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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Production Manager

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Production Manager (Show)

Category: Production Manager
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Singapore (Singapore)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Singapore

A Show Production Manager (“PM”) reports to a project’s VFX Producer. The PM partners with the VFX Producer regarding all aspects of the show’s production: show schedule, bidding/re-bidding, budget, on-going reports, workflow, crewing, organization, communication and – when applicable – client interaction.
The PM is managed by the Director of Talent Management.
Show Production Managers work in tandem with a VFX Producer on a project. The PM functions as the Producer’s “right hand”, stepping up to support Producer duties as required and keeping a direct line of communication with the VFX Producer (and/or Executive in Charge of Production) on all aspects of the show. The PM reports to the VFX Show Producer on a daily basis for show specific tasks. The PM reports to Director of Production Management for larger career development, compensation, etc.
Work with the Producer on a day-to-day basis in tackling the numerous, varied tasks that arise in the course of production
Work with the Producer to manage resources according to the bid (EFC Reports)
Build and manages the overall show schedule, including both sequence and asset levels
Facilitate show set up concerning leadership and production hierarchy
Manage turnover meetings
Set Priorities for each department based on dependencies and asset delivery
Collaborate with Supervisors and Leads, via the Coordinators
For a SF-hubbed show, work with SF to manage workflow to Singapore, collate respective bids, flag dependencies and report weekly – is key contact on asset/shot production
Work closely with Talent Management to ensure show has the artist resources needed
Mentor and support Singapore Production Support teams.
Under direction of VFX Producer, collaborate with CG Production managers on day-to-day crew needs as required.
In collaboration with Producer and Supervisors, create overall show asset and shot schedule across all disciplines and capitalizing on external vendors, using ILM’s best practices for scheduling. Oversee implementation of schedule by guiding and directing coordinators, Supervisors and leads as needed.
In collaboration with Producer, manage the production crew on a daily basis including directing Coordinators and Production Assistants to ensure all show needs are met.
With input from Supervisors and VFX Producer, proactively identify and plan for work to be outsourced. Help identify vendors appropriate for body of work. Prepare vendor bidding packages, contribute to vendor cost analysis and weekly cost reporting as needed.
Proactively problem-solve and raise concerns in all aspects of vendor relations.
Provide support as liaison with vendors for technical and creative issues that arise to ensure work stays on schedule and optimal work flow is adhered to.
Evaluate and learn individual artist strengths; help develop cross utilization of resources to promote an effective work flow.
Act as default leader when Producer is out of office or otherwise engaged, and is responsible for directing ‘2nd lieutenant’ level duties with the production crew.
Run bid meetings as needed. Budgeting may or may not be required, and would be left to the discretion of the Producer. In partnership with Producer, check EFC to make sure work is on budget.
Manage client contact when Producer is absent or unavailable
Travel for client meetings and/or plate shoots as needed
Work on the same schedule as first or second unit production as needed
Special projects as requested


Bachelor’s degree in Film or related field or equivalent work experience required.
Five years minimum work experience in production. Strong working knowledge of Visual Effects techniques and terminology preferred.
Proficiency in Macs/PCs including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong scheduling experience required
Working knowledge of Linux a plus
Display clear communication, strong organizational skills, reliable follow-through and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities gracefully.
Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines.

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