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Company: First Look Media
Location: New York, NY
First Look Media
This is a 6-month temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent.
VP of Production (6-month engagement, temp to perm) is responsible for overseeing all physical production needs for all Topic Studios content, including film, television, documentary, and podcasts. This role will work closely with the Content team and external producers to develop and vet production plans for shows in development and pre-production (including budgets, schedules, cash flow and overall approach to physical production), as well as oversee production and postproduction on Topic projects.
The role will assist in the staffing of projects and the physical delivery of projects to distributors. S/He she will act as liaison between Topic and its outside partners in all matters related to physical production, and oversee Topic’s postproduction executive.
During the 6-month engagement, the VP of Production will initially work closely with the current VP of Production to prepare and then cover their role during parental leave. This includes departmental budget management including annual review/planning, and overall Studio budget tracking. This role will also advise on existing systems in order to maximize efficiency as we assess and build Topic’s production capability. After six months, as we build Topic’s slate and as Production needs are assessed, there is potential for this role to become a regular staff position in addition to the current regular Production staff.
Comprehensive working knowledge of the independent film space, film and television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (WGA, DGA and SAG-AFTRA) is required. Complete understanding of production and post-production budgets is a must.
Background & Qualifications
Topic is the entertainment studio and ambitious storytelling brand dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television (Losers), digital (aka Wyatt Cenac) and podcasts (Anthem, Missing Richard Simmons), we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction. Our approach – challenging, compelling and unconventional –reflects our commitment to discovering and amplifying independent new voices and supporting established ones.
ABOUT FIRST LOOK MEDIA:
A bold, independent spirit defines everything we do at First Look Media – from journalism that holds the powerful accountable, to arts & entertainment that shapes our culture. Launched by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media is built on the belief that freedom of expression and of the press, and fiercely independent perspectives, are vital to a healthy democracy and a vibrant culture.
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.