Production Manager

Sony Pictures Animation

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 3+ years

Sony Pictures Animation is searching for a Production Manager to lead the day-to-day production schedule and crew under the guidance of the Line Producer.

Sony Pictures Animation is a pre-production animation studio based in Culver City, California, creating both feature animation and animated series with artists from around the world. We pride ourselves on empowering filmmakers to lead the creative process, and allowing the hand of the artist to be truly felt, with the goal of producing bold and innovative visual storytelling.


  • Establish processes to ensure the crew is fully supported
  • Ensure that the production runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Understand detailed status of each episode within the production
  • Communicate challenges to the Line Producer and other Studio Management when appropriate
  • Maintain schedules with the Partner Studio and each individual department to ensure that they meet the master schedule’s target dates
  • Mentor and build the production staff, delegating and empowering regularly
  • Aid in establishing an organizational chart of approvals and duties that meet the master schedule’s target dates
  • Work with the Line Producer and Production Accountant as needed to maintain the production’s staffing profile
  • Under the mentorship of project leadership, develop an respectful relationship with the Partner Studio to troubleshoot potential delays and issues as they arise
  • Provide weekly production reports to the studio management and project management
  • Attend review meetings as needed to ensure that schedule is moving milestones are met and issues addressed
  • Under guidance of the Line Producer, manage crew time cards weekly
  • Ensure clear dissemination of information to the show leadership and production staff
  • Work with Post Production Supervisor in monitoring the retake process within budget and schedule
  • Troubleshoot and find solutions to issues that may impact the team or schedule
  • Create an environment of respect and collaboration
  • Orchestrate significant events to elevate crew moral and working dynamic
  • Under the supervision of the Line Producer, discuss performance and crew feedback, working to create plans to resolve issues that may arise


  • 3+ years as Production Manager or Production Coordinator for CG animation
  • Previous progressive experience in a production role in animation or VFX
  • Understanding of Gmail suite, Excel, and Shotgrid
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and dependable with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly to both internal and external groups in a timely manner
  • Must be willing to take direction and also take the initiative where applicable
  • Ability to work independently and set appropriate priorities
  • Trustworthy with the ability to maintain a high level of discretion
  • Driven, innovative, strategic and solution focused
  • Demonstrated ability to work with creative individuals
  • Ability to communicate in a constructive, proactive manner
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to juggle various priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment

Sony Pictures Animation is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, SPE requires all U.S. non-union applicants and employees to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

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