Manager, Post Production - Film

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Post Production
As Netflix expands its global footprint, we are increasing our investment in original films for the kids and family market - from live action to animated kids films to hybrid specialty projects. The Worldwide Post Production group seeks a leader to join us in pioneering the way Kids & Family feature film post production is managed at Netflix.

The Opportunity
 
Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and episodic shows, Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries. With continued international expansion and a move into original film acquisition and production underway, it's a great time to join Netflix. 

The Role
 
Do you thrive on enabling creativity?  Do you look for ways to say “yes” rather than no when supporting the art of storytelling?  Do you excel at thinking ahead and creating blueprints for success, i.e. “fixing it in pre” ...rather than chasing band-aid solutions in post?
 
We need a leader to own and drive a strategic vision for live-action feature post production in the Kids & Family space.  As the Netflix Studio effort grows, there are huge opportunities to expand our toolkit, enrich the strategic direction of the team, work closely with new markets, and to grow a team that will use these core assets to have a big impact on the business.  
 
The Manager, Post Production - Kids & Family Film will be responsible for the growth and optimization of teams and operations supporting a high volume of independent and large scale feature films per year.  He or she will report to the Head of Feature Post Production and partner closely with Creative and Production to establish workflows and best practices, enabling the Kids & Family team to plan and execute great experiences and outcomes for filmmakers and cross functional team members.

Specific responsibilities include:
 
SHOWS
-Oversee all aspects of post production from budgeting to launch for growing slate of kids & family live-action feature films.

- Oversee in-house animation editorial resources and infrastructure.

- Work closely with Creative Physical Production, VFX, technology and finance teams to create seamless and well thought out plans for post production.  

- Ensure post production needs, including talent, workflows and data management from camera through final delivery are well covered in all production budgets and schedules.

- Interface with producers, editors and post-production supervisors to support and interface with shows as needed through all stages of production, identify issues and propose solutions.

- Ensure creative goals are met.
 
TALENT/RESOURCES
-Assist with further growing the internal Netflix post management team of the very top talent in animated and live action feature film post.
Ensure flow of top external post talent (editors, post sups, etc) to Netflix productions.
Drive key initiatives to support global resource planning and growth.
Vet and hire potential post vendors and crew.  Assist in vendor negotiations.
Plan, allocate and match post production resources to content production needs.
Build and maintain relationships with producers, directors and production companies.
 
INNOVATION
Develop and foster new techniques that will enable answering previously unanswerable and new questions.
Develop deep partnerships with engineering and research teams to deliver on major cross functional efforts.
Partner in establishing rigorous post production technical requirements.

Experience and Qualifications
A successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker, effective communicator and able to exercise good judgment and initiative.
 
This position requires problem solving, frugality, and attention to detail. 
Significant expertise in all technical aspects of post-production, motion picture music, and VFX.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
10-15 years of feature post production experience including overseeing individual productions.
Ability to manage multiple productions at various stages in the production/post process at one time
Strong feature budgeting, budget tracking, and schedule maintenance experience
Experience with UHD, HDR, and film workflows
Knowledge of feature animation pipelines, timelines, resources and best practices.  
Experience managing in house animation editorial crews and infrastructure helpful.
Experience with complex delivery schedules.
Proficient in Movie Magic Budgeting, Google G-Suite
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Studio experience
Freelance post supervising experience
Managerial experience
Strong relationships with sound, editorial, and finishing post houses as well as animation facilities.

Compensation
Netflix offers an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, stock options, 401K (with match), comprehensive benefits and relocation.