Position: Assistant Production Manager
Company: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Location: Burbank CA US
Warner Bros. Animation Inc. seeks an Assistant Production Manager for the WBA Main Production department. In this role, you will be responsible for monitoring and tracking artwork and approvals on a daily basis, reporting progress to Production Manager/Associate Producer and organizing all pre-production artwork for shipping to overseas studios.
Completes script and storyboard breakdowns for models, props and background designs. Allocates design work to artists and follows through to completion. Assigns appropriate due dates based on established production schedule.
Coordinates and tracks the progress of assigned artwork and flags potential problems and delays for the Production Team. Organizes and maintains systems for monitoring production flow of assigned artwork: sets up files, keeps a log of start/complete dates of assignments, labels materials, etc.
Color models – responsible for supplying color stylists with model packs and updating those packs immediately when changes or additions are made.
Coordinates the preparation of pre-production materials for shipping: tracks Director and Producer and approvals.
Scans all artwork to input into a Filemaker Pro database.
Prepares a status report weekly for the pre-production meetings.
Labels and adds copyright, scene number and description to all color Backgrounds.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
What do we require from you?
Trade school degree or certification; Bachelor’s degree in related field; or equivalent work experience.
2-4 years previous work experience in Animation production or equivalent production experience.
Strong knowledge of Animation workflow processes.
Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Final Draft.
Computer skills preferred: Photoshop, Toon Boom, Adobe Acrobat.
Must have ability to adapt to changing software applications.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with production team including Producers, Directors and artists via email and verbally.
Must have the ability to organize, schedule, and delegate work effectively.
Must be pro-active and be an effective problem solver.
Must have ability to lead with a positive attitude and encourage collaboration.
Ability to manage time and balance priorities amid the pressures of busy, deadline-driven production.