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Director Physical Production - Feature Animation


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

This position will support the Vice Presidents of Production at both Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation studios, and will be responsible for overseeing the physical production of assigned animation projects.


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:
• Work with VPs to generate, review and manage production schedules for animation features
• Review and monitor physical production costs of assigned films
• Generate production schedules/budgets for potential films
• Maintain overall studio production key milestone schedule 
• Collaborate with shows to implement Shotgun reporting for executives 
• Provide production analytics on prior and future shows 
• Work with VP of Talent to manage recruiting and staffing needs 
• Provide support to Animation Technology and Post-Production as needed

Vendor Responsibilities: 
• Reach out and maintain relationships with all animation vendors
• Monitor vendor capacity for current and future projects 
• Create and maintain animation vendor/studio tracking database 



Basic qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Minimum 8 years’ experience with an Animation studio 


Desired Skills:
•    Able to handle multiple priorities
•    Proven track record of managing in a creative environment at a senior level
•    Deal-making, negotiation expertise
•    Film budgeting or bidding experience essential
•    Wide industry knowledge of people, process, and technique
•    Ability to identify and recruit talent a major plus
•    Deep understanding of animation physical production details and nuances
•    Experience in budgeting and estimating costs for various methods of production, understanding the nuances in the script and reporting them to senior management; expertise in bottom up budgeting
•    Ability to travel to locations both domestically and internationally
•    Experience working both in the field and in a corporate environment
•    Thrives in a fast-paced, fast-growing, collaborative environment 
•    Deep knowledge of animation film industry


Eligibility requirements:
•    Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
•    Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
•    Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States






Hiring Salary Range: $125,000.00 - 140,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles