- Studio Production Manager

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Studio Production Manager


Studio Production Manager

• Intermediate Level


The Studio Production Manager is responsible for monitoring, tracking and understanding Vancouver’s tactical and strategic capacity.

Category Production Manager  Special Effects 
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 17, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The Studio Production Manager is responsible for monitoring, tracking and understanding Vancouver’s tactical and strategic capacity in order to contribute towards work distribution in partnership with Director of Production and Vancouver Talent Management, Global Capacity Manager and Executive in Charge, Vancouver Studio.

They will be the first point of contact for Vancouver capacity and drive artist utilisation and resolve crewing conflicts across the portfolio of shows, working closely with the Talent Management team. They are responsible for designing initial crewing plans and handoff to the show Production team. 

What You’ll Do

Capacity Management - in partnership with Global Capacity Manager, Director of Talent Management, Talent Managers, Director of Production and Showrunners:
  • Assessment of New Bids, helps create placeholder crew ramps and provide scenarios to ascertain whether work will fit into each studio
  • Assessment of Capacity on Awarded work and Growth scenarios 
  • Reviews multiple bodies of work and provide analysis when updated crewing needs cause issues 
  • Raise issues with Global Capacity Manager and appropriate Production Team and / or EP and seek to resolve issues collaboratively
  • Balance day-to-day needs of multiple projects and crew, informing Talent Management and artists when changes are necessary
  • Maintain consistent and updated local capacity assessments to help guide local studio capacity decisions
  • Partner with individuals shows on 3PP strategies based on volume and necessity
  • Provide detailed analysis to help navigate strategic crewing and capacity decisions
  • Provide consistent reports to share capacity outlook
  • Proactively create plans to boost artist utilisation. Collaborate with Director of Talent Management, local Talent Managers, global counterparts and Production leadership to even out peaks and troughs of capacity across all departments
  • From a neutral point of view, look for solutions to ensure an equitable split of resources between the local shows while balancing the larger studio talent strategy, deadlines and financial targets
  • Escalate capacity and utilisation issues to Global Capacity Manager for final decisions about tactical capacity and utilisation balancing within the studio
What We’re Looking For
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film, Art, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience required 
  • Hands-on Talent Management experience – casting, management & resource scheduling (2+ years)
  • Proven track record of successfully working in Visual Effects Production Manager capacity on several major productions at a facility (5+ years)
  • Must have a specific understanding of the visual effects business including, pipeline, artist disciplines, techniques, scheduling and throughput
  • Strong production and tools knowledge required
  • Must be a compelling communicator with a strong point of view and a proven ability to influence others through diplomacy.  Must be able to articulate ideas effectively
  • Ability to facilitate meetings 
  • Strong problem-solving capability both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical skills including mathematical concepts
  • Proven ability to effectively interact and build relationships throughout all levels of an organization.
  • Flexible, proactive, positive attitude 
  • Sound judgement, diplomacy, and tact; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills across geographical locations

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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