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Director, Creative

Disney

Burbank, CA 05-17-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Director, DCVI - Creative will oversee all facets of creative, for international localization. They will determine the creative direction for quality and cost-effective dubbing and subtitling of all Studio-branded content, including both live-action and animated titles. The role will lead a team responsible for identifying and problem-solving all dubbing challenges, including translation challenges, casting approvals, text inserts, music strategy and legal clearances.

The role will include overseeing a team of experienced and seasoned localization professionals, liaising with business stakeholders and senior leadership on their various needs, therefore candidate must have a keen sense of diplomacy.

They will be tasked to set-up the global teams for success, to make certain that the local versions reflect the original filmmaker intent and that each product is locally relevant.

Responsibilities include:
• Act as key global contact and liaison to post-production
• Develop and implement creative strategy for upcoming titles
• Identify and grow a global talent pool, with a focus on diversity and authenticity
• Review and approve work of vendors, providing direction and constant feedback
• Ensure we are leading the way in adaptation and implementation of the latest technology and advancements
• Capture localization metrics and report results to Sr leadership
• Evaluate domestic reference materials and give guidance to team members and local studio vendors on localization approach
• Work with outside vendors to produce and edit technical and creative briefs of films currently in production to aid international dubbing
• Communicate creative ideas in a clear manner to non-native English speakers to make certain that the original creative intent is not lost in translation
• Manage and develop team, globally
• Ensure creative consistency across all products
• Make sure that all localization meets brand expectations
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with strategic partner/studios

Requirements:
• 8+ years of prior localization project management experience, specializing in dubbing or subtitle localization
• Proficient and well-versed in music. Candidate must have a ''good musical ear''
• Strong project management skills & ability to track multiple projects at a time
• Working knowledge of industry standard localization tools
• Experience working in a high-volume production environment with multiple simultaneous projects and tight deadlines.
• Ability to multi task
• Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments to achieve common goals
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in the voice over recording process

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, California is $139,800.00-$180,800.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

The hiring range for this position in Burbank is $139,800.00-$180,800.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

This position is with Disney Character Voices, Inc, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmmkv2-44-220-44-148-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $139,800 to $180,800 Per Year ($ USD)