Westbrook is a mission driven company formed to empower artists to tell stories that connect the world. At Westbrook Inc., we provide strategic, financial, legal, and other back-end support to our existing subsidiary companies (Westbrook Studios, Westbrook Media, Good Goods, Red Table Talk Productions, Inc., and Westbrook International), develop new business opportunities, and share our learnings, skills, and tools with new talent creating art and media across all major platforms. With Westbrook’s reach, expertise, and resources, we are poised to be a leader in the global, multiplatform content marketplace.
The Westbrook Studios Motion Pictures department is hiring a Creative Executive (“CE”) to shepherd the early development process. As such, the CE will work in concert with production personnel as the day-to-day support for directors and high profile talent as they work to articulate and develop their film ideas. Duties include offering feedback on story and pitch presentations between major creative milestone meetings; conducting and coordinating research for the film & characters; and conducting an ongoing, in-depth search for writers who match the sensibility of the projects and the filmmaker-driven, collaborative culture of Westbrook. The Creative Executive reports to and takes direction from the Director of Development of Motion Pictures and to other such persons on the development team.
**Please note that we will require writing samples.
What You’ll Do:
- Identify scripts and source material for our Motion Pictures department to be adapted, developed, pitched and sold.
- Support senior executives in the development of films and work as a junior in independently handling work and meetings.
- Source and assess creative submissions and identify concepts that align with Westbrook Studios vision and brand.
- Manage and maintain a database of available writers; this includes ensuring writer, director, and talent information/lists are maintained and current.
- Work closely with writers to develop pitches, write outlines and give story and script notes.
- Maintain competitive development reports and track all competitive projects.
Who You Are:
- 2-5 years of comparable relevant work experience.
- Strong background in creative analysis, script reading, story structure and providing notes.
- Expansive knowledge in the motion pictures space.
- Ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with all levels of creative talent, management, high profile talent, and with diverse personalities and work styles.
- Demonstrable flexibility, professionalism, and finesse when handling the multiple diverse demands of a fast-paced and dynamic creative environment.
- Excellent communication skills - verbal and written. Strong critical thinking and persuasion skills.
- Ability to generate creative ideas for projects.
The Successful Candidate is:
- An aspiring writer and/or has a knack for screenwriting. Ultimately, you have the ability to come up with compelling new ideas and can envision what a successful film entails before it's made.
- Passionate about blockbuster films with a particular interest in dramedies, comedies, and action.
- Direct & concise and you know how to articulate your thoughts in a professional and persuasive manner. You also know how to command a room, even amid high pressure situations and in the presence of senior executives.
Please note that while we are currently working remotely, we plan to commence a hybrid work schedule in the coming months. As such, candidates will need to be able and willing to work in-person at our Calabasas, CA headquarters (number of days in the office is TBD at this point in time).
Westbrook is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Westbrook believes that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.