Manager - Physical Production Docs & Comedy

City, State
Los Angeles, CA
Duration
Ongoing
Salary
Competitive
Job posted on
06/16/17
Website
not provided
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About the job

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager to help manage both internal and third party co-productions from a originals production perspective with specials, films and series. Responsibilities include establishing and curating vendor & staff/crew relations, reviewing budgets and supporting/suggesting best practices from pre production through delivery. This position will report in to the Director of Physical Production in Los Angeles. Together, this team is responsible for supervising all aspects of production with our global original documentaries series, films and comedy specials.

The Opportunity
Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to have over 100 million streaming members worldwide. With continued international expansion and a move into original film acquisition and production underway, it's a great time to join Netflix.

The Role
A successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast moving position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker, and able to exercise good judgment and initiative while dealing with a high volume slate.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pre Production/Setup of Show

Work with Finance, Legal, Creative, Engineering, Post & external production teams on establishing key production schedules and workflows and maximizing budget to spend as much on screen as possible.
Budgeting

Work with Showrunners, EICs and Line Producers to prepare and vet show budgets and schedules, providing feedback internally and externally on viability and risks.
Review creative/scripts & begin defining post budget and VFX scope
Collaborate with internal and external teams to lock budget
Track & manage all post related costs, keeping stakeholders apprised of status
Update cost reports and trackers on a weekly basis
Deal with the Bond company on delivery dates & budget concerns when applicable
Help ensure that productions run smoothly, remain safe, meet deadlines and stay within budget.
Scheduling

Create/Help inform and draft production and post schedule
Collaborate with internal teams and external production team to lock schedule.
Troubleshoot and communicate all changes to schedule to internal and external teams
Staffing/Vendors

Lead or assist with search and hire of key production staff
Determine key vendors to accommodate creative vision and relationships, tax incentives, budget needs, location issues.
Help maintain/curate preferred vendor list
Content Management

Set up and attend key creative approval sessions
Set up and schedule legal clearance reviews with Legal Department
Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree
8 Years + experience with long form production executive management both in the field and on a network level for both series and films. Candidates will likely be at the VP level or equivalent outside of Netflix
Ability to handle a fast paced environment simultaneously supervising several projects in various points of production (from development through delivery)
Familiar with the current trends and workflows for both HD and 4K, single cam and multi-cam event
Access to long roster of high quality vendors and talent worldwide
Ability to respond after hours for important, timely or urgent matters
Team-player who operates in a fast paced team-oriented setting
Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information
Understanding of how to prioritize and respond accordingly
Willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of current production process and gear
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task
Proficiency in Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Microsoft Word, Excel, Movie Magic Budgeting, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Mail

Compensation
Netflix offers an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, stock options, 401K (with match), comprehensive benefits and relocation.

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