Senior Production Finance Amazon Studios
- Milan, Italy
Amazon Studios is the original film and television development and production arm of Amazon.com. Our projects include award winning television series TRANSPARENT and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL and films include THE BOYS, JACK RYAN and THE BIG SICK.
This position will support the EU Production Finance team along with the other studios operation teams of our fast growing film and television studio production business. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an early, high growth stage and have ownership of production finance and payable functions.
Your responsibilities may include:
• Building a sustainable and scalable operating model for Amazon Studios in Italy from a Production Finance perspective.
• Work with third party production companies finance teams and onboard them into the Amazon Studios Cost Report tracking process throughout the life-cycle of a production for local originals.
• Building relationships with industry bodies and organisations such as Film Commissions, production software companies, local producers, legal and tax counsel for Amazon Studios Production Finance to raise the bar within the Film & TV industry .
• Assist with consolidation of all cost reporting data and commentary for local originals in territory for internal monthly executive reporting.
• Oversee and manage production cashflow and payments including talent, access and Format Fees, Overalls and all other project related costs.
• Leverage metrics to identify areas of improvement, including process and technology based changes aligning with Amazon Studios EU production finance practices.
This position is located in Milan (Italy), but some international travel might be required.
• Accounting, finance, or quantitative undergraduate degree.
• Multiple years' experience in production, finance or accounting within the film and television production industry.
• Knowledge of production accounting software: Vista, PSL or other production accounting software.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written (English AND Italian)
• Extensive knowledge or production incentives and regional funding regimes.
• Ability to effectively research, conclude on and communicate technical finance topics.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and drive projects to completion.
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