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Show Production Manager - Expression of Interest


We are currently taking Show Production Manager expressions of interest for future opportunities in 2020.

Job Purpose

Responsible for overall show schedule and for managing everything required for efficient running of the Show. Reports to VFX Producer.

Needs to do

  • Create an overall show schedule for all phases of production.
  • Schedule and plan resource requirements with the VFX Producer, VFX Supervisor and Resource Manager to plan an effective and efficient approach to completing the show within contractually agreed deadlines.
  • Track overall Show Schedule (ie. Shots/Assets). Ensure the VFX team understands the goals and milestone deadlines for assets, shots, sequences and any R&D projects required.
  • Responsible for hitting scheduled targets and working with both department production & show production to ensure the schedule is on track.
  • Provide regular milestone reports and liaise with departments regarding milestones
  • Schedule new turnovers and attend turnover meetings
  • Input shots into Shotgun as required
  • Establish workflow for organizing and tracking incoming data and then hand off to PA, monitor workflow through out project
  • Report Show progress and any delays to VFX Producer
  • Inform all necessary parties of any possible/actual delays, reasons and what is being done to avoid further delays. Also, to notify all departments who might be affected by the delay. Adjust schedule accordingly.
  • Assist the VFX Producer with the weekly client reports. Liaise with the VFX Producer to ensure the information contained within is accurate at all times.
  • Arrange and/or attend senior VFX Supervisor reviews & Director reviews
  • If required, communicate with external vendors for Stereo deliveries.
  • Manage production team, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined. Mentor Production P.A’s.
  • Request overtime as necessary for artists to hit their targets. Maintain oversight on the amount of overtime worked, ensuring overtime at all times is productive.
  • If requested by VFX Producer, liaise with client to arrange reviews, meetings, conference calls, playlists, deliveries, discuss schedule etc.
  • Forecast resources for the show using the Forecasting Spreadsheet if required by VFX Producer
  • Track Actual Days vs Bid days on all stages of the pipeline

Needs to know and have

  • 2+ years Sequence Management experience in VFX or 2+ years previous experience in VFX Production Management
  • Proven scheduling experience with a knowledge of Shotgun
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Good communication skills – including interaction with show production team, department groups and supervisors
  • Able to manage clients
  • Organised and methodical in approach to work
  • Calm and positive demeanor
  • Clear in planning with artists, supervisors & clients.
  • Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm
  • Experience of onset work preferred

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.
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