and television series for global audiences that are commercially successful and critically acclaimed.
Working across genre and across film and television projects, this is a unique opportunity.  
Key responsibilities
  • Developing ideas for diverse audiences across all platforms both locally and internationally
  • Drafting and developing applications for projects with the support of the development coordinator
  • Creating and maintaining strong working relationships with agents and writers outside of the business
  • Submitting proposals and pitching to various funding bodies, negotiating terms where necessary
  • Having a strong focus on the market and keep up to date with trends
  • Inspiring and generating creative, new ideas within the team
Knowledge, skills, training and experience  

  • At least 3 years of experience in a Development Executive or Head of Development role.
  • Demonstrated passion for developing and creating new content
  • Experience of making content, with a clear vision, specifically an understanding of developing and delivering appropriate content to the most relevant platform.
  • Excellent written and communication skills and experience in writing & pitching proposals
  • Good understanding of the media industry and how it is developing with new technologies and platforms
  • Strong experience of influencing, negotiating and communicating effectively both internally and with external agencies/partners
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