The Project Manager Localization position reports to the TBD Worldwide Content & Technical Operations and works directly with the Starz Play International team and the Programming Operations team coordinating localization operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Track the scheduled global release of Starz Originals series and licensed series and features for the purposes of localization production.
Clearance of all talent obligations with Starz business affairs teams.
Communicate to localization vendors, project details and Starz creative and technical requirements.
Submit to upper management for approval, project delivery schedules and costs details.
Manage localization data integrity in database with an extremely high level of accuracy and timeliness to reflect production status.
Schedules and coordinates with Programming Operations, worldwide delivery of feature and series video and audio assets to localization partners for the purposes of localization production.
Coordinate with Senior Manager Localization and exercise independent problem-solving techniques to resolve all localization vendor creative and technical issues related to localization production.
Schedules and coordinates the return of final localization packages (dubs, subs and supplemental assets) to Programming Operations.
Coordinate with localization vendors, technical rejections, communicate supporting information and documentation and ensure timely redelivery of fixed materials.
Communicates approval all final localized versions.
Maintains entry of available localized versions and all performance rights terms into internal rights tracking system.
Set up accounts, submit credit applications and update accounting software for new companies required to complete delivery of all licensed material and/or created elements.
Monitor all material expenditures, including reconciliation of invoices that may be in different currencies. Evaluate all costs that may fall out of budget guidelines.
Receive, code and input invoices into accounting software for all designated orders. Follow-up on outstanding billing to ensure invoices are received and processed in a timely manner and resolve all billing discrepancies with appropriate parties.
Draft and submit international vendor lab wire payment requests for related content expenses with an emphasis on invoice dates, conversion rates and proper banking details. Forward confirmed wire payments from AP to the appropriate vendor and manage wire payment history for future reference.
Bachelor's degree in Film, TV and/or Video Production or similar discipline.
Minimum of 2 years experience in film/television/VOD localization production with in depth knowledge of localization project management and industry standard technical specifications including audio/video file formats, codecs, video resolutions, audio configurations and electronic delivery technologies.
Ability to perform in a face paced environment tracking multiple projects in various stages with demonstrated problem-solving ability and a keen attention to detail.
Ability to influence and partner with internal and external teams to deliver tactical and strategic solutions. Able to work through conflicts to negotiate win/win solutions and project a positive image of the organization.
Knowledgeable in NLE software (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, AVID, Protools) and all Mac and
Microsoft Office applications including, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint software applications.
Self-starter with excellent verbal, written, organizational and communication skills and an outstanding customer service demeanor and attitude.
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service.
STARZ is the ultimate destination for obsessable TV, movies and more. Characters who pull you in and stories that stay with you. From bold Original Series to the best movies, whatever you love, STARZ ignites your passions.
STARZ offers a competitive compensation package and an attractive benefits program to all eligible employees including a variety of healthcare plans, dental and vision insurance, 401k, life/disability insurance. Eligible employees will enjoy paid time off in the form of vacation and company holidays.
STARZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of gender, age, race, national origin, disability, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, STARZ will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.