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Production Coordinator - Montreal Location - REEL FX
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Hollywood Office
1438 N. Gower St
Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90028

Job Summary

Reel FX Creative Studios, the award winning animation studio behind The Book of Life, is expanding its creative reach to include its newest office in Montreal. Recruitment for all of our projects, including the new animated feature Ugly Dolls directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Desperado, Spy Kids), is in progress with openings in the new Montreal location.

Based in Dallas for over 20 years, we’ve collaborated with Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Illumination and Google among others, with a passion for excellence on every project. From short film, branded content, ride film, or full length animated feature work, the team is constantly pushing for advancements in creativity, style, and process. The focus on superior craftsmanship and collaborative problem solving is at the core of Reel FX ethos.

Reel FX is looking for exceptional visionaries and artists to join the team. We don’t like to settle, so if you’re as demanding of your work as we are of ours, then you may have found the right place.

Studio offices are in LA, Montreal and Dallas.

To work with the Producer and Production Manager to effectively prioritize, organize, and manage the work flow of the production. To delegate and supervise subsequent work in their assigned departments and to communicate effectively with other Production Coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work with the Producer and Production Manager to define, setup, and manage the schedule for completion of the work on the production.
• Take and distribute notes in reviews and sessions
• Track completion of artists tasks in our digital tracking system
• Create breakdowns (both text and graphical) from scripts and animatics
• Find ways to assist and insure that teams hit goals and deadlines.
• Meet with Production Manager and Producer to discuss and troubleshoot priority issues (such as manpower issues, or schedule difficulties which might affect other departments down the pipe.) (daily, weekly, as needed)
• Communicate with the Producer, Production Manager and other Coordinators working on the film to prioritize, and if necessary, adjust schedules as required (daily or weekly as needed).
• Provide detailed weekly status reports to Producer indicating departmental progress.
• Facilitate communication between all departments working on the project.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor Degree/Diploma preferred
• Experience working on an animated or live action production in an organizational capacity.
• Experience in creating production schedules, milestones, and effectively managing work within a department to hit goals.
• A team player who has an interest in creating a positive, and inspiring work environment
• Ability to “think outside the box”, presenting ideas and solutions to Producers
• Ability to organize and coordinate individuals and teams
• Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Strong communication skills
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Able to follow directions well

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization