Writer's Assistant/Associate Producer
Triptyk StudiosSanta Monica, CA
Full Time Job
Triptyk Studios (bio below,) an award-winning, multi-platform production company, currently represented by the 4-time Tony-winning ''An American in Paris'' (US national tour) and ''Oh, Hello on Broadway!'' on Netflix, and in development with multiple film, live theatrical projects, and television productions with A-list talent, is seeking an enthusiastic, driven, and diligent individual for a full-time Writers Assistant/Associate Producer position in its Santa Monica office, to work directly with Writer/Director/Producers and Triptyk Artistic Directors, Brian Swibel and Adam Westbrook.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in contributing to the day to day operations of a busy production office currently developing a wide range of projects for film, television, and theatre.
- Attention to detail, professional demeanor and a sense of humor are a must.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Pages and Google apps (Drive, Docs, Calendar, etc). Proficiency with with Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, et al), a huge plus. Familiarity with Movie Magic Screenwriter preferred, but not required.
- Integrity, honesty, and reliability.
- Ability to anticipate needs and be resourceful.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively with special emphasis on attention to detail.
- Team player, good with people and committed to collaboration and flexibility.
- Experience with production or creative deadline-driven environments strongly preferred.
- Some Dramaturgy skills (in film and theater) strongly preferred.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Basic office tasks such as answering phones, interfacing with internal and 3rd parties to coordinate schedules, filing, faxing, running errands, etc., as needed.
- Reading, writing, and contributing dramaturgy feedback for film, television, and theater projects.
- Assisting with the production of pitch materials for projects in development.
- Compiling and organizing voluminous research for theatrical, tv, and film projects.
- Covering plays and screenplays in professional format (can learn format on the job.)
- Assisting with special events such as readings or presentations related to projects.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Health Insurance offered.
MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY
TRIPTYK STUDIOS is the critically-acclaimed production studio and artistic home to award-winning writer-director-producers Brian Swibel, Tara Smith & Adam Westbrook. Modeled after the theater companies they grew up in and the film collectives they grew into, the company specializes in ground floor development and production for film, television, theater, web-based content and arts education. Triptyk's most recent works include the Tony-winning musical, ''An American in Paris'' (Broadway, West End, Nat'l Tour) and the Broadway and Netflix hit, ''Oh, Hello!'' starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Other live theater credits include the Tony-nominated and Outer Critics Circle winner, ''Xanadu'', starring Whoopi Goldberg; the Tony-nominated smash, ''You're Welcome America'', starring Will Ferrell and directed by Oscar winner Adam McKay, ''The Seagull'', starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan, ''The Performers'', starring Henry Winkler and Alicia Silverstone, ''Amélie'', starring Samantha Barks, and New York Times Critics Pick, ''My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer''. Some of their upcoming theater work includes a previously announced new musical with collaborator Stevie Wonder, a new musical based on the Archie Comics with book writer Adam McKay and producing partner Funny or Die, and a new musical based upon the acclaimed novel by Joyce Maynard, ''To Die For''. Triptyk's independent film work has been recognized in the Cannes Kodak Emerging Filmmakers Series where the short film ''Fault'' received international distribution, as well as festivals such as Lake Placid, Anti-Matter, and Clermont Ferrand, where the short ''Sunset Town'' was first featured. Upcoming film projects include an original movie musical based on the work of Jane Austen with celebrated director, Sam Buntrock. Their only foray into web-series yielded the record-breaking comedy series, ''Cubby Bernstein'', starring Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane and Patti LuPone. In the past several years, Triptyk has expanded into storytelling for television; their upcoming series include ''Big Dead Place,'' with Emmy-award winning director Tim Van Patten and Entertainment One, the previously titled ''Freedom Run,'' with partners Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones, and ''American B-Sides'', with Tim McGraw. Triptyk's extensive experience has born collaborations with world-class artists from the top levels of theater, film, television, music, and the visual arts, and a wide-ranging community of up and coming artists for which Triptyk works to provide an outlet for story development and production. Its many partners have included HBO, NBC, Universal, Heyday Films, Gary Sanchez Productions, Levinson/Fontana Company, The Gershwin Estate, Mosaic Media, and the Neil Simon Estate. Triptyk's work in non-profit education is a high priority and manifests itself through programs like Teens for Food Justice, The Zia Pueblo Project, and the in-development, Playing Pretend Initiative.
BRIAN SWIBEL is an award-winning writer, director and producer who works in film, television and theater. Among numerous recognitions, his work has made him a Kodak Emerging Filmmakers honoree, Outer Critics Circle Award winner, and three-time Tony Award nominee. Swibel's long history of writing, directing and producing for the theater began in Chicago where he founded his first theater company in 1999, directing, producing, and developing multiple productions, including ''Cowboy Mouth'' and ''House''. He continued his writing, directing and producing work in Los Angeles, penning an award-winning short film series, before moving to New York in 2006 to become that era's youngest lead producer on Broadway, with the musical comedy ''Xanadu'' by Douglas Carter Beane. The production captured international attention, starred Whoopi Goldberg in her smash-hit return to Broadway, and went on to tour around the world. Swibel's work on the show was twice featured in the New York Times and led to his creative partnerships with Tara Smith, and later, Adam Westbrook. During that time, Swibel directed the record-breaking webseries, ''Cubby Bernstein'', starring Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, and Patti LuPone. As his production company, Triptyk Studios, followed up with hits that included ''You're Welcome, America'', ''An American in Paris'', and ''Oh, Hello on Broadway!'', Swibel went on to create new episodic works for television, including ''Big Dead Place'' for the late James Gandolfini and ''Freedom Run'' for partner Stevie Wonder. Today, Swibel continues to work as writer, director and producer across the three disciplines he has spent his life learning, committed to great storytelling that delivers the unexpected to wide audiences.
ADAM WESTBROOK wrote & produced the independent pilot ''No Time For Niceties'' and garnered industry interest for several original screenplays including ''Closing In'', ''Hell and High Water'', and ''Conflicting Interests''. Along with writing, Westbrook became an accomplished composer of orchestral soundtracks for short and feature films, stage productions, documentaries and brand spots. Swibel & Westbrook write and develop their work at Triptyk Studios, the award-winning production company they founded with producer Tara Smith and for which they serve as Co-Artistic Directors. Along with television and film projects Triptyk develops and produces experimental, off-Broadway and Broadway theater, where their hits have garnered multiple Tony Awards and international audiences.
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