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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Line Producer - Onsite

Description

Who are we hiring?
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!

What will you do?

• Oversee line production from greenlight to post-production mastering including production scope, schedules, estimates, and logistic 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 – development thru post.
• Participate in the setup of the production office with streamlined processes and templating:
o Budgeting
o Permitting
o Casting and Crewing
o Payroll and Accounting – reconciliation
o Location scouting
o 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.
• Union experience a must
• 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.


What do you need to succeed?

• 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
• You must be a Movie Magic Budgeting and excel guru
• 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 preferred
• 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
• Cast and Crew payroll experience a must.

 

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.


Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
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 mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-DW1