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Director, Production Planning

Burbank, CA
Full Time
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Requisition ID: 186203BR

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The Job

WarnerBros seeks a Director, Production Planning for the Production Planning department.
Responsible for ma
naging the process for Television Productions to access the numerous divergent Worldwide Tax Incentives offered by domestic and foreign territories, states, provinces and federal governments.

The Daily
  • Works directly with Physical Production and Finance Executives, Production Accountants and Producers throughout the production process to maintain the integrity of film incentives
  • Provides film incentive research and analysis to various business units throughout the studio
  • Researches and develops a deep understanding of all domestic and international production incentives
  • Builds and maintains relationships with various Film Offices, Department of Revenues and Departments of Economic Development
  • Responsible for preparing, analyzing and reviewing preliminary and final incentive calculations
  • Reviews detailed production costs for coding accuracy
  • Responsible for preliminary and final incentive applications
  • Oversees film incentive audits and agreed upon procedures through completion
  • Responsible for accurately projecting film incentive cash receipts for cashflow purposes
  • Works directly with domestic and international service providers to ensure tax credit are maximized
  • Maintains and updates internal incentive tracking software; coordinates with Finance, Tax and Legal
  • Ensures all WB internal and divisional policies are implemented and maintained
  • Provides film incentive analysis as requested
  • Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned
The Essentials
  • Degree in Accounting/Finance a plus.
  • College coursework in Accounting required.
  • Proficiency with Movie Magic, PSL, VISTA, Windows, Word and Excel required.
  • Must have a minimum 5 years of experience working in the filmed entertainment industry
  • Must have experience working with production incentives
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of the production and post-production process
  • Prior estimating and production accounting experience a plus
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and all levels of personnel
  • Ability to work effectively on individual projects and as part of a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Ability to set, prioritize and achieve goals, while managing multiple projects and deliverables
  • Must be adaptable to changing priorities

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.