Animation - LA
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…
The Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day production of the show. This position oversees the production schedule while balancing and prioritizing the needs across the show. As part of the project’s leadership team, this role is influential in guaranteeing timely deliveries for all departments, while also projecting stability, guidance, and competency. #animation
Oversee day-to-day/week-to-week production progress while keeping a clear understanding of all delivery expectations
Communicate with Producer daily, regarding the status of all departments
Coordinate the workflow for all supervisors and artists in the CG Department
Keep accurate daily output information of all departments and enforce deadlines
Alert Producer of potential problems and suggest appropriate solutions
Update key production personnel on the status of all areas of production
Prepare, update, and distribute weekly production schedule with accurate information to Leadership and production staff
Schedule and drive weekly department meetings to facilitate strong communication across department leadership
Manage and set expectations for Production Supervisors, Production Coordinators, and Production Assistants while providing mentorship on tracking artist productivity and ensuring follow-through
Assist Producer in hiring, performance reviews, transitions, and dismissal
Oversee the preparation of production materials for shipping
Manage the daily schedule to ensure production meets strict deadlines
Troubleshoot show schedule issues/challenges and provide recommendations
Coordinate and supervise vendor studios
Coordinate and supervise freelance artists/production staff
Assist in the scheduling of key production personnel
Schedule any additional production meetings as necessary
Assist with ancillary projects; assist Producer with special projects
Facilitate communication in a timely manner between Skydance Animation production vendor(s) regarding production issues, questions, and materials
Assist Post Supervisor in monitoring and facilitating retake process; ensure that lists and notes are communicated in a timely manner; monitor retake budget
Draft and coordinate all new hire paperwork for freelancers
Update Human Resources monthly on all freelance activity
Review and approve weekly time sheets, vacation requests, and OT approvals
Gather and submit new hire information to Human Resources
Coordinate Facilities and IT requests
Coordinate materials for festivals, awards, etc.
3 – 4 years of animation production management experience
Strong organization and communication skills (verbal and written)
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and problem solve
Ability to work well under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment
Possess complete knowledge of the animation production process
Successful partnerships with Artistic and Production Leadership
Strong working knowledge of Shotgrid (Shotgun), Excel, Word, Storyboard Pro, and file sharing programs
Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Outlook and MS Office
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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