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Production Manager for Horror Film Wanted
LA Based Production Company is seeking a Production Manager for a horror film to hit the ground running.
We are a group of motivated filmmakers looking to make a great horror film. This job is for motivated PMs looking to build bridges, and/or get their feet wet, and/or get involved with a great opportunity.
Production Managers duties include....
...focusing mainly on budget with immediate breakdown of the script for purposes of scheduling and budgeting. Making a logistical plan and detailed schedule for the shoot while working closely with the producer and the first AD director in the pre-production stages.
1. The PM will need to initial locations scouting and manage any financial arrangements to secure locations.
2. The PM will need to prepare a shooting schedule that satisfies scheduling restrictions of all cast and crew as well as location availability.
3. The PM will need to create a working budget that accounts for personnel, equipment, and locations.
4. Work with the line producer to hire crews and contract with suppliers.
5. Coordinates all necessary transportation and housing for the cast and crew for the duration of the filming schedule.
Once shooting begins,
1. The PM will need to oversees the working budget. They account for any budgeting changes during production and keep the director, producers, and studio abreast of any deviations from the initial budget.
2. The PM will need to be responsible for making sure that all locations and cast have the prerequisite releases filed with the production office. They also ensure that all necessary permitting has been taken care of for each respective location.
3. The PM will serve as a liaison between local authorities and the director and crew. This ensures that all local ordinances are being followed and the production doesn't risk getting shut down, while allowing the director and crew to focus solely on the shoot.
4. The PM will need to complete a daily production report, which shows how the day's shooting went and reports any deviations from the master shooting schedule.
Desired skills sets:
1. Organization. The ability to plan, organize, and administer a complex production with multiple people. A huge part of being a production manager is organizing and scheduling all the moving parts that make up a film set.
2. Excellent budgeting and accounting skills. Keeping track of a film's budget is one of the most important jobs a production manager has.
3. Excellent communication skills. The production manager must communicate and work with producers, the director, studio executives, crew heads as well as local government and authorities.
4. Knowledge of film and TV production. The production manager should have a working knowledge of film and TV production beyond their specific job duties as they are required to communicate and coordinate with almost every department on a film set.
5. Contacts. Having a working relationship with equipment suppliers and personnel recruiters can help a production manager enormously as they move from job-to-job. When starting a new production, being able to call on the services of people whose abilities you trust will go along way in helping you in your pre-production planning.
6. Knowledge of laws and regulations. Production managers should be well versed in health and safety regulations, insurance, basic human resources issues, contracts, and labor law.
*A film school degree is a PLUS.
*Work experience is a MUST. The PM should have some experience - generally speaking, from starting out in lower level jobs such as: runners, production assistants, location managers, production coordinators, accountants, production secretaries, assistant production managers, or occasionally assistant directors.