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Production ManagerLocation Burbank, California, United States Job ID 172996BR Apply Now
Warner Bros. Animation Inc. seeks a Production Manager for the WBA Main Production department. Position is responsible for monitoring and tracking artwork and approvals on a daily basis, and reports progress to Production Manager/Associate Producer. Organizes all pre-production artwork for shipping to overseas studios.
In partnership with the Line Producer establish and maintain the production schedule and delivery report updates on a weekly basis. Communicate with Producers, Directors, Artists and APMs to ensure production schedule is met. With the Line Producer, translate the Master Schedule into departmental micro-schedules. Monitor daily progress and report variances to Line Producer. Identify and elevate areas of appropriate concern to the Producer.
Collaborate with the Line Producer in tracking all costs to ensure the production stays within the budget. Communicate and troubleshoot budget problems with the Producers and Production Executives.
Supervise the preparation of pre-production materials for shipping. Directly manage the APMs and other production staff to ensure materials are prepped, QC’d and ready to be sent overseas. Notify Line Producer of any delays ahead of time.
May run Production Management meetings as requested by the Line Producer.
Work with the Line Producer to manage the Breakdown analysis process:
Oversee the evaluation of scripts and animatics
Generate and distribute reports
Ensure shipped episodes are on target with scope.
Handle the freelance hiring and paperwork. Negotiate deals with artists the producer has chosen. If using artists from other shows, seek approval for their use from their corresponding Production Manager. Discuss with Producers and Directors when freelance work is needed.
Work with Line Producer to create test materials for artists. Handle test assignments through completion.
Trade school degree or certification; Bachelor’s degree in related field; or equivalent work experience.
2-4 years previous work experience in Animation production or equivalent production experience. Experience with shot production, lighting, compositing, and color styling.
Strong knowledge of Animation workflow processes.
Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro.
Computer skills preferred: Photoshop, Toon Boom, Adobe Acrobat, Shotgun.
Must have ability to adapt to changing software applications.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with production team including Producers, Directors and artists via written and verbally.
Must have the ability to pay close attention to details.
Must understand oral and written instruction.
Must have the ability to organize, schedule, and delegate work effectively.
Must be pro-active and be an effective problem solver.
Must have ability to lead with a positive attitude and encourage collaboration.
Ability to manage time and balance priorities amid the pressures of busy, deadline-driven production.
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