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VP of Production: Live Action TV

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 519580BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Marvel Date posted 01/17/2018
Marvel TV is the development and production arm of all live action & animated original series for Marvel. As a division of the world’s premiere comic book company, Marvel TV is a pioneer in creative storytelling on the small screen. With over 10 series on air, it is a leading studio within the television space.

The VP of Production will report directly to the EVP/Co-Head of TV/Head of Production. The position will serve as production team lead for current series. A candidate will have a record of overseeing all aspects of a series, from pre to post production. Location travel may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report, in a hands-on manner, to the Head of Production on the status of shows assigned
  • Generate production calendars, one-line schedules and tracking documents indicating various asset deliveries
  • Help manage and select on-the-ground freelance production teams to ensure the timely and on-budget delivery of content
  • Work closely with individual show line producers, UPMs, accountants and department heads to create efficient systems of communication or act as liaison between production and studio
  • Assist on-set when necessary to problem solve unforeseen complications and implement best industry production practices to ensure safety of above/below the line cast and crew
  • Accurately forecast episodic budget patterns & anticipate deviations from that pattern using hot costs and cost reports
  • Recommend/manage vendors and production service partners as needed
  • Work closely with all Marvel TV departments to ensure production standards exceed creative objectives in service of each program’s cinematic feel
  • Attend production meetings pertaining to assigned shows
  • Build and maintain strong interdependent relationships with network partners
  • Interface with the production and finance teams at our partner studio ABC Studios and the greater Walt Disney Company
  • Familiarize with ABC Studios and Marvel production/security guidelines and implement on shows
  • Recommend and evaluate production personnel
  • Collaborate extensively with Post Production & Creative teams on various series deliverables
  • Work seamlessly with Marvel divisions including Business Affairs, Marketing/PR, Licensing, Publishing and New Media

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10+ years of production experience in live action TV or film, animation experience a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and a desire to grow
  • Highly organized, detail and project oriented work ethic
  • Willingness to keep production oriented hours
  • Strong on-set experience and knowledge of all facets of production
  • Strong familiarity of production related vendor & facilities landscape
  • Working knowledge of union rules & guidelines including Teamsters, DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE
  • Familiarity with Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting
  • Working knowledge of episodic TV budget patterns and forecasting
  • Strong understanding of inter-dependent workflows between Development, Production and Post Production
  • Enthusiasm for elevated genre, comic books or Marvel intellectual property

Company Overview

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
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