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FuseFX

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Head of Production

Description

 

Head of Production - ATL

 

Reports To: CEO – Out of Los Angeles

Department: VFX Supervision or Production

Classification: Exempt

Employment Type: Staff

 

 

FuseFX is an awarding winning visual effects studio that works with all the major studios to unleash storylines and creative visions. Known for delivering boutique-style project management, we back that with the technology, efficiency, and work experience of a larger studio with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver. 

 

FuseFX is looking to expand its operations to Atlanta GA and currently looking for a creative leader as Head of Production- ATL.  This individual will serve as a key strategist and business lead for our Atlanta Studio and ideally has proven experience and relationships as a Senior VFX Supervisor, Executive Producer or similar role.  The ideal candidate understands the business of VFX and is passionate about creating an innovative and creative work environment for our Atlanta based artists.  We seek a leader, who understands people and the importance of strong client relationships, deadlines, and deliveries. 

 

Overall Responsibility

The Head of Production will initially be responsible to lead projects as a supervisor or producer and be responsible for overseeing and maintaining a smooth operation while maximizing quality product and communication with all departments.  These duties include the management of key staff, project budgets, client relationships and collaborative management for the direction, growth and vision of the studio. As the studio grows, the position could migrate to a focus on facility and creative management, or a leadership position on major projects depending on the interests of the individual.

 

Business Development/Client Relations

  • Front-line person to attend pitch, concept, VFX and production meetings at studios and production offices
  • Utilize existing client contacts to develop new work for the facility
  • Reading scripts and initial bidding/creative discussions with the client
  • Development of new, potential studio relationships
  • Assure that existing clients are happy within the facility and are being properly maintained
  • Maintain high level client management on jobs supervised by other staff

 

Business Operations

  • Strategize an overall approach for the company’s direction regarding business and growth in market
  • Partner in the day-to-day decisions regarding the overall business practices
  • Establish profitable and efficient operations for Atlanta office
  • Identify potential growth in our overall business model to Executive Management
  • Ensure operations run in a consistent fashion with processes and procedures defined by LA office
  • Ensure that regular production meetings and resource evaluations occur
  • Review Supervisor/Producer/Data manager schedules in the database on a regular basis to monitor load and work distribution
  • Ensure consistent processes for quality control and financial impact of work
  • Act as a bridge between management (Producers/Coordinators) and artists, identifying potential problems and creating solutions
  • Develop and train department heads and monitor their use of similar process as office grows
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise all in-house personnel - either directly or through your direct reports
  • Take responsibility for all staff supervision and morale - either directly or through your direct reports
  • Ensure that training occurs for new employees and artists
  • Work with HR and Accounting for salary reviews and client billing
  • Maintain 24/7 availability to respond to office or job emergencies - unless specifically delegated

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • 8+ years working in VFX industry as VFX Supervisor, Executive Producer or similar role
  • Solid understanding of VFX pipeline and post-production process and execution
  • Strong client relationship skills with existing industry contacts within the market
  • Excellent communication skills and experience cultivating creative working relationships with clients, producers, artists, and senior management
  • Superior negotiations skills with the ability to hire top tier talent, manage, retain, and mentor
  • Self-Motivated with demonstrated experience driving business results
  • Desire and commitment to serve others and exude character, experience, humility, wisdom, and discernment when necessary
  • Even temperament, calm under pressure, resourceful at solving complex problems and knows how to meet production deadlines

 

 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The Company prohibits discrimination in employment against otherwise qualified applicants because of a physical or mental disability and will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified persons with known disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job consistent with applicable law. The Company will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.