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Animation - LA

Visual Development Production Supervisor

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
Skydance Animation is looking for a strong Production Supervisor to drive, schedule, and manage the needs and workflow of the Visual Development department on our first episodic series. They will coordinate the day-to-day needs of Visual Development and see to it that it transitions into Shot Production in an organized and timely manner. The ideal candidate is a willing, proactive and positive team-player, with the ability to multi-task amongst shifting priorities. They are an experienced leader who can motivate a team within a constantly changing environment.


  • Strong working knowledge of art, visual development, and show technology department needs on an animated production as it moves into asset production
  • Work alongside the Production Manager to meet overall production scheduling and budget requirements
  • Understands how budget, scheduling, and overtime are affected by changes; ensure weekly quotas, department milestones, and inventory expectations are met
  • Assign artist work, drive and manage schedules and workload, coordinate timely availability of resources
  • Proactively predict and communicate as new assignments are needed; partner with Production Manager to continuously update statuses
  • Attend reviews and communicate specific action items to departments, artists, etc.
  • Create and update databases as required with notes, statuses, and other information
  • Create and update production tools and schedules
  • Supervise and mentor Production Coordinators and Production Assistants
  • Other ad hoc projects and duties as needed
  • Requirements

  • Previous experience Supervising on animated production(s), features or television, will be highly preferred, but we are open to considering a senior Production Coordinator who is uniquely ready to take on the next level in their career
  • Strong managerial experience, leading a team within a professional, fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience using ShotGrid (previously Shotgun) strongly preferred
  • Overseas vendor production experience, a plus
  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail, organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities while maintaining proactive communication with team
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude while anticipating issues and proactively identifying to solve and address
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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