Full Time Job

Manager, Physical Production, Anime - Japan

Netflix

Tokyo, Japan 07-27-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Production Executive to join the Physical Production team to manage both internal and third party co-productions Netflix Originals Anime titles from a physical production perspective.

Responsibilities include establishing and curating relations with producers and production companies, reviewing budgets, and supporting/suggesting best production practices. The position will work closely with our Creative, Post Production, and other internal teams along with producers to ensure efficient delivery.

The Opportunity

The Role

A successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker, able to exercise good judgment, initiative, and has an in-depth knowledge of Anime and production process.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Pre Production/Setup of Show
• Work with Finance, Legal, Creative, Engineering, Post & external production teams on establishing key production schedules and workflows and maximizing budget to spend as much on screen as possible

Budgeting
• Work with Showrunners and Line Producers to prepare and vet show budgets and schedules, providing feedback internally and externally on viability and risks
• Review creative/scripts & begin defining series budgets
• Collaborate with internal teams and our production partners to lock the budget
• Track & manage all costs, keeping stakeholders apprised of the status
• Review cost reports and trackers on a weekly basis
• Help ensure that productions run smoothly, meet deadlines and stay within budget

Scheduling
• Create/Help inform and draft production and post schedule
• Collaborate with internal teams (including Post, Content Ops) & external production team to lock schedule
• Troubleshoot and communicate all changes to schedule to internal/external teams

Staffing/Vendors
• Lead or assist with search and hire of key production staff
• Determine key vendors to accommodate creative vision and relationships, tax incentives, budget needs, location issues
• Help maintain/curate preferred vendor list

Content Management
• Set up and attend key creative approval sessions
• Set up and schedule legal clearance reviews with Legal Department

Qualifications
• BA/BS Degree; 10 Years + experience with anime production
• Ability to handle a fast-paced environment simultaneously supervising several projects in various points of production (from development through delivery)
• Familiar with the current trends and workflows for both HD and 4K productions, within an Anime production environment
• Knowledge of non Anime productions is an advantage
• Access to a long roster of high-quality vendors and talent throughout Japan
• Ability to respond after-hours for important, timely or urgent matters
• Team-player who operates in a fast-paced team-oriented setting
• Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information
• Understanding of how to prioritize and respond accordingly
• Willingness to travel, as external conditions permits
• Willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of current production process and gear
• Fluent in both English and Japanese
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Mail

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Company Profile
Netflix
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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