VFX Producer

Production San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Producer partners with the Visual Effects Supervisor and Animation Director to lead the crew in fulfilling the Director's vision -- on time and on budget, while maintaining highest quality of work. Primary responsibility is budget and schedule, in collaboration with the Client and ILM Management; and for managing overall Client relationship.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients to review scripts, breakdowns and storyboards for a specific project.
  • Partner with Key Creatives to develop the approach for creating the effects work and provide clients with estimates of budget & schedule requirements needed to complete the work.
  • Prepare bid letter, key dates schedule, and assumptions for the work of a specific project.
  • During production, serve as principal client contact for non-creative issues, tracking and reporting progress of work, budgeting and negotiating cost of work, and delivering cost/schedule changes to ensure client is updated as needed.
  • Create, organize, and maintain overall project schedule.
  • Manage crew performance. Supervise assigned production staff.
  • Estimate project budgets and initiate cost controls for each production.
  • Evaluate EFC and work with production accountants to provide management with early, consistent, and accurate EFC reporting.
  • Participate and oversee work on-set as required.
  • Play a proactive key role in marketing ILM's services to the industry.
  • Share responsibility for the success of the entire ILM portfolio by proactively managing schedule; utilizing ILM’s global resources and 3rd party partners, where appropriate.

Additional Notes:

  • The role will likely require weekend work depending on show schedules
  • The role may also require:
    • Travel for client meetings and/or plate shoot
    • Work on the same schedule as first or second unit production

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Film or related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five years work experience in production management to include strong working knowledge of Visual Effects techniques and terminology.

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Proficiency in Macs/PCs including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines.