Development Executive

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria. We invest in projects and people, and promote Victoria as a world-class production destination nationally and internationally.

Film Victoria is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity amongst its staff. We strongly encourage suitably experienced people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Job Details
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Department: Film Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DEVEX18
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $107,119 - $117,293
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Position Description - Development Executive - December 2018.pdf (PDF, 192KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ross Hutchens
(+613) 9660 3271

Position Details

  • 2-year fixed-term position – with potential for extension

Reporting to the Head of Screen Industry Programs, the Development Executive is responsible for the development, implementation and day-to-day management of Film Victoria's fiction development programs. The ideal candidate must be able to identify strong, original ideas and practitioners with distinctive writing talent, as well as assess and recommend development strategies for a range of projects – including narrative feature films, and drama, comedy and children's fiction for television or online delivery.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive and current experience in creative development across a wide range of screen projects, and a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental principles of screenwriting for all narrative genres
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying talent and story ideas, and working with industry practitioners to develop their projects to be market ready
  • Proven ability to recommend appropriate strategies to both writers and producers which will assist them to bring their projects to the screen, whatever the platform
  • Established strong networks with industry decision makers and influencers including script consultants and producers.


To learn more about Film Victoria please visit our website at

If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Ross Hutchens, Head of Screen Industry Programs on (+613) 9660 3271.

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