Development Executive, Features and Professional Development

Sydney or Melbourne
Salary plus superannuation
05 Mar 2013
24 Mar 2013
Development Executive
Film Industry
Job Type

Location:                         Sydney or Melbourne, Australia

Engagement Type:           3 Year Fixed Term Contract

The successful candidate will be engaged under the Screen Australia Act 2008.

Screen Australia’s Development Department funds around 100 feature projects per year through our Single Project Development program and supports the professional development of writers, directors and producers through our Talent Escalator program which includes short film programs, industry internships and targeted initiatives.  We aim to create a diverse range of successful Australian stories and provide opportunities to help filmmakers build their skills, their careers and their slate.    

In this role, you will leverage strong creative judgement and industry knowledge of feature film development, financing, production and marketing structures to evaluate and select feature development submissions, provide script feedback, supervise the on-going development process and manage associated risks.

Applicants for this role will require strong knowledge and understanding of the Australian film industry, extensive practical experience in feature film script development across a wide range of projects and a demonstrable understanding of the fundamental principles of screenwriting for all genres.  Experience in providing editing room feedback on film works in progress, project and budget management as well as advanced communication and negotiation skills and being a team player are essential to the success of the role.

This role will be based in either our Sydney or Melbourne office, dependent on the location of the successful candidate.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia for the term of this contract.

Applications must address the selection criteria (available at, stating relevant qualifications and experience and be emailed to or posted to:

Human Resources Team

Screen Australia

GPO Box 3984



Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 22 March 2013