The Walt Disney Company VP of Production: Live Action TV in Los Angeles, California

Marvel TV is the development and production arm of all live action & animated original series for Marvel. As a division of the world’s premiere comic book company, Marvel TV is a pioneer in creative storytelling on the small screen. With over 10 series on air, it is a leading studio within the television space.

The VP of Production will report directly to the EVP/Co-Head of TV/Head of Production. The position will serve as production team lead for current series. A candidate will have a record of overseeing all aspects of a series, from pre to post production. Location travel may be required.

Responsibilities :

  • Monitor and report, in a hands-on manner, to the Head of Production on the status of shows assigned

  • Generate production calendars, one-line schedules and tracking documents indicating various asset deliveries

  • Help manage and select on-the-ground freelance production teams to ensure the timely and on-budget delivery of content

  • Work closely with individual show line producers, UPMs, accountants and department heads to create efficient systems of communication or act as liaison between production and studio

  • Assist on-set when necessary to problem solve unforeseen complications and implement best industry production practices to ensure safety of above/below the line cast and crew

  • Accurately forecast episodic budget patterns & anticipate deviations from that pattern using hot costs and cost reports

  • Recommend/manage vendors and production service partners as needed

  • Work closely with all Marvel TV departments to ensure production standards exceed creative objectives in service of each program’s cinematic feel

  • Attend production meetings pertaining to assigned shows

  • Build and maintain strong interdependent relationships with network partners

  • Interface with the production and finance teams at our partner studio ABC Studios and the greater Walt Disney Company

  • Familiarize with ABC Studios and Marvel production/security guidelines and implement on shows

  • Recommend and evaluate production personnel

  • Collaborate extensively with Post Production & Creative teams on various series deliverables

  • Work seamlessly with Marvel divisions including Business Affairs, Marketing/PR, Licensing, Publishing and New Media

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 10+ years of production experience in live action TV or film, animation experience a plus

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Self-motivated and a desire to grow

  • Highly organized, detail and project oriented work ethic

  • Willingness to keep production oriented hours

  • Strong on-set experience and knowledge of all facets of production

  • Strong familiarity of production related vendor & facilities landscape

  • Working knowledge of union rules & guidelines including Teamsters, DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE

  • Familiarity with Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting

  • Working knowledge of episodic TV budget patterns and forecasting

  • Strong understanding of inter-dependent workflows between Development, Production and Post Production

  • Enthusiasm for elevated genre, comic books or Marvel intellectual property

Company Overview :

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Job ID: 519580BR

Location: Los Angeles,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment