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Production Manager, Kids & Family

Toronto, ON · Art/Media/Design
Boat Rocker Media is an independent, integrated global entertainment company that creates, produces, and distributes premium scripted, unscripted, live action and animated kids and family content for all platforms, manages top global talent, and develops and monetizes brands and intellectual property. We have a strong creative and business culture that fights for ideas, supports storytellers, and has a track record of ensuring big ideas get distributed to the world.

The Company was founded in 2003 and has 850+ global employees across 7 major cities including: Toronto (Headquarters), New York, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Halifax, London, and Hong Kong. Boat Rocker Media has approximately 40 shows greenlit or in-production and a distribution library of 9,000+ half hours for leading global customers such as Netflix, HBO, BBC, NBC, ABC, Hulu, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Showtime, Discovery, CTV, Global and CBC.
The Position:

Reporting to the SVP, Production, the Production Manager will work with a mix of animated and live action series.  They will be responsible for tracking each productions timeline, cost reports and monthly deliveries. 

  • Primary in-house contact with series producers, and liaison with internal corporate departments for active productions, and advising on production topics such as purchases, insurance coverage and union matters
  • Create preliminary schedules for upcoming projects, both live action and animation
  • Manage development project work, in conjunction with Content development team
  • Oversee smaller productions as required
  • Maintain studio production calendar
  • Weekly tracking of production status for all productions
  • Monthly tracking of production cost reports from all productions
  • Set up production insurance per project
  • Track equipment purchases
  • Track live action storage facilities
  • Work with BLA, create initial credit lists
  • Assist in sourcing third party animation studios in Canada and around the world
  • Receive and review wrap documents from productions and create internal archive
  • 5+ years experience in Production Manager or higher production roles, preferably live action
  • Ability to work on multiple productions simultaneously either independently or in a supporting role to the SVP, Production
  • Strong knowledge of WGC, DGC & ACTRA guidelines (SAG a plus) and other union knowledge
  • Comfortable working with cost reports and budgets
  • Proficient in Movie Magic
  • Ability to build production schedules
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, including formula writing
  • Working knowledge of Canadian funding agencies including tax credits
Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention.


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