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Production Manager, Live Action


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


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NIckelodeon is looking for a Production Manager! The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Directors of Production and VP of Production for Live Action Series content produced for Nickelodeon.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Production, West Coast Live Action on all aspects of work.

  • Serve as production contact for show unit’s POC from pre-production through post.

  • Collaborate with internal departments (BALA, Music, Talent, Licensing, etc.) and connect show units with department contacts as needed.

  • Support the Management of 3rd Party Productions.

  • Assist shows with script clearances and working with Viacom PCLO team.

  • Schedule weekly clearance calls/monitor emails and report any clearance issues to Production Executive.

  • Track and submit background checks for productions.

  • Maintain and update the Network Producer’s Guide and keep series updated on network policies and procedures.

  • Assist with weekly COVID tracking for Viacom Safety.

  • Assist with Music Contracts/tracking of show music.


Manage Set-Up and Wrap of Live Action Series

  • Help to set-up and wrap productions including start paperwork, deal memos, cast-lists, office set up, etc.

  • Build first-pass show unit production schedules, contact lists and calendars.

  • Coordinate Start-up meetings and introductions between productions and network departments.

  • Update and distribute the Production guidelines and binders.

  • Assist in researching office buildings and stages.

  • Track all show units’ delivery of appropriate delivery materials required.

  • Work with the residuals department to ensure they have all materials they require.

  • Assist with casting department needs during show start up and wrap (i.e., generate contracts, update cast lists, submit to residuals with updates).


Coordinate Weekly Union Documents

  • Review union documents and arrange for signature.

  • Submit approved documents to unions – required forms/documents (i.e., DGA Deal Memos, WGA Notice of Tentative Writing Credits).

  • Update monthly checklist calendar to track all documents (DGA, WGA, and SAG-AFTRA) for each current series.

  • Attend weekly call with Legal department to help with the tracking of series contracts.


Coordinate Development Payments

  • Attend Weekly Development Call to assist in tracking payments.

  • Communicate with agencies to capture start paperwork for writers.

  • Work with Finance Department to set up vendors as needed.

  • Maintain tracking document for development payments.

  • Create and submit the Storybook WGA weekly worklist.




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