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Senior Manager, Post Production

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 770406BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Dec. 09, 2020

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios combines the best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring first class entertainment to the big screen for audiences around the world. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, Post Production Feature Films to join the Post Production team at our Burbank, CA Studios.

The Senior Manager, Post Production Feature Films reports to the Vice President of Post Production to support all aspects of the post process for Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Nature Feature Films. This position will lead a team of Sound and Picture professionals.


  • Drafts, implements and manages schedules which includes: Technically organizing and supervising feature show previews and screenings, recording sessions, mixing processes, sound checks and reviews for Directors and Executives. Offering solutions when conflicts arise, implementing schedules that allow for maximum flexibility and adaptation in the face of extremely tight timeline and last-minute changes.
  • Responsible for the Post Production film budget which includes forecasting and reporting of costs through film delivery.
  • Review and assess Post Production staffing needs for each Production with VP of Post Production.
  • Manages a team of Media Technical Engineers and Re-recording Mixers that run the theater, transfer room, mixing and recording rooms that supports the daily operation for Feature Production. This includes providing coaching, feedback, development and time card approval.
  • Manages the daily Post operation for Feature Productions, this includes: Partnering with the Music and Sound departments, Production Management, and Technology to provide support to deliver a premium Feature Film on schedule. Partnering with Publicity, Marketing and Consumer Products to schedule and deliver any sound content created from the Feature Films. Planning and communicating all schedule contingencies that support downstream processes; Including but not limited to facilitation of localization, dubbing, and subtitling. MPA ratings, international censor considerations, TV/airline versioning.
  • Responsible for the technical delivery of all sound (with Lead re-recording mixer), to Disney distribution for all shows. This includes oversight of standard theatrical sound deliverables as well as ancillary (IMAX, Screen-X, D-Box, etc.) and post theatrical (home video, streaming, etc.) sound delivery.
  • Works closely with DI Post Manager to sync up the delivery of the Feature picture and sound together, working with Disney Distribution, vendors, and crew to make sure shows are correctly wrapped and archived for posterity.
  • Constantly assess sound wrap/archive procedures with Lead re-recording mixer, to maximize efficiency in an ever evolving technical landscape.
  • Remain current as it applies to industry technology (e.g. Editing/ Screenings software).
  • Responsible for the accuracy, technical delivery and final approval of end credits for all Feature Productions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience or equivalent in Post-Production in a Managerial role on Feature Films.
  • Excellent attention to details and accuracy, strong time management, and organization skills.
  • Proactive and resourceful.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, change course of action quickly and maintain professionalism under pressure.
  • Interpersonal, listening, communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to work with and maintain relationships with outside vendors.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of Animation Post Production and Editorial pipeline.
  • Proficient with Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Excel, Calendar Maker, Keynote, Google calendar and Google docs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of animation workflow in CG
  • Experience working with unions (700 and SAG)

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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