Head of Drama Development, Italy – C4477

A key commissioning role at a Global internet VOD provider.

Based in Milan, this role will lead the sourcing, planning and execution for original productions with a specific focus on the Italian market.

Fluency in Italian & English is required.


Our client is an international provider of VOD content, and is home to a huge portfolio of original content.


You  will be responsible for multiple projects in development and production as well as a high volume of submissions and meetings.

Key Responsibilities -  

  • Act as the main point of contact and support for producers, writers, agents within the Italian territory
  • Establish new creative relationships in the Italian marketplace
  • Evaluate a broad range of materials, making recommendations on submissions to enter in to development and subsequent greenlight
  • Manage the production from inception to launch, interacting with key stake-holders internally and externally during this process.


With an in depth knowledge of the Italian TV market, you will have experience in managing scripted shows from production to launch in either a production or commissioning capacity.

You will have excellent relationships with Italian producers, writer and agents in order to harness the best creative ideas and talent, and have the ability to communicate effectively with them through all stages of the process.

It’s essential that you are positive and proactive, happy to work in un-hierarchal environment, and that you are adaptable to change as the business develops.

Fluency in Italian & English is crucial for this role.


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

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