jobby: Development Executive, Apartment 11 Productions, Toronto or Montreal

June 28, 2010

Apartment 11 Productions is seeking a Development Executive to increase production in both the Kids and Adult Programming genres.

The Development Executive for Apartment 11 Productions will be responsible for cultivating existing projects and for in-house development, while also seeking out and evaluating pitches and properties for development and production. He/she will build and maintain relationships with broadcasters, agents, writers, directors and producers while keeping an awareness of industry news and trends. He/she will ideally be familiar with both public and private funding rules and deadlines, and will follow through with the development process until production financing is complete. Strong writing skills are a plus as he/she will be involved in show creation, bibles and scripts.

Responsibilities:
• Developing and maintaining relationships with all major Canadian broadcasters as well as some international broadcasters
• Initiating and maintaining relationships with key creative personnel, including writers and directors
• Working with writers and/or producing partners to create and develop series
• Overseeing the creation of development budgets and schedules
• Acting as point-person with network executives to ensure adherence to development schedules
• Ensuring internal and external communications run smoothly and in a timely manner

Qualifications:
• Minimum 3-5 years experience in the Canadian television industry
• Kids experience a plus
• A-level relationships with Canadian broadcasters
• Relationships with U.S. and international broadcasters a plus
• Strong writing skills
• Production experience a plus
• Strong analytical, creative, problem-solving, and communication skills

Please send CV’s to: email@apartment11.tv and put DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE in the subject line.

For questions or additional information, qualified candidates can contact Mindy Laxer at (514) 282-0776 ext. 10 or mindy@apartment11.tv

About Apartment 11 Productions
Apartment 11 Productions takes pride in producing exciting programs for children that are seen around the globe, successfully reaching large audiences with content that offers a kid”s-eye view of the world. Founded in 2000 by Jonathan Finkelstein, Apartment 11 is committed to creating the world”s best children”s programming, both fiction and fact-based.

Our library of live-action programming currently includes In Real Life, Mystery Hunters, Prank Patrol and Surprise! It”s Edible! Incredible! Apartment 11 also produced a Peabody Award-winning documentary for CBC Newsworld entitled Braindamadj”d…Take II about a former television director who is recovering from and living with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Apartment 11 Productions is based in Montreal, Canada.

To learn more about Apartment 11, please visit us at www.apartment11.tv