Production Executive, Scripted South Africa
Cape Town, ZAF
1d ago

Job summary

Do you want to help define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching? Prime Video is one of the leading digital video services on the Internet today, and we're just getting started changing the way millions of people enjoy content.

Now available in more than 240 countries and territories, Prime Video offers customers the broadest selection of any on-demand video service, including our critically-acclaimed Amazon Originals such as the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs.

Maisel, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Mindy Kaling’s Late Night, Donald Glover’s Guava Island, the Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea, Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick, exclusives, and live concerts and sports.

Amazon Studios is the movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is our role to produce original content and license studio programs worldwide in exclusive service of Amazon’s Prime Video customers.

We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help take us to new heights.

We are currently seeking an experienced Production Executive to be based in South Africa to aid Amazon Studios’ scripted series productions, co-productions, and licensed programs in South Africa.

The team will need your support across overseeing budgets, schedules, and overall South African productions for Amazon Studios.

This role will work with Post-Production, Marketing, PR, Legal, and Business Affairs. You will be interacting with both internal and external stakeholders at the studio and show level.

Key job responsibilities

  • Track and process approvals and production payments with Business Affairs, Legal and Finance.
  • Monitor and support all Local Original Movie projects in development and production.
  • Ensures major milestones are met (e.g. budget lock, budget approval, kick of calls, deliverables etc.)
  • Coordinate kick-off calls with development for each individual project.
  • Meets with show producers, production managers and creative executives in regards to schedules, budget and all production related matters and issues.
  • Is on-set when necessary to evaluate work-flow, budgets and potential problems.
  • Analyzes budgets and cost reports.
  • Acts a liaison from producers to Head of Production Local Original Productions at Amazon Studios based in Culver City.
  • Will create and update production charts for projects in territory.

  • Extensive experience as a Producer / Production Executive or the equivalent with primary experience producing content in South Africa
  • Extensive experience in creative, production, post production processes and related workflows
  • Experience with budgeting, scheduling, and cost reports
  • Experience working on both domestic and international productions in South Africa

  • Experience solving problems related to the production of content
  • Familiarity with MMB budgeting and MMS scheduling (One-Liner, Day Out Of Days, etc.) documents.
  • Strong understanding of major unions, guilds, contractual terms and deal structures in the South African entertainment industry
  • High level of oral and written proficiency in English and other South African languages.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
  • Able to travel when required for business meetings and direct oversight.
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