Live-Action Producer - VR

Playa Vista, California | Freelance | Job ID #59060 |
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our client, a VR production company, is seeking a Live-Action Producer to join their team.


  • Providing support and oversight of the live-action, physical production operations across the content creation pipeline for enterprise business units
  • Act an integral part of the Production team, they support the teams with planning and executing on all pre-production, shoots, and post-wrap to include scheduling and managing pre-production meetings and overseeing production shoot logistics
  • Tasks will include budgeting, assembling crews, casting, location scouting, permitting and documenting -creating SOW’s and actualizing budgets
  • Be the prominent POC for internal teams and third-party vendors
  • Facilitate day-to-day aspects of production by providing support to project personnel
  • Effectively manage and clearly communicate overall timelines, project deliverables, and resourcing needs to produce high-quality creative
  • Support, plan, and execute internal and external workflows, ensuring an effective exchange of information and deliverables
  • Maintain flexibility with contending priorities to work both tactically and strategically when adjustments are required
  • Manage expectations with the ability to identify and articulate alternative solutions when changes arise
  • Collaborate with and support the Director of Production to bring methodologies to our Solutions team driving implementation of workflow procedures to ensure optimum proficiencies
  • Possess a strong presence on set as Producer and on pre-production calls; ensure all agenda items are covered and speak to areas where more oversight is needed
  • Ensure team establishes and maintains appropriate processes, procedures, forms and finance tracking to keep deliverables on time and on budget
  • Anticipate and effectively mitigate challenges
  • Organize, archive, and maintain folders, talent paperwork and pertinent documentation relating to all shoot needs via G-Drive
  • Review scripts with SA and ID to establish understanding of expectations and proactively identify production issues, legal risks and conflicts between schedule, cost and project scope
  • Facilitate timely communication between the production team internal and external, ICS, SA and vendors/talent to ensure everyone is aware of project expectations, potential hurdles, and milestones. Inclusive of mindful escalation of issues to the Director of Production
  • Help manage project reviews, team meetings etc., and be accountable for taking notes and disseminating information internally and externally
  • Work with the Director of Production to estimate and actualize budgets
  • Collect information regarding all projects and frequently update the appropriate trackers (Smartsheets, Slack)
  • Oversee and manage communication with talent re: production details (e.g. wardrobe, location, time, pay, etc.)
  • Organize and maintain production records, including: shoot budgets, bids, schedules, talent rosters, NDAs, deal memos, MSAs, SOWs, etc.
  • Scheduling VO sessions, and delivering VO assets to post-production


  • 3-5 years experience in live action production
  • Ability to travel on an as-need basis to oversee productions
  • Passion and grit for ensuring production team is successful, while strategically scaling processes internally
  • Experience driving operational excellence from the ground up
  • Knowledge and understanding of pre-production, shoot/field production and post-production best practices
  • Must have excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, & organizational skills. Ability to succinctly convey logistical information with novices and experts across a variety of disciplines
  • Proven cross-functional collaborator
  • High aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving
  • Familiar with GSuite, Slack and Smartsheets
  • Strong sense of urgency, multi-directional thinker and tasker, anticipator of needs, detail and solutions driven
  • Able to adapt to a volume of rapidly changing priorities while still maintaining focus and organization on each simultaneously
  • Capable of making decisions which have a substantial impact on the budget, direction and/or achievement of production objectives

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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