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Production Workflow Manager (LFL, ILMxLAB, Stagecraft)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10039554 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 02, 2023

Job Summary:

Position Summary

The Production Workflow Manager (LFL, ILMxLAB, Stagecraft) will be the primary point of contact for Lucasfilm VFX, ILMxLAB and Stagecraft  users with regard to Production tracking workflows.

The Production Workflow Manager will act as the single point of contact to production for those user bases regarding production workflow best practices, schedule and targets for production customization, internal tools, configuration and implementation, responsible for prioritizing requirements and working with other Workflow PMs, Engineering team, Technology Project Manager and the Production Technology (PT) Program Manager to implement changes according to the priorities they set.

The Production Workflow Manager (LFL, ILMxLAB, Stagecraft) reports to the Manager, Shotgrid Product Management for larger career development, compensation, etc.

What You’ll Do

Scheduling and Configuration Management:

  • Collaborate with Lucasfilm VFX, Stagecraft and ILMxLAB Productions (Producers, PMs, Coordinators, PAs), Supervisors, Tech and Artists on overall best practices on production workflows and production tool configurations
  • Closely collaborate with other Workflow Managers for global production workflow standardization and strategic development
  • Partner with the PT Program Manager, this Workflow Manager will negotiate priorities of implementation for user groups
  • Help develop internal training sessions, manage and maintain documentation for production workflows for  Lucasfilm VFX, Stagecraft and ILMxLAB users
  • Help with organization and development of production tracking tools for productions
  • Organize and run investigation meetings with users to ensure thorough understanding of user needs
  • Create and work with other workflow managers and PT Program Manager on all project requirements/stories in Jira, communicate priority and facilitate understanding with Technology  for scoping and implementation
  • Manage all interested party communication between divisions at all sites
  • Work with Technology Project Manager and PT Program Manager to upload timelines and roadmaps into Smartsheet and Jira
  • Communicate overall targets, priorities and any changes to interested parties
  • Work with Technology Project Manager and PT Program Manager to ensure all requests are clearly understood, the scope is clear and the requirements are clear between Production and Tech
  • Strategize, prioritize and negotiate any schedule changes and rebalancing directly with LFL VFX, Stagecraft and xLab users, Technology Project Manager and PT Program Manager
  • Anticipate and communicate issues with potential solutions or dependencies
  • Establish internal communication hierarchies, systems/templates for targets and priorities while ensuring full buy in and consistency with all Interested Parties

Production Partner Communication:

  • Primary point of contact for Lucasfilm VFX, Stagecraft and ILMxLAB users with regard to Production Tracking
  • Communicate regularly with other ILM Workflow Managers
  • Act as point of contact to production regarding requirements, schedule and targets
  • Communicate weekly or more regularly, as necessary, workflow progress reports to relevant teams

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film or related field or equivalent work experience required
  • 3 years minimum work experience in video game production
  • Work experience in film/television production
  • Proven experience of learning and disseminating complex, differing user needs in order to create coherent solutions
  • Strong scheduling experience required
  • Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency in Macs/PCs, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of UNIX required. Familiarity with Google Suite.
  • Ability to work on a computer/keyboard for long periods of time

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with and implementing Shotgrid or similar tracking software
  • Experience working with Unreal
  • Experience working with Perforce
  • Experience on set with physical and virtual production workflows is a plus


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 LECL VFX Inc Payroll Svc, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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