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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank & New York City, - United States
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Line Producer

Description

adison 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; 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.?  

Role Summary

MSG is looking for an in-house Line Producer to be a lead producing experiences at an end to end scale from capture through post for the newly created MSG Sphere Studios in Burbank. As the creative content shop for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive for the best content creation, delivering content that has never been witnessed before on displays that have never been seen in this scale. The Line Producer is responsible for ensuring that all productions commissioned by MSG are fully supported both creatively, operationally, and financially. This senior management role covers all production within the studio; including attractions, immersive shows, residencies, and corporate events to name a few.

Reporting to the VP Production and working closely with the heads of Creative Development, Capture and Post/Pipeline, the candidate must demonstrate, real world production leadership experience. The ideal candidate has a unique blend of live action feature film, large format, high end music videos, immersive theatrical experiences, VFX, and digital media production with a proven track record of managing successful production & post production necessary to complete the visual and technically complex content for Sphere. This role requires a deep understanding of digital and post-production processes, including plate reconstruction, VFX and playback systems. The ideal candidate will be well versed in large format, VR, cinema, and/or super high-resolution production.

They will be responsible for the build out of production operations and production management processes of the studio to serve the creative production needs for Sphere productions. They will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day production management of multiple shows produced both internally (and externally), including reporting and managing casting to final show mastering. This is a role for a super organized Producer’s Producer!

Specific Functions/Activities:

  • Oversee line production from greenlight to post-production mastering including production scope, schedules, estimates, and technical needs for MSG Sphere content creation
  • Support the VP of Production establishing a production office including line producing responsibilities, post producing, production management, resource management, budgeting and scheduling.
  • The right candidate will have exceptional line producing experience end to end – live thru post.
  • Participate in the setup of the production office with streamlined processes and templating:
  • Budgeting
  • Permitting
  • Casting and Crewing
  • Payroll and Accounting – reconciliation
  • Location scouting
  • Pre, Shoot, Post-production management.
  • Act as a key producer in the Exploration and Learning stages of MSG Sphere.
  • Cast, crew, schedule, budget, and oversee live action productions both on location and in studio.
  • Liaise with the Creative and Technical departments to ensure that your crew needs are met
  • Collaborate regularly with creative, production and technical teammates, and NY senior management.
  • Identify and implement the best in class Production Management tool seta to manage shoots and productions.
  • Maintain relationships with external vendors ensuring all deliverables are met.
  • Manage post scope for all other related filming such as behind the scenes, trailers, external Sphere content, marketing, promo videos, content library and portals.
  • Drive process and template the work needed to stand up a production office – to include but not limited to; budgets, call sheets, shot lists, DOOD, crew lists, location check lists, post check lists etc.

Qualifications:

  • What will it take?  A unicorn of unicorns with a diversified portfolio of experience in both live action production, post-production, and a deep passion to explore the new medium of Sphere, while advancing production processes, with subject matter expertise across the board.
  • Domestic and international location and studio production experience with large budget productions.
  • Previous experience in the cinema industry fluent line producer
  • Previous show runner and production office establishment desired.
  • 10+ years of experience production live action studio and location based large productions.
  • 10+ years of experience in a digital facility, working in post-production pipelines
  • Experience with large format/CG/360 content creation
  • Superb organizational skills with ability to create executive presentations, budget summaries, production plans, multi-project timelines, etc.
  • A confident, professional, and persuasive communication style with senior leaders and team
    members
  • A passion for creative problem-solving and strategic thinking
  • Ability to remain flexible and calm in high-pressure situations and adjust as multiple moving
    parts consistently change
  • Experience with attaining film production tax credits and incentives within the state of California and other locations.
  • Permitting fluency, a must.  
  • Role will require some travel to locations via air &/or vehicle, domestic and internationally, in order to assess and/or supervise productions or areas of interest or improvements on production locations
  • Role will require some travel to/ from LA to NY for business meetings.

At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance to local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.

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