Career Opportunities in the local film and television industry

BUFFALO GAL PICTURES SEEKS MANAGER OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

We are seeking an experienced, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to become part of the Buffalo Gal Pictures team.

Duties will include:

• Responsibility for funding applications including preparing, reviewing and compiling documents necessary to go to contract with funders
• tracking contractual obligations and funding drawdowns
• facilitating interim financing
• working with accounting to prepare cash flow during pre-production
• overseeing agreements with contractors
• preparing copyright, CRTC and insurance applications during production
• ensuring compliance and reporting from distributors
• coordination of rights clearances and music contracts
• preparation of tax credit applications including estimates
• development of procedural guidelines and tracking systems

Experience in motion picture industry Business Affairs is an asset but we will consider applicants with business administration education and experience. Salary level will be commensurate with experience.

Please forward your resume via email with cover letter to Monique Perro monique@buffalogalpictures.com by August 30, 2010.

ON SCREEN MANITOBA SEEKS ABORIGINAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will coordinate and implement initiatives associated with OSM’s Aboriginal Program as well as provide support to the Programs Manager on all matters relating to the Aboriginal Program.This is a full-time position funded by OSM’s ACCESS Project, terminating March 31, 2013.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Description of current scene
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will create and maintain a database of the Aboriginal cultural entrepreneurs and companies who are currently operating within the Manitoba Screen-based Media Industry. The database will also contain data on resources for Aboriginal entrepreneurs, organizations, and programs within the industry locally and nationally. The database will be used to assess future business and career-development opportunities and help in our goal of increasing Aboriginal participation in Manitoba’s screen-based industries.

Liaise between industry and the Aboriginal community
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will facilitate communication and interaction between members of the Aboriginal Screen-based Media community and OSM. In addition, the Aboriginal Program Coordinator will assist OSM in liaising with organizations, companies and individuals whose professional interests intersect with those of Aboriginal industry entrepreneurs.

Industry Promotion
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will promote business and career-development opportunities as well as creative opportunities in the industry through participation in industry conferences, festivals, markets and other community gatherings.

Existing Development Programs
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will work to increase the number of Aboriginal participants in OSM’s ACCESS Project, focusing on: increased participation in outreach events, funding programs, and marketing initiatives; increased use of the OSM’s resources; and an increased number of career consultations.

Targeted Aboriginal Development
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will coordinate outreach and marketing events targeted specifically to the needs of the Aboriginal Screen-based Media community.

Sector Development
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will create material intended to raise awareness of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Screen-based Media scene within the Aboriginal community itself, the industry, and the public at large. This material may include printed material, digital material, web-based promotions, or any other material consistent with OSM’s ACCESS Project.

Delivery
In consultation with the Programs Manager, the Aboriginal Program Coordinator will create a timeline, work plan, critical path and budget for the delivery of the initiatives listed above.

Reporting
Brief progress reports and updates will be given at all OSM staff meetings. In addition, regular written reports consistent with the needs of key stakeholders and funders for this initiative will be submitted to OSM’s Programs Manager. The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will also prepare regular cash flow and cost reports as needed. All financial and narrative reporting will be undertaken according to the requirements of OSM’s Programs Manager.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Aboriginal Program Coordinator reports to the Programs Manager. Accountabilities include:

• coordinating and administering all matters related OSM’s Aboriginal Program.
• maintaining effectiveness and cost-efficiency in all activities while at all times meeting the highest standards of performance and best-practice;
• assisting in achieving the goals set out in the ACCESS Project related to: increased production volumes, cumulative job increases, increased total revenues by production companies, increased export revenues, increased digital interactive-related revenues, increased volume of interactive digital media productions, and promoting diversity in Manitoba’s screen-based industries.
• serving all of OSM’s organizational goals, with a particular focus on “Building the industry – Being a catalyst in helping our members build their businesses and careers.”

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Experience in program development and administration.
2. Familiarity with the screen-based industries in Manitoba.
3. Thorough knowledge of the Manitoba Aboriginal Screen-based Media community.
4. Familiarity with Aboriginal organizations, communities and diversity initiatives.
5. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
6. A resourceful, creative and flexible approach to problem-solving.
7. The ability to work independently and as a team player.
8. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
9. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with an emphasis on ability to make presentations to groups of all sizes.
10. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by mail or e-mail to the attention of Claudia Garcia de la Huerta by end of business day on Tuesday September 14, 2010.

The position will commence October 4, 2010

We thank all candidates who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal candidates.

Email: claudia@onscreenmanitoba.com

Claudia Garcia de la Huerta
Programs Manager
On Screen Manitoba
Unit 100 – 62 Albert St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E9

MANITOBA FILM AND MUSIC SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING DIRECTOR

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC (MFM) exists so that our film and music recording industries flourish. MFM is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, innovative marketing and communications professional with proven corporate skills and a passion for Manitoba’s film and music industries to seize the opportunity that this position offers.

Working closely with the CEO and Management Team of MFM, the Communications & Marketing Director is responsible for developing and delivering timely, accurate and cost-effective communication and marketing initiatives to advance the awareness of the Corporation.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement innovative communications and marketing strategies for MFM including setting critical paths, project management and monitoring outcomes.

• Responsible for all day-to-day written and verbal communication such as media releases, e-newsletter, speaking notes, greetings, information articles, assisting with proposals and reports and all other communication materials; coordinate media interviews and statements with CEO and Management Team.

• Responsible for the administration of annual advertising budget and responding to advertising requests accordingly.

• Provide creative input and artwork and/or work with a design firm in the preparation of all ads, signage and publications (such as the Annual Report and the Film & Television Production Guide) for the Corporation in consultation with CEO and Management Team.

• Media liaison for all interviews and information required for all print, television, radio and digital media.

• Responsible for the Corporate website updates, provide recommendations for enhancements and provide and incorporate content.

• Draft Agenda items, coordinate packages and take minutes for all Board meetings.

• Logistics for the Corporation’s receptions, shows, dinners and events such as TIFF, NXNE, SXSW, Premier Missions, and other initiatives.

• Identify, recommend and implement Sponsorship opportunities for the Corporation in consultation with CEO and Management Team.

• Coordinate the French translation of written communication material where necessary.

Qualifications:

Communications or Marketing Degree required. A minimum of five years work experience in the field. Experience in implementing a communications and marketing strategy as well as strategic media coordination is required.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and creative) are crucial. Results driven, highly organized and detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, manage and deliver against tight timelines and handle several projects simultaneously. Experience in the film, television, or music recording industries is an asset. Ability to work within a team environment is a must.

A sound knowledge of both official languages for both written and oral communications is a definite asset
Applicants are encouraged to submit:
a resume that identifies how you meet the above qualifications, a covering letter that includes salary expectations, and a list of career and character references by Monday, August 23rd, 2010 to the contact at the address below.

Manager, Finance & Operations
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC

410-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1
email: Kevin@mbfilmmusic.ca

Should you be contacted for an interview – a portfolio of your work in the communications and marketing field will be required for review at that time.

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