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Manager, Casting (Freeform) job

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+ Create talent idea lists for Freeform programs, as well as general casting, on an ongoing basis. + Listen to and review pitches from talent representatives as it pertains to current and future casting, and maintain and build relationships with these representatives. + Consult with executives, producers and independent casting directors on each project and advise on actors that should be considered for projects and/or development. + Scout talent at theater, comedy and film festivals, and showcases for current and future casting ideas and distribute ongoing reports that detail findings. + A minimum of 5 years work experience within the Entertainment space. + Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills + Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure + Ability to assume responsibility, function effectively in team environment or independently, with minimal supervision + Knowledge and relationships with stakeholders- agents, talent reps, management, etc. + Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information + Ability to function in a demanding environment with competing and changing priorities + Ability to recognize a need and take ownership of its completion + Ability to work as a team player within the department + Shows a passion about working with talent while maintaining professionalism at all times + Demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Willingness to work a flexible schedule including hours outside of the typical business day, and/or on weekends with short notice + Experience working in television or as a Casting Associate for network or cable primetime pilots/series a plus. + Experience working on the business/strategy side a plus. + SAP experience + Familiarity with IMDB, Studio System, ESN, VPO, DAX, CastIt Systems are preferable + Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience The Manager, Casting for Freeform oversees casting on all of Freeform's current series, supports the SVP, Casting on scripted pilots, and manages immigration statuses and visas for all talent on series and pilots. This position supports the SVP, Casting by working to identify new talent as well as managing multiple projects from the initial producer casting session phase through network tests and the talent negotiation phase working hand-in-hand with programming, production and business affairs executives. **Required Education :** + Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience **Preferred Education :** + A minimum of 5 years work experience within the Entertainment space. + Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills + Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure + Ability to assume responsibility, function effectively in team environment or independently, with minimal supervision + Knowledge and relationships with stakeholders- agents, talent reps, management, etc. + Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information + Ability to function in a demanding environment with competing and changing priorities + Ability to recognize a need and take ownership of its completion + Ability to work as a team player within the department + Shows a passion about working with talent while maintaining professionalism at all times + Demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Willingness to work a flexible schedule including hours outside of the typical business day, and/or on weekends with short notice **Company Overview :** English **Job ID:** 733708BR **Location:** Burbank,California **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
Estimated annual salary
$80,481
average
Minimum
$40,324
Maximum
$135,118

TASKS

  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports to detect production problems.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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