Full Time Job


Warner Media

Beijing, China 5 days ago
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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Director, Local Productions
DIV/DEPT: WB Pictures International / Local Production
REPORTS TO: VP, Head of Theatrical Development and Production, China

Primary Purpose of Job:
Under the direction of the VP, Head of Theatrical Development and Production, China (VP), provide consulting services with respect to Warner Bros.' Chinese language film business in China by interfacing with Chinese production partners on Chinese language and co-production film projects (''Projects'') in which Warner Bros. invests. Oversee the day-to-day business needs of physical and post production on all WB Chinese language films. Serve as a key interface with executives or producers at production companies on projects undertaken by WB China. Provide consulting services in areas of assessing and monitoring financial and operational aspects of the projects.

Job Responsibilities:

Co-production projects:
1. Oversee the pre-production process including sets selection, ensuring production funds are in place, casting and talent contracts are in order.
2. Oversee the physical production of co-production projects, ensuring they are completed on schedule and to the WB standard of quality.
3. Interface with Chinese production partners to monitor production activities and relevant reports, e.g. cost reports, production schedules, and review dailies.
4. Evaluate and meet with potential post-production partners, visual effects companies, animation companies to provide resources for potential use in Warner Bros. films.
5. Be responsible for content and technical censorship submission and approval with Film Bureau.

Co-investment projects:
1. Establish the joint financial account as well as communication mechanism with investment partners.
2. Conduct regular set visits, ensuring footages, video materials are available at key milestones of production projects for WB's review. Ensure post-production partners are in coordination with WB distribution and marketing team on providing distribution & marketing campaign materials.
1. Prepare and submit reports on the Projects as required by Warner Bros.' entities, including ad-hoc requests for pertinent information.
2. Review all rough cuts and video materials, and work with WB Development team to provide detailed feedback.
3. Advise on regulatory approval and formalities, as required.
4. Interact closely with Warner Bros. Home Office management.
5. Any other activities required by Warner Bros.

• BA/BS in related field required.
• Post Graduate desirable.

o Established credibility and base of existing relationships within the creative community, while at the same time proven track record of driving projects/productions to completion on-time and within budget.
o Involvement in all aspects of the film production process including, but not limited to, team selection, production and post-production, and budgetary knowledge.
o Strong interpersonal skills are required as this job is primarily interacting with people and maintaining relations and contact throughout the film community.
o Must be able to interact with all levels of management.
o Proficient in spoken and written English.
o Computer relevant skills required.

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