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Manager, Scripted Programs

The Manager of Scripted Programs will assist in TFI Scripted funding initiatives and workshops through all phases of submission, evaluation, and project selection. The Manager of Scripted Programs will follow and analyze trends in the independent film, funding, and distribution landscape (for short, feature, and episodic), and track emerging storytelling talent. They will serve as a liaison between emerging independent filmmakers and the larger film industry, as well as scout talent for TFI’s Scripted Programs and funding initiatives.

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Position Summary:

Tribeca Film Institute’s Scripted Programs supports emerging and mid-career filmmakers through grants, production prizes, workshops, an industry market, and other various forms of year-round assistance. The Manager of Scripted Programs will assist in TFI Scripted funding initiatives and workshops through all phases of submission, evaluation, and project selection, including TFI Network, Tribeca All Access, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund and Student Prizes, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, Our Local is Global, Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program, and any future programs.

The Manager of Scripted Programs will follow and analyze trends in the independent film, funding, and distribution landscape (for short, feature, and episodic), and track emerging storytelling talent. They will serve as a liaison between emerging independent filmmakers and the larger film industry, as well as scout talent for TFI’s Scripted Programs and funding initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Review Submissions for all Scripted Programs, including Tribeca All Access, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize, Our Local Is Global, Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program, and any future programs.
  • Communicate with prospective applicants, providing support and guidance on initiative guidelines, scripts, budgetary questions, and project proposals.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with prospective talent and key industry partners.
  • Provide feedback and guidance on scripts, footage, and production plans to grantees and alumni.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of the annual TFI Network and other TFI events at the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Manage preparation and execution of labs, workshops, and pitching sessions.
  • Serve as the point person for all department inquiries and requests.
  • Build organizational culture by serving on cross-functional teams and committees.
  • Additional duties, as assigned by the Director of Scripted Programs.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of direct experience in scripted programming, curating, writing, and/or producing.
  • 2-5 years of experience in developing scripted film, shorts, or episodic content and providing feedback.
  • Strong knowledge of and positive relationships with independent film industry in feature film, short form, and/or episodic content.
  • Experience working in film and entertainment industry, which may include a production company, talent development, incubators, and/or freelance production.
  • Experience working with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Proven experience in a fast-paced environment, including strong digital information systems management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail and deadline oriented, with an ability to work well under pressure.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position with some after-hours and weekend work around key deadlines. TFI intentionally considers candidates from historically underrepresented communities including ALAANA (Asian, LatinX, African, Arab, and Native American) populations and people with disabilities.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes leave time, health insurance, transit benefits, and summer Fridays.

TO APPLY: Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jobs@tfiny.org. Include “Manager of Scripted Programs – [your name]” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please share why you are interested in the position and what you are bringing to the role. Please, no phone calls.

Application Deadline: Applications will be processed until the position is filled. We will only respond to shortlisted candidates.