7 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Film Producer, Production Manager
  • Type Freelance
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Role: Film Production Manager - Learning
Reporting to: Head of Learning Film Salary: Dependent on experience
Role Type: Permanent

The Role: Are you a team player and a born organiser? Would you love to work in a fast-paced and creative environment for an award-winning film team? If so, we want to hear from you! We are a team that thinks a little differently and we are committed to transforming the world of learning.
We’re on the lookout for an awesome Production Manager to join the Learning Film Team. This is a great opportunity to put your stamp on a growing and successful team on a mission to reinvest and challenge the industry! We are a fun and hard-working team who take pride in what we do!
As a key team member, you will be working across multiple creative learning film projects for high-profile clients in a range of industries. You will work closely with a team of unique personalities, from talented producers, designers, learning consultants and animators.
You’ll be sourcing and allocating internal and external talent needed to deliver film and animation projects. You’ll be overseeing pre and post-production to ensure that shoots and edits are delivered smoothly on time and within budget. You’ll be facilitating internal team meetings as well as providing a great client experience in workshops.

Key Tasks:
  • Managing and planning the logistics of film production and shoots. Taking ownership and overseeing the pre-production process to ensure that shoots and edits are delivered smoothly, on time and within budget and high-quality work is produced. This includes:
o Ensuring Recce Reports are returned and reviewed by the Producer.
o Sourcing, booking and managing castings, actors, contributors and voice over talent.
o Booking and sourcing equipment and props.
o Creating and delivering production documentation (i.e. Production Schedules, Call Sheets and RAMS
o Booking couriers and taxis.
  • Managing pre-production expenditure throughout delivery ensuring resources and expenses are within budget. This includes ensuring all financials related to the production are received, checked and purchase orders are raised in a timely manner.
  • Facilitating internal film meetings to report on statues, escalate, remove and/or minimise film shoot blockers and risks. This includes maintaining the Shoot Calendar.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to allocate resource, build timelines and budgets. Act as point of contact for clients.
  • Support Project Managers to source, allocate and manage internal and external talent needed to deliver film and animation projects. This includes onboarding, reviewing the quality of work, purchase orders and building up a network of film freelances. Being a point of contact for film freelancers and working with Project Managers to ensure expectations and pre-production processes are being followed.
  • Support Film Producers throughout production ensuring high-quality work is produced and project requirements are met.
  • To maintain the Learning Kit Inventory (inc. software licences on the Cheat Sheet).
  • Supporting Project Managers to manage and deliver Film projects when required.

Key skills & Requirements:
  • At least 3 years experience in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • Strong knowledge of production, from small scale to multiple day/camera shoots.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent organisation and time management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to clients and team members.
  • Experience in working with a range of budgets and timeframes.
  • Attention to detail managing complex shooting schedules and finances.
  • Staying cool under pressure and manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Positive attitude, string work ethic and being able to work as part of a team is a must.
  • Resilient and highly adaptable to change.

About Media Zoo: Media Zoo is an award-winning production company based in our creative hub right next to the Thames in Chelsea Harbour. We are one of the fastest growing agencies in the UK, offering effective solutions across Learning, Film, Digital Design and PR.
Recent award wins for the Learning team:
  • Cannes Corporate & New York Film Awards 2018 – Multiple Gold & Grand Prix Winners.
  • The Learning Awards 2019 – Provider of the Year (silver).
  • Learning Technologies Awards 2018 – Company of the Year (bronze).
  • Learning Technologies Awards 2018 – Excellence in Compliance (bronze).
  • Training Journal Awards 2018 – Best Operational Programme (silver).
  • Training Journal Awards 2018 – Best Training Partnership (silver).

How to apply:
Please send your CV and Cover Letter as to why you are the best of the best. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks of applying then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful.

Thank you once again for applying and we wish you success in your future career.

Skills Required

  • Production
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Time Management
  • Shooting
  • Adaptability
  • Management
  • Budget Management

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