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Director of Artist Pipeline Technology

Description

Overview

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com.  

MSG Ventures was created to advance MSG’s goals of creating the “venue of the future,” along with immersive experiences that revolutionize the way fans, artists, and events engage and connect – both in and out of the venue. Ventures will explore and create technologies that redefine the limits of connectivity, video and acoustics, and content distribution, with the ultimate goal of creating immersive experiences that take place before, during and after an event. MSG Ventures will strategically invest in and partner with companies and institutions developing next-generation technologies that redefine the live entertainment experience.

Role Summary

MSG is looking for a Director of Artist Pipeline Technology to join a groundbreaking post-production department based in Los Angeles. As the content delivery team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create world-class content at an unprecedented scale for the largest LED screens ever made.

This role is responsible for collaborating with each show’s creative team, live action production, Editorial Integration I/O, & QC, and the VFX Technical Supervisor to determine the scope, budget, and schedule for all VFX activities required. This role involves on-set oversight to assure that VFX elements are captured within the agreed-upon specifications, and to help problem solve or flag any issues that will lead to adjustments in schedule or budget. During post production, this role will involve staffing, scheduling, and managing an internal VFX team as well as overseeing third party VFX vendors in collaboration with the VFX Technical supervisor. This position requires a high level of organization and management of large budgets with activities distributed across the globe.

Candidates must demonstrate real world experience and a proven track record of applying all of the above processes within the walls of a fast-moving creative environment while remaining conscious of each project's budget constraints. This role will additionally involve communicating with Pipeline and IT to forecast VFX needs and to coordinate feedback from artists with an eye on optimizing processes and automating tasks where possible.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Work with VFX Technical Supervisor and other department leads to properly scope and budget VFX for each Sphere show. 
  • Work on set as needed to assure VFX remains inside scope and budget. 
  • Schedule, budget, oversee staffing, and manage workload for an internal VFX team. 
  • Manage bidding process with external VFX vendors to scope and budget work, then manage selected vendors to assure delivery at contracted level of quality on time and in budget. 
  • Oversee reviews to assure that notes are properly communicated and addressed, and that all tasks and asset statuses are properly tracked. 
  • Assure that Editorial, Integration, I/O, & QC are aware of status of all deliverables at all times and communicate any issues that will lead to delays as they arise. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years experience Producing feature film or high end episodic VFX. 
  • A demonstrated track record of delivering high quality VFX on time and within budget. 
  • Well-versed in budgeting, scheduling, and managing multiple external vendors working in parallel with internal VFX teams. 
  • Experience producing photo-real VFX, particles and dynamics, CG characters, and motion graphics in an integrated pipeline. 
  • Must be a team player and work well under tight deadlines. 

Education

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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