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Manager, Casting

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Manager, Casting

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Casting

Summary

The Manager, Casting for Universal Television will be responsible for casting and talent management, including identifying new and upcoming talent, developing relationships for potential placement on a variety of programs, and managing the relationships between the creative executives/producers and existing talent.

Category Casting 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Nov 17, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The role will report to the EVP, Talent and Casting. This position is based in the Universal City, CA offices.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Primarily responsible for covering/co-covering multiple projects and casting talent for Universal Television’s scripted programs
  • Identify, hire, and oversee independent casting directors for each covering Universal Television project
  • Work with writers, producers, talent, and studio/network executives to cast talent for pilots and current series
  • Manage the flow of communication on talent matters between the studio, executive producers/showrunners, and network partners
  • Develop and maintain relationships with talent agents and managers
  • Attend theater performances, talent showcases, comedy clubs, and diversity & inclusion events on behalf of Universal Television in order to identify new talent
  • Along with the senior-level executives, help to maintain and expand the department’s talent database
Qualifications
Basic Requirements:

•     Minimum 3 years’ experience in casting for scripted productions
•     Extensive and established relationships with talent, managers, and agents

Desired Characteristics:

•     Bachelor’s degree preferred
•     Previous experience in casting for television programming is preferred
•     Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment
•     Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully across a wide range of functional groups (e.g. Development, Business Affairs, Finance, Publicity, Marketing, and Legal)
•     Established track record of successful multi-tasking, effective communication, and problem solving
•     Polished with good interpersonal skills, creative sensitivity and diplomacy
•    Team player who works well with others, exhibits flexibility, strategic thinker and articulate communicator

Additional Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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