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Feature Production Trainee

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Job Title
Feature Production Trainee Time Warner
Division
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Pictures:Prod Mgmt Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Interest
Internship/Trainee Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 165297BR Position
Type
Fixed Term Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview Warner Bros. Pictures Group (WBPG) produces, markets and distributes Warner Bros.’ slate of approximately 20 movies a year, including films from New Line Cinema. Our movies have generated industry-leading box office results and have won multiple Academy Awards in recent years. Warner Bros. Pictures is a global leader in the international marketing and distribution of feature films, operating in more than 30 countries and releasing films in more than 120 territories. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

Warner Bros. Pictures seeks a Feature Production 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 the EVP, Physical Production & Administration and other personnel in the department while learning all aspects of feature production.
 
  • Works with the EVP, Physical Production & Administration and their assistant.  As directed, advises production personnel of WB policies and procedures; services; charge numbers; assists with any other questions production personnel may have.
  • Manages/schedules calendar for EVP, Physical Production & Administration.
  • As directed, disseminates information to various departments on the lot, including Music, Legal, Corporate Insurance, Business Affairs and Editorial, regarding feature production issues.
  • Learns how to break down possible feature scripts and identify necessary elements. 
  • Develops preliminary production schedules and scriptboards used for estimating purposes on Fasttrack scheduling program, beat sheets, and reviewing of budgeting top sheet.
  • 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.
  • Occasionally attends meeting with Warner Bros. executives to learn how production related problems are resolved.
  • Assists department heads and their assistants in assuring smooth workflow.
  • Updates Rate Comparison Data Base to insure accuracy of credit information given to producers and executives.


What do we require from you?
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Education in film, communication or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Twelve months of feature experience as a production assistant, secretary or staff assistant preferred.
  • Ability to interpret production material such as call sheets, production reports, actor’s daily time reports, cast and crew lists, schedules, day out of days, etc. preferred
  • Mac and PC skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.  MM Budgeting & Scheduling required.
  • Answers telephones, photocopies, and distributes all production materials required 
  • Some experience in the entertainment field required.

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The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.