The Director, Production will have oversight of several projects produced by 20th Television for various networks and platforms. The Director will ensure the streamlined operation of our productions from greenlight through post production. This Director will work closely with the creative teams, Executives and Department Heads to ensure the production achieves the highest quality possible within the approved budget and schedule. This role will oversee multiple types of projects, primarily scripted television series and pilots.

20th Television projects:

  • Supervise all aspects of their respective projects including, but not limited to:
    • Scheduling
    • Budgeting
    • Staffing
  • Oversee Producers and Line Producers on current productions; manage and assess schedules and reports – identify challenges, analyze risks, and work with the appropriate team to resolve issues, streamline processes, and foster innovation
  • Work closely with show producers, line producers, and key department heads to ensure that shows are produced at the highest quality possible within the constraints of the budget and schedule
  • Partner with the shows’ Producers to prepare scenarios that address production issues and present those scenarios to studio leadership. Involve other departments in evaluating issues and finding the optimal solution for the production.
  • Prepare a project for active production by building the initial production schedule, budget, and staffing plan. Take a leading role in starting up the project by leading handoff meetings and building a production plan
  • Act as a liaison between the production team and the studio
  • Partner with production finance to create and refine schedule and budgets

On Outside Studio Projects:

  • Review budgets and schedules for series produced at third-party production studios
  • Act as liaison with outside studio leadership to ensure shows are produced at the highest quality possible within the constraints of the budget and schedule.
  • Act as production liaison between outside studio and 20th teams

On All Assigned Projects:

  • Coordinate with the BA/Legal team to ensure proper contracts are in place for the project. Be aware of talent contracts, studio contracts, and external vendor contracts that will impact the specific projects within this position’s overview. Provide relevant project information to the BA team as they negotiate contracts for the projects.
  • Work with various 20th teams – Development, Current, Marketing, Media Relations, Casting, Music, Post Production, Finance, Business Affairs, Labor Relations, Legal, IT, HR, etc.
  • Stay on top of key industry trends and identify opportunities
  • Think critically and analytically. Must have a high aptitude for strategic planning and tactical execution on a multitude of simultaneous projects
  • In concert with our other Directors of Production: groom in-house production talent, negotiate staffing between shows, create and implement systems to streamline processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of hands-on production experience or significant production management experience in scripted television including prior experience on the production (show) side or at a production company or studio
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of pre-production, production and post-production methods
  • An experimental, risk-taking mind-set: Must be open to thinking outside of traditional television formats and outside of the traditional linear television model.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization; have a problem-solving approach; be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic.
  • Wide industry knowledge of talent, process and various pipelines
  • Experience with tax credits in various locals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively multitask at a high level and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Experience managing creative teams in a high-pressure environment
  • A track record of delivering series on-time and on-budget
  • Experience in a large dynamic studio
  • A passion for television production

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in the field

Job ID 903066BR

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