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Associate Producer


Emeryville, CA 4 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Associate Producer (Feature Film)


Long - term strategic production planning and reporting:
• Design and execute big - picture plan for the feature film production, including pre - and post - production
• Work with Producer to map out production schedules and strategically position major creative and technical landmarks
• Assume the role and responsibilities of the Producer in his/her/their absence
• Partner with Production Manager to supervise production sch edule/quotas
• W ith Producer, Production Manager and Technical Supervisor, design film's production
organization chart, global production pipeline, and department structure
• Analyze production performance and strategically problem - solve to trouble - shoot inven tory flow issues
• Collaborate with leadership of other studio films to continuously streamline and improve production process
• Plan for screenings and drive getting footage approved; plan and update footage chart
• Coordinate with Post Production - timing, dubbi ng, previews, etc.

B udget and finance supervision:
• Oversee and actively manage film budget and resources, including staff start/wrap dates
• On a daily/weekly basis, supervise spending, strategize allocation of budget resources, and cost
out impact of any changes and/or staffing delays with the Production Accountant
• Prepare and present quarterly budget updates and production summaries to CFO and Executive Team

Personnel (technical and artistic staff) and production resource management:
• Provide leader ship and mentorship, encourage a shared vision, and be a touchstone for the crew
• Serve as key Human Resources point person for the show: champion ongoing performance feedback and performance review process, actively address personnel and staffing issues, a nd help to problem - solve and resolve challenges and differences
• Proactively review and assess production and staffing needs; mitigate risks, communicate shifts in production priorities and show decisions
• Plan for and handle all crew transitions, taking on any budget and resource issues that arise
• Lead the show's hiring and staffing process, spearhead recruiting pushes, and be responsible for related administrative details such as offer letters and deal memos
• Coordinate with Department Heads and leadership on other productions to acquire needed staff and facilitate their moves between projects
• Provide mentorship and motivation to team leads and managers: assist them in supervising artists and balancing workload within department, and guide them through challe nging stages of production, ups and downs, etc.
• Manage equipment (machines/hardware/software) and office space resources

Support of the creative process:
• Attend Director creative review and approval sessions and provide leadership as needed
• Handle produ ction dialogue recording sessions, and work with voice talent as requested by Producer
• As necessary, attend and facilitate music scoring sessions and sound mix
• Suggest production solutions that will allow for needed creative changes to be made
• Support the film as needed through the seasons of publicity, marketing and distribution
• Collaborate closely with producers of feature film's special projects (promotional materials, trailers, DVD extras, title sequences, etc.) as well as studio - wide departments ( Tools, Information Systems, Human Resources, Facilities, and Film)

• Minimum 5 years production management experience in animation film production or equivalent
• Familiarity with all aspects of production, including budget & schedule management, personnel and performance management
• Shown ability to stay objective and exercise sound judgment in complex situations
• Demonstrated ability to support and encourage artists in all subject areas

• Exceptional organizational, project manag ement, negotiation, partnering and team - building skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to use positive tone and demeanor to diffuse disagreements, provide solutions, and cultivate a fun and productive working env ironment
• Proven ability to maintain composure and focus in a demanding, fast - paced work environment
• Thoughtful and diplomatic; successful in dealing with sensitive and confidential material
• Ability to pull together and focus a diverse team of artists
• Solid understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel, MS Project or equivalent, and FileMaker Pro platforms; database experience useful

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g419kq-54-227-97-219-42 in your application.