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jobby: Development Lead, Starz Animation, Toronto

May 28, 2010


The Development Lead leads story development for propriety projects, ensures that story sequences are delivered on time and on budget, manages the work of more junior development colleagues, and makes creative recommendations about potential studio projects.


  • Lead story development for proprietary projects
    • Generate story ideas, storyboards and story reels to guide the production
    • Develop key story elements and story sequences
    • Pitch sequences
    • Ensure that story sequences are delivered on time and on budget
    • Manage the work of more junior development artists as applicable
    • Make creative recommendations about potential studio projects


  • 10+ years of relevant storyboarding experience, preferably within the CG animation industry
  • Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Strong drawing skills with the ability to produce visually appealing artwork
  • Experience with digital storyboard programs an asset (i.e. StoryBoard Pro, SketchBook Pro, Photoshop, etc…)
  • High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
  • Strong understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation
  • Ability to adapt working style to varying aesthetic targets as well as budget and schedule parameters
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
  • Strong creative problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of cinematography, composition, film structure, and screen direction
  • Proven ability to set and communicate realistic delivery expectations for any task or project
  • Ability to obtain buy-in from senior management on various matters


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