Production Manager
The Third Floor
London, UK
2d ago

THE THIRD FLOOR is the world's leading visualization studio dedicated to supporting the production of next-generation media content for feature film, television, commercials, video games, virtual reality and themed attractions.

Working hand-in-hand with directors, producers and key crew, the company’s artists bring specialized skills to storytelling and computer animation to create digital versions of shots and scenes to streamline physical production and post.

Since its founding in 2004, the company has contributed to breakthrough projects from Avatar to Gravity. Recent credits include Avengers : Endgame, Joker, Spiderman : Far From Home, Season 8 of Game of Thrones.

THE THIRD FLOOR has received 5 Emmy Awards, as well as awards from the Visual Effects Society, the Themed Entertainment Society, Hollywood Post Alliance and SIGGRAPH.

The Production Manager is central to Previs project management. They manage the day to day operations across multiple projects.

You will work closely with clients managing their schedules and expectations and with the Previs Supervisors & Talent team to successfully crew and deliver projects on brief, and on budget.

Responsibilities :

Multiple project focussed line management of assigned shows

Deliver assigned projects on brief, schedule, quota & to budget

Manage client relationship and changing needs for assigned shows

Maintain accurate track project revenue and actuals

Take responsibility to bid additional work on existing projects and seek PO / Change Order

Responsible for the projects schedule, setting milestones and managing overall deliverables. Delegate to coordinators & APMs as required

Understand and work with Casting in addition to project Supervisors, to successfully cast talent required

Work with HOP and the Talent team to forecast recruitment and staffing requirements for current and unconfirmed projects

Oversee show-based coordinators and ensure good organisation of meetings, deliveries, note taking and project reporting

Attends Milestone Client reviews and key check-ins with the Client Production

Ensure best security practices of the show assigned to them

Attends weekly Company Production and Casting Meetings

Runs weekly Project specific Production meetings

Responsible for Show post mortems and Wrap for all assigned shows

Report project status directly to HoP and draw attention to show specific needs and issues

Manage show related, pipeline, editorial & IT needs including the deployment of equipment for offsite shows

Work with our other locations (LA) on cross-site shows as and when required

Communicate information quickly and succinctly internally and to client

Maintain a positive, upbeat, creative and professional team while being pro-active and solution-oriented

Mentor, support training and provide feedback for Annual Reviews of assigned coordinators

Other ad hoc duties as may be reasonably expected of the post-holder

Essential Skills :

Previous industry experience at VFX Line Producer or Production Manager level

Strong scheduling abilities

Expert knowledge of Gsuite (incl. Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Drive)

In depth understanding of film production workflows and practices

Highly organised, first-class time / project management skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proven ability to prioritise conflicting tasks

Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment

Desirable :

Project budget management experience

Existing knowledge of production databases, including Shotgun & Filemaker

TTF Perks :

Training & Development - We offer group training sessions for all roles and disciplines.

Coffee Wednesdays - Supporting independent coffee shops, every Wednesday afternoon, our studio takes a mid-week break to socialise and have that all-important screen break!

Monthly Happy Hour - At the end of each month we celebrate team birthdays. We offer a wide selection of drinks, snacks and sweets.

Monthly Offsite Team Lunches - Once a month we like to treat our workers located at the film studios to a team lunch.

Work-life balance - We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our staff to start and finish work on-time, we strive to avoid overtime and weekend work.

Social events - We understand the importance of social interaction and we hold annual summer picnics, Christmas party and a February blues party.

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