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Vice President, Visual Effects

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


Role Summary:
Reporting to the EVP Visual Effects, the VP Visual Effects position will manage the Visual Effects and supporting staff on Universal Picture’s films slate through all phases of budgeting, development, prep, shoot, and post production.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Visual Effects productions on visual effects driven films through all phases of budgeting, development, prep, shoot and post production, many times without a freelance team.
  • Provide guidance to filmmakers for establishing a production pipeline and plan on visual effects driven productions collaboratively with EVP.
  • Act as Visual Effects liaison between filmmakers and internal departments on film projects.
  • Prepare cost and schedule projections for Senior Management on active film projects.
  • Provide early projection detailed VFX budget estimates and timeline requirements on projects in development at studio.
  • Collaborate with Creative Team to develop Concept Art and Designs on early development projects.
  • Liaise with Marketing on all stages of film promotion and branding.
  • Establish relationships with VFX vendors domestically and globally.
  • Manage and develop strategic alliances with existing Visual Effects Vendors, and evaluation of new suppliers.
  • Development of talent acquisition and management strategies for freelance Visual Effects personnel.
  • Partner with the EVP in the strategic planning and identifying new opportunities in Visual Effects technology.
  • Develop continuous improvement practices, and work with the EVP on operational efficiency planning.
  • Assist in maintaining department databases to track costs, history and talent availability pools.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 10 years experience working in Visual Effects production.
• Minimum 5 years experience working as a production Department Head in a studio, with a vendor, or in the film industry.
• Extensive knowledge and understanding of the VFX process, including budgeting and scheduling.



Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA Location
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of Virtual Production and its applications in film production
• Established and successful relationships with Visual Effects Vendors.
• Previous studio experience preferred
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to execute and follow-through; self-starter and accountable.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a high pressure, fast paced environment
• Superior organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize
• Strong leader with a vision; proven ability to self-motivate, work independently as well as collaboratively and motivate and inspire a team.
• Proficiency in MS Office and database application Filemaker Pro.
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work across teams.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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