Submarine: Development Executive

Submarine in Amsterdam zoekt een Development Executive voor 1 fte | Vacature voor een Betaalde functie, Freelance/ZZP, Fulltime | Sluitingsdatum: geen

With headquarters in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, this award-winning production company develops and produces scripted series, features, documentaries and animation productions. The company has established itself as an innovative company, working across multiple genres and platforms, all with an international focus. It also owns the largest animation studio in The Netherlands.

Development Executive

1 fte


  • You will develop and oversee the creative process of documentary projects for Submarine.
  • You’ll be involved with a variety of projects from the initial concept up to their release.
  • Scouting for original creators, stories and ideas.
  • Research stories and characters, securing access to characters, story rights, archives etc.
  • (co)write plans/treatments or guide director/researchers towards executable film plans.
  • Inspire and collaborate with the production team on: financing strategies, writing engaging funding applications, seeking (international) co-producers and partners, and distribution strategies.
  • Pitch projects at international film and new media markets.
  • Form creative teams to execute the projects.
  • Produce documentaries within budget and deadlines.
  • Ensure that sufficient projects are developed and produced, so that the unit is financially sound.
  • Oversee the release and marketing strategies for projects.


  • Relevant higher education (HBO/WO University or similar).
  • At least 5+ years of working experience in a film or television environment.
  • Strong background and senior experience in developing funding strategies and achieving budgets for this type of media.
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in English.
    Dutch speaking and writing preferred, but not required.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to voice opinions and give feedback.
  • Great team player.
  • Awareness of global/local content trends within the market is a plus.

What we offer
Working with a group of young, professional creatives in an informal atmosphere. Submarine is located in a monumental building in the middle of Amsterdam (Lab111) with, in addition to a number of film production companies, a restaurant and a cinema. We are an organization in which we embrace variety of people. With comparable suitability, we give priority to people who make our organization even more varied. Your salary will be based on experience and training.

Interested? Please send your CV and letter of motivation to:


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