Production Supervisor

Arts, Entertainment, and Media
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About the job

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.


While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.


As a Production Supervisor you will be responsible for the supervision of all processes, procedures, outputs and deliverables for a group of departments and ensuring the outputs and interactions of animation are aligned with production.

  • Is responsible for managing the Production Coordinators, Production Assistants and his/her departments’ crew.
  • Collaborates with the Assoc. Production Manager and Production Manager in maintaining the master schedule for production.
  • Partners with supervisors in the set-up and running of departments.
  • Works with the CG Sup in order to coordinate the technical challenges involved with the deadlines of departments.
  • Works with Production Management to meet overall production scheduling and budget requirements and helps to ensure the budget and scheduling are updated as changes are made to the film’s production flow and/or staffing profile. Understands how changes may affect the budget, scheduling and overtime & communicates the impact of changes to the Production Manager.
  • Looks ahead to ensure that weekly quotas, department milestones & inventory expectations are met.  Strategizes with Department Head, production management and possibly other Production Supervisors to resolve any productivity and/or inventory issues.
  • Creates and maintains reports that clearly illustrate department and individual artist productivity
  • Collaborates with Dept. Head to cast assignments and issue deadlines to artists.
  • Performs walk-arounds to check in with the crew.
  • Attends Director approvals and helps to drive this meeting.
  • Checks in with department head and production team on a regular basis to discuss challenges, acknowledge successes and discuss morale issues.
  • Manages inventory flow in/out of departments.
  • Sets expectations at meetings and Director Approvals and is able to identify which notes should be addressed at a later time.
  • Regularly assesses where the departments are at and comes up with strategies to catch-up or maintain productivity.
  • Works with the Coordinators and PA's to prioritize their daily workloads and has regular weekly meetings with them.
  • Mentoring and developing of Production Coordinators and PAs.
  • Manages crew's schedule and approves vacations.
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager and Head of Production help provide guidance and support to the department heads.
  • Leads the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth, making sure all the assets follow the quality standards and artistic direction and that achieves the deadlines.     
  • Keeps up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production (and the company) in the development of a stronger creative technical environment.        

  • 6+ years in VFX or animation industries. 
  • 3+ years in feature production departments OR extensive experience on 2 shows.
  • Experience working cross-site with remote crews on 2+ films is preferred.
  • Software requirements: ShotGun, Microsoft Excel and Word, Outlook/Gmail and knowledge of production tracking databases.
  • Excellent working knowledge of film production pipeline and methodologies.
  • Advanced English level.
  • Spanish oral and written is desirable.

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Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.


Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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