London - Central

12-month maternity cover



Executive Producer, Live Cinema (Maternity Cover) – C4370

An exciting opportunity at a leading UK theatre company, planning and producing their programme of filmed “live” performances which are distributed to cinema in the UK and internationally.

This is a 12-month maternity cover. 


Our client is a leading UK theatre company which also produces live and pre-recorded filmed performances for distribution to more than 2,500 cinemas across 65 countries.


You will lead the overall delivery of 12-14 live multi-camera broadcasts per year ensuring the broadcasts are delivered to the highest quality against a tight schedule and on budget.

You will also play a key role in securing a strong pipeline of content from both in-house shows and other leading theatre companies across the UK curating a balanced season of programming with strong audience appeal and commercial potential.

Key Responsibilities -  

  • Lead on the programming, planning and producing of live content
  • Drive forward departmental strategy
  • Manage the annual budget, setting financial targets and regularly updating forecasts for income and expenditure.
  • Install  a healthy and productive working environment to support the delivery of an ambitious slate of work.
  • Create broadcasts that are to the highest quality achievable, within budget and scheduling parameters.
  • Oversee the negotiation of rights agreements with a range of stakeholders including co-producers, agents, unions, distributors and key suppliers
  • Occupy the role as spokesperson in press and media opportunities, and at events.


With previous producing experience within theatre, television or film, you will be skilled at delivering high quality filmed output on time and to budget.

You will have proven knowledge of managing projects from conception to completion, negotiating budgets and building solid commercial relationships with partners and artists.

Lastly, you will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to build strong nurturing relationships with highly creative people. You’ll also be a confident leader, able to drive the business forward.


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.

What to EXPECT 

  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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