Sr. Vice President, Visual Effects


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles



Overview and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Senior Vice President, Visual Effects who will oversee, plan and direct all aspects of visual effects for Paramount Pictures as directed by the Visual Effects department head.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Manage VFX Budget
  • Read, breakdown, bid, and budget scripts that come in for review
  • Negotiate crew deals
  • Manage vendors and special equipment requirements
  • Liaise with Legal in papering VFX contracts
  • Liaise with Filmmakers and Co-Financed Productions Studio counterparts
  • Liaise with Marketing and Publicity for trailer, promotional and other needs
  • Manage technical presentations
  • Review VFX vendor bids to check technical methodologies and price structure
  • Review dailies on all pictures
  • Manage VFX Awards submissions (Academy, British Academy, and Visual Effects Society)
  • Participate in all meetings requiring VFX attendance
  • Sign off on approval for all VFX expenditures
  • Travel for any picture events requiring VFX studio attendance

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in Visual Effects Production environment

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand financial plans and budgets
  • Strong computer skills including: FileMaker, Excel, Cinesync, Aspera, RV or similar
  • Superior skills in problem-solving, time-management, multi-tasking, and operating in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team atmosphere!
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple-projects and responsibilities under pressure with minimal supervision is important
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Great communication and presentation skills!
  • Remains calm under pressure, has strong communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with senior management and other high-level industry executives

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

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+.





Hiring Salary Range: $275,000.00 - 300,000.00. 


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. This position is bonus eligible.


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


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles