Business Development Manager Film/TV

In May 2017, the City of Edmonton established the Edmonton Screen Industries Office (ESIO) to lead community efforts to take advantage of the opportunities and technology changes impacting the sector. Acting as a catalyst, a cultivator and a stimulator for the Edmonton screen media sector, ESIO works with large anchor companies, small and medium size indie companies, creative entrepreneurs, a skilled workforce, infrastructure and facilities. It has a track record of successful projects and ventures and a collective desire by all to see the industry grow and thrive.

The Business Development Manager, Film/TV will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, leading the promotion, outreach and awareness of Edmonton and region as a prime location for film/TV productions at the national and international levels. As the film commission lead in the region, they will liaise with government, stakeholders, and other organizations to identify opportunities, issues and trends and they will work collaboratively with municipalities to develop and implement screen friendly policies and procedures. They will be responsible for attracting and supporting film productions from other parts of Canada, the US and globally, and through their work, help position Edmonton as film-friendly for production companies with the ability to assist clients to find locations and other needs from script to screen; ensuring that crews, infrastructure, services and capacity across all traditional and emerging fields of motion picture production are tracked, monitored, cross-promoted and networked for success.

For this highly visible and pivotal economic impact-generating position, you have credibility in the film and television industries (additional experience in any of the other components of the Entertainment Industries would be appreciated) to serve as an invaluable partner to major players and other key stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Leveraging existing relationships with decision makers in multiple sectors and expert use of social media, you will attract and assist commercially viable productions and events, and create positive buzz for the City, its public spaces and its screen-based entertainment infrastructure. A customer service orientated leader, you bring superior interpersonal and negotiation skills and are an adept manager of people and budgets and experienced in strategic and operational planning. 

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at the link provided. For more information, please contact Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson.

At the Edmonton Screen Industries Office, we recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, and Métis. We also encourage, support, and promote the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge and practices and are committed to empowering Indigenous creativity in the spirit of reconciliation.

Edmonton Screen Industries Office  is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and About ESIO  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.



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Category: Film / Video
Edmonton Screen Industries Office
Suite 343 10045 156 St,
Edmonton, AB, CA
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Posted: Aug 04, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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