• Director, Music Production

    Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Director of Music Production works closely with the Vice President, Music Production in overseeing and directing all administrative duties, including budgeting, scheduling, invoicing, contract monitoring, payroll documentation and reports, handling union requirements and various other duties related to recording sessions and recording session staff for the music department. 


    Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

    • Monitors and tracks music production costs in order to help ensure compliance with budgets
    • Responsible for attending recording and scoring sessions, when necessary, to ensure that production needs are met and that sessions run smoothly and efficiently 
    • Interacts with the Labor Relations department regarding IATSE and other union and guild requirements in order to interpret and maintain guidelines set forth in the respective collective bargaining agreements pertaining to various recording personnel
    • Assists in interpreting AFM and SAG labor agreements for music department staff.  Answers questions regarding how compensation is tailored to the studio's payroll and accounting procedures
    • Maintains precise files of recording production costs
    • Prepares musician, orchestrator, and copyist payroll reports for payment by checking, salary computations, accounting coding, and all other relevant information. Forwards to outside payroll company for payment, and inspects the return invoices before reimbursement is made
    • Ensures that all singers are cleared through the Screen Actors Guild before employment Determines singers’ fees based on the type of recording done and the number of hours worked.  Prepares SAG Day Player contracts and handles requests for singers to be paid through the Company payroll
    • Reviews and approves all payroll, invoices, and personnel action forms pertaining to recording sideline, rehearsal, and vocal sessions within the prescribed time limits set forth in all applicable labor agreements
    • Computes reuse fees for musicians, orchestrators, copyists and singers. Provides AFM Phono and SAG/AFTRA contracts to the appropriate record companies releasing the soundtrack albums
    • Compiles and confirms the accuracy of credit and label copy information for the record company editorial department
    • Sole account coder of the ipayables/iworks system to process payments on behalf of legal/business affairs and clearance music departments
    • Assists with music and script budgeting for motion pictures, including revisions

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or Business preferred or, equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 5 years' previous experience in the music, production and/or motion picture industry
    • Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements
    • Knowledge of MAC computers
    • Good organizational skills and problem-solving skills
    • Good oral and written communication skills are necessary in order to interface effectively with all levels within the company, external vendors and recording companies


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