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Production Manager - Montreal Location - REEL FX
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Montreal Office
1751 Richardson Street
Suite 1100
Montreal QC H3K 1G6
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.

Manage the day-to-day operation of the production including crew scheduling and budgeting, ensuring that the production goals are met within budget and schedule parameters

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Producer in the development of production budget and strategy.
• Maintain overall production schedule and manage departmental quotas.
• Make recommendations for improvements to production systems, particularly with-respect-to scheduling, flow of information, milestone realization, and resource management.
• Provide Producer with Production Update Report on a weekly basis.
• Provide a forum, guidance, and direction for crew members who communicate production / work related issues, promoting an open door policy between, staff, departments and Production Management personal.
• Maintain production crew lists.
• Approve artist time sheets.
• Daily interaction with the client on production related needs and deliveries.
• Manage production related purchase orders, invoices, and expenses and update the financial forecast weekly.
• Identify cost variances and monitor costs incurred from approved production budget; recommend corrective action as necessary
• Perform other various duties as assigned by the Producer.
• Project Management – proven ability in managing projects from concept to completion. Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
• Excellent Teamwork – ability to assemble and motivate teams and work effectively with others.
• Superb Written & Verbal Communication – good at following directions; Ability to interact with and integrate requests of directors, executives and clients.
• Organization – demonstrated organizational skills including attention to detail.
• Strong Problem Solving Skills.
• Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s (BA) degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience
• Experience in traditional 2D and/or 3D animation production.
• Experience as an accomplished Production Manager, and/or Production Coordinator.
• A thorough knowledge of production and animation process.
• Proficient in MS office suites including Excel and Word.
• Knowledge of budgeting and scheduling software.
• Experience creating, maintaining and editing film / television / animation budgets.

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