Head of Production
Wayfarer EntertainmentLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
As the Head of Production/Post, this individual will initiate and supervise all aspects of Wayfarer productions. This person will facilitate communication between productions and Wayfarer, manage to creative expectations, schedules and the financial well-being of the productions. Also, The Head of Production/ Post, you will be responsible for drafting production plans and schedules, creating initial budgets prior to producer selection, and managing series/content production and post-production processes.
MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES / BUDGET:
Create initial budgets and schedules for pilots/series.
Maintain Company precedents set for deals, rates and provides ATL contractual obligations to producers and accountants to aid in budgeting process.
Manage Creative and Production to ensure clear communication and effective translation of vision, maximizing on-screen dollars and delivering projects on time and on budget.
Supervise asset management upon wrap of pilots/series.
Read and annotate scripts/materials and prepares itemized breakdowns and initial budgets prior to producer being hired.
Identify and negotiate stages/production offices as needed.
CROSS TEAM COLLABORATION:
Collaborates with colleagues to ensure that productions are in compliance with the Company's goals and guidelines.
Liaison with various business partners, facilitating materials and information to address inter-departmental needs.
Attend production meetings, read-thrus, run-thrus as needed.
Provides support to Head of Sales for budgeting/scheduling of productions.
COMPLIANCE & POLICY MANAGEMENT:
Guide productions in compliance with Production Manual and ensure all contracts, deal memos, permits, releases, labor laws, etc. are adhered to per Company policy.
Update, maintain and provide Production Manual to production contractors and staff in conjunction with company needs.
Review production documents and cost reports on select projects.
Manage Company insurance policy and guide productions with regard to Company requirements, including managing the insurance application process and binding of policies.
Prepare initial union/guild paperwork at the onset of production.
Maintain company policies and guidelines in collaboration with Creative, Legal, Labor, etc.
Maintain permit to employ minors
Schedule and organize production I-9 and harassment training sessions.
Review residual binders prior to submission to network.
Review credit binders prior to submission to network.
TIMELINE & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Create calendars and countdowns for current series and provide leadership to keep all parties on schedule
Attend production meetings, read-thrus, run-thrus as needed
Provide weekly WGA status reports as required.
Leverage experience with new emerging digital production technologies to pro-active style to seek out and evaluate new cameras and workflows
CREW & STAGE:
Facilitate key crew hires
Vet IA status of crew members to ensure membership in good standing prior to production office opening
Supervise load-ins and wrap out of stages and final walk- thru of stages
Minimum of 5 years of network or studio production work experience required.
Must be proficient in movie magic budgeting and scheduling or similar.
Demonstrated ability to supervise multiple projects simultaneously
Familiarity with guild and union agreements
Experience and understanding of new emerging digital production technologies
Able to analyze and summarize performance and provide advice and solutions.
In-depth, working knowledge of Excel
In-depth understanding of the pre-production, production, and post-production process
Ability to manage multiple projects/series simultaneously
Ability to gather, communicate, and apply information and trends about the industry and emerging technologies, in order to further company goals
Demonstrated management and financial skills
Proficiency in task follow-through and taking initiative.
Direct and purposeful in all verbal and non-verbal communication.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Receptive to and approachable by others in any situation.
Organized and detail-oriented.
Approaches problems or roadblocks as opportunities for learning and creative thinking.
Flexible with work assignments, takes on responsibilities as business needs require.
Additional experience as Producer or related production management or production finance works is preferred.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
Job Code: Los Angeles
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