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Associate Producer, Franchise

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Film, TV, & Corporate
The Manager for Franchise Project Management is a key member of Skydance Media’s Interactive Licensing department and supports the execution of various franchise strategies by managing licensed projects across the interactive mediums which result in robust revenue streams. This role reports to the Vice President of Business Development and Franchise Strategy and supports the development of interactive projects leveraging Skydance IP that provide augmentative experiences for fans. The primary goal is to facilitate and manage multi-million-dollar revenue streams by coordinating schedules and deliverables for projects across the Skydance portfolio.
 
The person in the role should be highly organized, self-motivated and hold deep pride in their work. A passion for video games is an absolute must and a love of storytelling, fandom and traditional entertainment is highly desired. This role requires clear, concise and routine communication around multiple projects in development at any time. Ideal candidates are conscientious workers who can break down complex problems, build solutions, and have an eye for continuous improvement. #Media

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary day-to-day point of contact with external interactive partners developing projects with Skydance IP
  • Record detailed meeting minutes; identifying, tracking, and following-up on action items
  • Maintain a tracking database for asset and deliverable submissions requiring approval from Skydance stakeholders
  • Track tasks within the team and ensure they are completed within appropriate timeframes
  • Sustain a robust documented process for the project pipeline from identification through launch
  • Continually work to optimize process and improve workflow for project deliveries
  • Track multi-million-dollar deals and compile project performance data
  • Contribute feedback on gameplay, assets, story, characters and materials
  • Craft written assessments at key development milestones
  • Establish fluency with Skydance IP through research of source materials (i.e. original works, scripts, bibles) and collaborate with Skydance creative divisions
  • Help build effective pitch decks highlighting franchise concepts and unique opportunities to leverage within interactive
  • Maintain a tracking database for company relationships across interactive mediums to help identify potential partners (developers, publishers, platforms) to fulfill Skydance’s franchise strategy
  • RequirementS

  • Interest in or experience with narrative and gameplay design across platforms(console, PC, mobile, VR, AR, NFTs)
  • Understanding of interactive business models, current industry standards and key players (platforms, publishers and developers)
  • Passion for fandom surrounding entertainment IPs across mediums (comics, games, TV, Film, etc.)
  • MS Office suite proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building positive relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to create processes independently and move projects to completion
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Experience with project management tools such as Jira, Confluence, Airtable, etc.
  • Fast learner and interest in new technologies
  • Preferred Experience

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of project management  experience, specifically in game production at a game developer, publisher, or first party
  • Experience in traditional entertainment (film, TV) a plus
  • Experience building or managing knowledge bases highly preferred
  • Experience working with external developers and production teams
  • Experience with no or low-code automations
  • CAPM certification a plus
  • 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.
     
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