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Talent Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 614622BR Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Nov. 22, 2018

Job Summary:

We are looking for a candidate to fill the exciting role of Talent Manager within our Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) team based in London. This role is unique to Visual FX and will be carried out on an initial 12 month fixed term contract basis.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this role is to oversee the day-to-day schedules for artists, under the direction of the Senior Talent Manager whilst working closely with Production to ensure timely and efficient completion of shows. Day to day line management of the artists working closely with HR, Training and other departments as appropriate effectively managing people issues informally as they arise escalating to HR as appropriate, managing artist performance and absence and promoting artist technical and self-development.


  • Interact with Producers on the day-to-day crew needs for shows. Coordinates changes with Management and Producers and informs HR of changes when necessary.

  • Determines and projects current and future Digital Artist workforce needs based on input from the Bidding Producer and Production team, including maintaining contact with Production regarding overall crew size requirements, crew start and end dates and show start/delivery dates as well as incorporating bidding data into facility projections.

  • Works collaboratively with Production, Supervisors and Recruitment to define and communicate ongoing recruitment requirements.

  • Facilitates show mid and postmortem reviews for London artists, working collaboratively with Department Managers as show dictates. Coordinates feedback from this process.

  • In collaboration with line manager, Executive in Charge (EIC) and HR, facilitate annual performance and merit review process. Conduct performance reviews with Artists as needed.

  • Work in collaboration with the Talent Managers in all ILM locations to ensure maximum crew utilisation and global talent management best practices are followed.

Experience, Skills and Competencies required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience in Film Production or related field.

  • Previous experience in VFX industry in a scheduling or other relevant role or other high-end computer graphics production environment.

  • Understanding of computer graphics terminology and a thorough understanding of the processes involved in CG post production.

  • Proven analytical skills.

  • Must be able to work quickly and effectively to turn around reports and analysis in a timely manner.

About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

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 ILM (UK), Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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