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Production Manager - Animation (Contract, Hybrid Working)

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6 Aug 2022

Production Manager - Animation (Contract, Hybrid Working)

Role: Production Manager - Animation
Specialism: Animation (2D, 3D, CG)
Type: Contract
Duration: 6months +
Location: London (Hybrid Working)
IR35 Determination: Inside IR35
Pay Rate: Daily Rate (DOE)
Start: ASAP/Urgent

Production Manager - Animation (Contract, Hybrid Working)

CPS Group UK are delighted to be seeking a seasoned Production Manager with substantial, proven experience in animation, animated series production and animated processes (eg 3D, CG), on behalf of a well-established Media brand in London.

The Production Manager will oversee projects at all stages of development and production, sharing (or owning) the production budget. The Production Manage will maintain an overview of all aspects of project life cycles and be responsible for management and maintenance of production plans.

This is a 6-month initial contract, working on a weekly hybrid working pattern.

Role Responsibilities

-Contribute into the development process of crafting project proposal plans for greenlight; recommending pipelines & teams that focus on successfully delivering shows to defined parameters, considering the nature of production & any risk factors.
-Develop overall production plans & schedules working with all key project stakeholders to factor in wider business requirements.
-Collaborate on assigned pilot production & pick-up process, including budget & schedule.
-Consult with Business/Legal Affairs to facilitate their effective oversight of contracts, residuals, music, insurance/s, clip clearances, IP & postproduction issues.
-Provide regular reporting materials for Finance team/s to ensure they have oversight of production spending, tax implications and financial compliance.
-Collaborate with all key stakeholders to ensure that all productions are compliant with standards of business practice, production handbooks, health & safety, content protection & legal requirements.
-Produce regular production reports for all series in production, for internal reference.
-On-going, arrange regular forums to communicate with Project production teams, as well as internal stakeholders to track progress & assess business opportunities to promote the show/s or scheduling.
-Troubleshoot as the need arises.
-Oversee delivery & full (creative & technical) acceptance of all assets of each series, including original language master tapes, alternative language delivery, and postproduction deliverables and marketing assets.

Required Skills & Experience

-Substantial, proven experience in animated series production at management, or equivalent level working across multiple genres of animated processes (2D, 3D, CG).
-Experience of managing teams.
-Knowledge of production management, accounting, reporting systems.
-Strong knowledge base of facilities & services relevant to animation production: being able to assess capabilities & capacities, strength & weaknesses.
-Technical knowledge pertaining to series production across all forms of the animation techniques.
-Maintain knowledge base of current & developing working pipeline practices, different of unusual/emerging technological, production requirements & monitoring tools, formats & tech specs.
-Ability to anticipate each step of production, scheduling & budgetary issues.
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to inspire & enthuse co-producers; & build strong teamwork with studios worldwide.

For more information or immediate consideration for this opportunity, please contact Charlie Grant at CPS Group UK or email (see below)

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  • Job Reference: 679012617-2
  • Date Posted: 6 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CPS Group (UK) Ltd
    CPS Group (UK) Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: DOE
  • Role: Data, Marketing, Other, Project Management
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: 6months +