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Talent Manager (Artist Manager)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10023022 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Oct. 10, 2022

Job Summary:

ILM is opening its Mumbai studio in the fall of 2022. The youngest of all the ILM studios, the India studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless partnership on all projects. 

As we grow ILM India, we are seeking a Talent Manager (Artist Manager) to be one of the first members of our team and be a key part of this exciting opportunity. 

The Talent Manager creates a positive and supportive environment for the artist and production teams by building meaningful relationships with the teams they manage, as well as the show leadership teams. They work closely with project leadership in order to schedule and manage crew with an overarching focus on the long-term growth of artists through performance feedback and career development, so our artists continue in the long term to grow and develop.  

What You’ll Do

  • Create a collaborative and supportive environment for all artists to excel, with an open-door policy to encourage positive communication between you and the artists you manage

  • Work closely with show leadership to ensure projects have the right teams assigned, considering both the project needs and the career development of the artists

  • Assess any capacity and utilization challenges across your artist and production teams and proactively problem solve any issues, keeping all the relevant information up to date and accurate within our resource planning systems

  • Evaluate and learn individual artist strengths; helping to develop cross utilization of teams to promote an effective workflow

  • Work with supervisors, production, training and other talent managers to develop training plans for upcoming show needs and ongoing departmental talent development

  • Create a positive and constructive feedback environment for your artists with the goal of helping artists grow and meet their long-term career goals, as well as continuing to improve their performance

  • Manage your team's yearly merit increases

  • Working with the talent coordinators, managing time off requests and other ad-hoc administration duties

  • Identify recruitment requirements for your teams, partnering with recruiters in finding and hiring the best talent, with a continued focus on creating a diverse team

  • Manage locally, but think globally - working collaboratively with all ILM studios to maximize crew utilization

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Genuine passion for management and ability to create an environment conducive for all team members to excel

  • Ability to provide both positive and constructive feedback

  • Scheduling and problem solving skills are proven, and VFX knowledge is sound

  • Roll the sleeves up attitude, happy to take on a variety of responsibilities all contributing to the end goal of a positive team environment

  • People feel comfortable talking to you and discussing their challenges and their successes

  • Lead by example

  • Instinct for creating teams, an eye for spotting talent and a passion for diversity and team culture


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 UTV Software Communications Private Ltd, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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