The #1 Job Site Created By and For People Working In Film & TV Production
New Jobs Posted Hourly 24 Hours a Day
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Company: First Look Media
Location: New York, NY
First Look Media
The SVP of Physical Production is responsible for overseeing all physical production needs for Topic Studios content across television, film, podcasts, documentary features and premium Nonfiction series. This role will work closely with each of these creative verticals, as well as the Head of Studio, internal departments and external producers to oversee all aspects of production for the Studio. The SVP will lead an intimate department that includes a VP of Production and a Post Production Coordinator, and will assist in the staffing of projects.
The SVP of Production will support the Studio’s creative and financial goals and further build the company’s presence in the Production community. This role will advise on existing systems as we build Topic’s production capability, as well as Union and Guild issues, which will enable us to be the primary studio and/or provide production services on major television series as well as films and other productions across a range of budgets.
The ideal candidate will be a problem solver with a proven track record of running successful television shows, independent films, and high-end nonfiction series; have a book of existing production, finance, legal and vendor relationships; excellent communication skills; and will thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Comprehensive working knowledge of the independent film space, film and television industry agreements, tax incentive locations, and guild and union regulations (WGA, DGA and SAG-AFTRA) is required. Complete understanding of production and post-production budgets is a must.
The role will report to the EVP, Topic Studios who is located in New York City.
Background & Qualifications:
About Topic Studios
Topic is the ambitious new storytelling brand and entertainment studio from First Look Media, dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television, audio and documentaries, we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on stories of consequence that explore the issues of our time. Our approach – challenging, compelling and unconventional – reflects our commitment to discovering and amplifying independent new voices and supporting established ones.
About First Look Media
First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.
First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Field of Vision, and the recently launched Topic SVOD service, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer–people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Informing a large, diverse audience is a core principle of our work, so we’re committed to building a team that reflects that diversity.