Ok, so I have an interview tomorrow!! Yay!! I'm really happy and disappointed at the same time. The job it at Abrams, and I talked to the person, who shall remain anonymous, and he said that the pay is very low. (I won't say how low, but suffice it to say that paying rent and car insurance and for food and gas will be difficult without a significant amount of overtime.)
I also applied for another job last week that sounded awesome, so I want everone to keep their fingers crossed that I get it. It's at Warner Bros. Pictures, and it sounds like a major amount of work, but I think it'd be worth it. I'm just not sure what would be after that. I'm not sure where the career path would lead. The other job, I know the path and where it would likely lead me. At least for the most part.
Posting Job Title Feature Production Management Trainee
TimeWarner Division Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Location United States - California - Burbank
Position Type Full Time
Posting Job Description Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of WB Studio Enterprises Inc. seeks a Feature Production Management Trainee for the Production Management department. As directed, learns/trains to be exposed to all facets of production as well as Warner Bros. production policies and procedures. Provides assistance to Executive Production Manager and other personnel in this department while learning all aspects of feature production as well as Feature Post Production and Production Resources. Works along with Executive Production Manager and his/her assistant. As directed, advises production personnel of WB policies and procedures; gives information on lot contracts and services; charge numbers; explains petty cash procedures and assists with any other questions production personnel may have. As directed, disseminates information to various departments on the lot, including Music, Legal, Corporate Insurance, Business Affairs, Editorial and other, regarding feature production issues. Learns how to break down possible feature scripts and identify necessary elements. Becomes acquainted with special equipment, cash availability and any other requirements for complete coverage of the script. Develops preliminary production schedules and script boards used for estimating purposes. Observes and interacts with various on-production departments and crews to acquire a thorough understanding of all elements used in production. Researches and gathers information from Film commissions in other countries and states to provide department with information regarding the desirability and/or feasibility of possible filming locations. Studies and researches, as needed, contractual obligations from SAG, SEG, DGA, IATSE, and other union agreements in order to assist effectively with all stages of production. Attends meetings with producers and executives to learn how production-related problems are resolved. Assists department heads and their assistants in assuring smooth work flow. Updates Warner Industry Credit System (WIC) to ensure accuracy of credit information given to producers and executives. Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Education in film,
communication or related field is strongly preferred. Approximately
six months of feature production experience as a production assistant
or staff assistant is preferred. Ability to interpret labor agreements
preferred. PC skills required. Knowledge of basic math, spelling,
grammar, punctuation, and English usage. Knowledge of report, letter,
etc. format. Some experience in the entertainment field required. Must
be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of
personnel. Must have the ability to work under time constraints. Must
be able to work over time as necessary. Must be well organized and
have good attention to detail. Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
Must be able to adapt to varied personalities associated with film
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