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VP, Development - Silvergate Media

Culver City | Req ID: JR22-10837

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REQ ID JR22-10837 Date posted 06/22/2022

Silvergate Media is looking for a VP, Development to manage development across the company. The ideal candidate should be able to bring a wide range of new ideas to the table and have extensive knowledge of animation. Reports to the SVP of Development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Cultivating ideas into standout television series and brands for kids
  • Managing the creation of all development materials including concepts, treatments, scripts, designs, animation tests, series bibles, pitch decks, and budget etc.
  • Identifying and sourcing key talent for various development projects including writers, studios, artists, and directors
  • Hearing pitches, participating in notes calls, attending creative and general meetings
  • Providing creative guidance and feedback on development and series projects
  • Writing coverage for incoming materials

  • Coordinate with Production Management to ensure development contracts, timelines, and budgets are accurate and in scope


  • 7 years of series development experience
  • Must be passionate about children’s media and animation.
  • Excellent writer of coverage for all types of content.
  • Knowledge of development and writer relationships.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for content development.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Positive, proactive and able to consistently exercise great judgment.
  • A proven track record for driving high performance content and growth.
  • Strong writing and communication skills as well as an understanding of production.

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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