Head of Story

Job Number: R10009841
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Production
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 8, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for leading the story team.  Works closely with Director and Producer to translate story from written word to visual form. Helps to identify and solve problems of story telling be they problems of structure, narrative, character arcs, continuity, complexity, etc.  Represents the story department as creative liaison in communications with other departments throughout the production pipeline.

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Director and Producer to realize their vision.
    Offers solutions to script / story problems.

  • Attends all script and story-related meetings.  Helps director to disseminate relevant information to the crew.
    Reviews all work produced by the department.
    Collaborates with Production Supervisor to manage the crew, and to strategize future goals, milestones and projects.

  • Assists in casting to artists and in dissemination of work to keep department moving toward specified goals.

  • Responsible for talent development.  Takes part in evaluation of new candidates for hire.  Serves as mentor to junior artists and new hires.  Responsible for yearly reviews of story crew which recognize strengths and identify weaknesses.

  • Fosters a spirit of collaboration, positivity and dedication.

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of story structure, cinematic technique and character development.

  • Strong drawing skills and an ability to handle drama, action and comedic elements.

  • Must have worked as a story artist on a minimum of 5 animated feature films.

  • Extensive experience leading a team of artists.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with all levels of staff.


 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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