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Senior Production Business Manager

Integrated Production
New York, NY San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Req ID: 4402


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Senior Production Business Manager is responsible for all financial and legal aspects of production for all TV, radio, print and integrated productions. They serve as an expert and main point of contact for producers and for account management for all production matters.


  • Manage and adhere to all company and client guidelines and procedures in regard to production.
  • Review scripts, decks/storyboards for any potential licensing, copyright or legal issues.
  • Ability to ballpark costs for productions, prepare specs that incorporate both the agency and client guidelines.
  • Analyze production and editorial bids and partnering with producers though all phases of production.
  • Prepare estimates, purchase orders, insurance documents and production/editorial/music contracts/3rdparty licenses.
  • Manage production budgets and cost control through final billing of projects. Handle any billing issues and ensure proper legal approvals are secured including any third-party trademark releases. Compliance on all SOX audits.
  • Interface with Account Management, Client Cost Consultants and Vendors.
  • Collaborate with account management to ensure timely release and shipping of final commercials.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Skills & Experience

  • Must be knowledgeable of the SAG/AFTRA/AFM union regulations.
  • Have knowledge about Non-Union talent and contracting.
  • Understanding of SOX regulations.
  • Have knowledge of legal guidelines for commercial production, licensing language, trademark, rights of privacy, copyright and production insurance.
  • Knowledge of AICP and AICE bid forms.
  • Have experience working with international production and overseas talent payment negotiations.
  • Highly detail oriented, organized and solutions focused.
  • Exceptional initiative, pitch-in, multitasking, attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Must have the ability to positively influence others, including a calm and patient demeanor when facing stressful situations and urgent deadlines.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

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