Senior Production ManagerApply Now Apply Later
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Direct-to-Consumer and International
Mar. 12, 2020 Job Summary: The Senior Production Manager is the production management ‘spine’ within the Creative and Production team. This role oversees all administrative requirements and general project management for the production team. This includes budgets, financial transactions, traffic, crew engagement (where applicable) including high frequency legal interface. The role is responsible for the accurate delivery of the production team output. Responsibilities:Acting as a key point of contact for the Production Team, the role is responsible for:
General Production Management
Working with designers, producers and third-party partners to create content for The Walt Disney Company Australia
Manage workflow, approvals and delivery specifications to ensure projects are delivered on time, accurately and to a high level of execution
Key contact for Studio/integrated and Disney+ Marketing content production
Create and manage pre and post production requirements maintaining brand integrity throughout
Play an integral project management role during large integrated campaigns, tracking timing, briefs and budgets on all projects, including pre and post production and reporting to senior management
Liaise with the Creative, Marketing, Finance and Legal teams to ensure projects are compliant and delivered in timely fashion
Oversee coordination of weekly team meeting to discuss work in progress
Oversee the organisation of any film permits, transport, equipment hire, call sheets
Provide organisational support to Creative and Production team
Oversee general office administration via management and delegation with direct reports
Assist Producers as required in organisational aspects of their projects including budgeting, research and crew bookings (where applicable)
Partner with the broader creative team (Design) team to review and update assets
Planning and management of budgets, ensuring quarterly targets are met and reported quarterly to senior management
Oversee the creation of budgets and budget breakdowns for all projects
Oversee processing of invoices, travel & entertainment through SAP finance system, having a thorough knowledge of all company T & E policies
Form strong relationships with key stakeholders in Finance teams Legal Interface & Regulatory Management
Work with Australian legal team on contracts including legal aspects for internal and external productions e.g. Master Production Agreements, talent engagement, performance rights, music rights and general oversight of the use and clearance of Disney and third party IP
Oversight of adherence to all State and Federal regulations regarding engagement of children across all Australian states and New Zealand as well as The Walt Disney Company internal guidelines
Working closely with US based music lawyer and act as the key contact in Australian market for negotiation of music rights including commissioned work and reporting use of Production music to Audio Networks and APRA/AMCOS
Preparation of standard booking forms, licences, contracts and short term hire agreements
In line with company requirements, completing risk assessments and safety policies, as well as enforcing legal guidelines when filming with children, including, but not limited to, the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian
Crew Engagement (Ad Hoc)
Oversight of freelance resources, crew engagement and negotiations for the department
Drives negotiations with key freelance crew to seek best rates including parity of rates across disciplines of DOP’s, Editors and Audio Engineers
First point of contact for all crew bookings
Liaise with external vendors in relation to technical support
Minimum 5 years of experience in production management inside a media organization
Demonstrated leadership ability
Experience in creating, interpreting and tracking production budgets
High level of experience with SAP or similar accounting software
Strong finance background in relation to building and tracking multiple budgets
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding regarding State regulations regarding the engagement of children and experience of executing the required procedures
Strong background in legal requirements of contracts centred on production execution
Experienced in logistics of Production, including creating and maintaining call sheets, schedules and rundowns and management of post-production
Management and mentoring skillset
Solid industry contacts in terms of crew and technical staff
High level attention to detail
Self-managed and self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously
Excellent organisation skills, balancing competing priorities
Legal and contract management skills
Ability to stay on top of approvals and ‘push through’ where necessary
Strong project management skills and ability to plan into the future
MS Office Skills, including advanced knowledge of Outlook/Excel
Ability to make sound judgments and confident decision-maker
High level of numeracy and ability to create/track multiple budgets simultaneously
Assertive, resilient and objective
Basic knowledge of broadcast camera, editing equipment and postproduction processes
Sense of humour and a positive team player a must
About Direct-to-Consumer and International:
Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Limited , which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International .
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