Indie production shop is seeking a Virtual Reality interactive game supervising Line Producer, who has had senior responsibility for preparing at least 3 completed VR game productions that have been produced and distributed. Demonstrated line item responsibility for preparing the specs for framing production budgets, responsibility for identifying and pricing production creative talent for this VR gaming production.
The Line Producer will participate in below-the-line decisions like hiring crew and renting gear, based on the budget established that has been approved by the Producers. During production, the Line Producer will act as the eyes and ears of the Executive Producer to ensure the production runs on schedule and on budget. You are an innovator and troubleshooter and have the authority to make decisions that will affect the schedule or budget. To keep the production running smoothly, the Line Producer will implement a cost monitoring system as well as conduct a health and safety assessment and deal with any insurance concerns, including regulatory compliance. The Line Producer establishes departmental budgets for salaries, expendable materials, and equipment. Additional labor hours or materials require the approval of the Line Producer. At the end of production, you’ll oversee the wrap and conduct a preliminary audit of costs in cooperation with Accounting. You must be comfortable moderating compromises between members of the crew and be able to stand behind your choices. You will be working in a highly collaborative environment, but are also a leader and at the end of the day are responsible for the cost of the project. You are entrusted with massive financial investments in the $5-7MM range, so attention to detail is crucial and failure can mean huge losses for the Producers. Expect daily fires to put out.
You’ll collaborate with an Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer and Creative Director, as well as with a globally renowned Pop Surrealist artist. This highly experienced team of culture jammers aims to create a novel hybrid VR game experience, full of satirical characters, subversive themes and bizarrely entertaining interactive gameplay. A delightfully subversive world, this VR experience is filled with game scenarios, characters and story lines that satirize themes of class hierarchy, parody wealth inequality, mass media manipulation and lampoon the over commercialization in America.
Can work freelance with the expectation that the candidate will advance to a full-time position. Based in New York a plus. References a must.
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