The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Directors of Production and VP of Production for Live Action Series content produced for Nickelodeon

Overall Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Production, West Coast Live Action on all aspects of work.
  • Serve as production contact for show unit’s POC from pre-production through post. 
  • Collaborate with internal departments (BALA, Music, Talent, Licensing, etc.) and   connect show units with department contacts as needed.
  • Support Director of Production in the Management of 3rd Party Productions
  • Assist shows with script clearances and working with Viacom PCLO team. 
  • Schedule weekly clearance calls/monitor emails and report any clearance issues to Production Executive
  • Track, correct and submit background checks for productions.
  •  Maintain and update the Network Producer’s Guide and keep series updated on network policies and procedures
  • Assist with weekly Covid tracking for Viacom Safety
  • Assist with Music Contracts/tracking of show music.

Manage Set-Up and Wrap of Live Action Series

  • Assist in the set-up and wrap of Live Action Productions. Including start paperwork, deal memos, cast-lists, office set up, etc.
  • Build first-pass show unit production schedules, contact lists and calendars.
  • Coordinate Start-up meetings and introductions between productions and network  departments.
  • Update and distribute the Production guidelines and binders.
  • Assist in researching office buildings and stages.
  • Track all show units’ delivery of appropriate delivery materials required.
  • Work with the residuals department to ensure they have all materials they require.
  • Assist with casting department needs during show start up and wrap (i.e., generate contracts, update cast lists, submit to residuals with updates…etc.

Coordinate Weekly Union Documents

  • Review union documents and arrange for signature
  • Submit approved documents to unions – required forms/documents (i.e., DGA Deal
  • Memos, WGA Notice of Tentative Writing Credits).
  • Update monthly checklist calendar to track all documents (DGA, WGA, and SAG-AFTRA) for each current series.
  • Attend weekly call with Legal department to assist in the tracking of series contracts.

Coordinate Development Payments.

  • Attend Weekly Development Call to assist in tracking payments.
  • Communicate with agencies to gather start paperwork for writers. Work with Finance   Department to set up vendors as needed.
  • Maintain tracking document for development payments.
  • Create and submit the Storybook WGA weekly worklist.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 + years proven Production Management experience for TV/Live Action/event productions is a plus 
  • Budgeting and tracking experience 
  • Union experience is key 
  • Proven experience managing show calendars, support director in 3rd party production liason.

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