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Supervisor, Localisation Ops

Job ID 10094543 Location London, United Kingdom Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jul. 10, 2024
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Job Summary:

Please note that we require you to be based in our Hammersmith office 4 days a week.

The Walt Disney Studios brings quality movies and episodic storytelling to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. Studio Operations finishes and distributes this Disney studio content to business partners and consumers globally. With shrinking timelines and increased complexity of deliverables, we strive to deliver more content faster without decreasing quality, security or increasing overhead costs.

About the Role & Team

This position plays a role in the localisation and mixing of TWDC’s Studio slate. Supporting the Manager of localisation operations, this role will have direct responsibility for ordering the dubbing of TH and D+ projects for MENA, Benelux, Greek and Turkey, working alongside their line Manager and their Trailer colleagues.

The candidate will be proficient and well-versed in music and must have a “good musical ear”. The role will have a dotted line into the Burbank DCVI Creative team.

In addition, the role will be a backup to help manage scheduling, localisation, asset management and all process linked to the delivery of localised language track into the mastering vendors and inventory.

This team often operates in a high pressure highly complex environment, the ability to operate calmly under pressure is paramount.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with dubbing studios, ordering dubs in a timely manner, ensuring that reference materials are received, localized metadata is supplied and that dubs deliver on time.
  • Reviewing trailer dubs and giving creative approval – with support and training from the DCVI Burbank Creative team.
  • Gather dubbing cost estimates from dub studios and keep interested parties informed – local Disney offices/sub-distributors or DCVI Burbank.
  • Liaise with local and Burbank DCVI offices on dubbing delivery schedules, monitoring any changes in material availability and/or release dates which may affect delivery dates.
  • Database management ensuring that the metadata is consistently delivered to relevant digital storage areas at the same time as dubbed sound elements deliver.
  • Establish strong working relationships and maintain effective communication with all stakeholders within the relevant LOBs
  • Continually identify and implement process and system improvements.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Localization experience
  • Experience within film or other entertainment industries in a multi-market context.
  • Proven experience within operations, coordinating delivery to achieve target timelines.
  • Experience working in a role which requires attention to detail in a dynamic environment.

We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to support you with the application process.

The Perks

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. Disney is committed to forming a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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