Supervising Producer, Productions

Application Deadline: June 16, 2023

Location: Canadian Film Centre

Reports to: Executive Lead, Programs

Position Type: Permanent

Start Date: June 2023

Compensation: $60,000 - $65,000

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. or Tues. – Fri., 34 hours; up to 40 hours during Production

Job Summary:

The Supervising Producer is responsible for executing on all production related activities including all outward facing Showcases for CFC Programs; providing ongoing support and mentorship on the production pipeline process; and maintaining a professional, inspiring and safe environment for CFC talent, cast/crew, staff and mentors. Working in association with the Program Executive Team, this role is key to building our capacity to maintain a high level of production quality, to stewarding existing and potential new production partners, and to adopting current and changing best practices.


  • Heading up all aspects of production and production related activities for the core programs.
  • Ensuring that CFC’s production policies and procedures are regularly updated and followed, that appropriate resources are in place to deliver on professional/industry standards, and that CFC’s safety protocols and code of conduct are maintained.
  • Providing mentorship to the residents as it relates to engaging in the production pipeline, maximizing their creativity with the resources available while supporting the building of effective and positive relationships and processes.
  • Working closely with select mentors on all production-based activities and identifying what support is needed to deliver on the experience.
  • Providing active guidance and support to the production team on the practical and business aspects of production.
  • Managing the day-to-day needs of the production department including the delegation of duties and priorities, providing direction on certain procedures and regular feedback and guidance on next steps.
  • Leading production related meetings and ensuring the filmmaking team and CFC’s production team are clear on the creative and logistical priorities, and that a clear plan for execution is determined.
  • Working closely with select mentors through advanced development and prep to work through any production challenges.
  • Building out the budget for each block of showcases and working closely with the CFC Finance Department in terms of cash flow needs, timelines and method of payments needed.
  • Supervising the cost reporting process for productions, and keeping the Executive Lead, Programs frequently updated.
  • Supervising the business affairs process ensuring delivery of right, service agreements and necessary production agreements/deals so that CFC Business Affairs needs are met.
  • Supervising and guiding the Production Team as needed through the processes of securing locations (scouting, permitting, location agreements, City of Toronto parking and location permits) and ensuring that deals and paperwork are executed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Managing the E&O process for key productions in consultation with the CFC’s General Counsel.
  • Managing the flow of CFC approvals through prep and production including casting, budgets, locations, key crew, etc.
  • Maintaining strong communication and relationships with CFC’s production partners, suppliers, Unions & Guilds while also identifying potential new partners.
  • Working closely with the PM, PC and PA during the volunteer crewing process, so as to identify the best fits based on the project while ensuring the continued growth and reach of the CFC volunteer database with regard to quality of experience and work, representation and inclusion.
  • Ensuring the production team is accurately tracking all production services, deals, expenses and donations for sponsorship, budgeting and audit purposes.
  • Securing and initiating the contracting of short-term production staff (APMs, PCs).
  • Creating formal Performance Management Plans/Reviews plans for permanent production staff (PM and the Production Assistant).

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 3-5 years related management experience in film/tv production with a developed network of crew and various industry vendors.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry best practices, union and non-union.
  • Experience overseeing and leading a team in production and a passion for the production process.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Thrives on multitasking, problem solving, meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
  • Must be organized, resourceful, and motivated, with strong team building skills.
  • Committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our industry.
  • Experience working in a creative environment and with creators an asset.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Microsoft suite an asset.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (PDF Format) to by June 16, 2023 and indicate “Supervising Producer” in the subject line.

About CFC

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable, cultural organization that drives the future of Canadian storytelling. Our intensive, hands-on programs in film, television and entertainment technologies empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and entrepreneurs working in screen-based industries. Learn more at

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (PDF Format) to [deadline] and indicate “[job-title]” in the subject line.

The CFC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply, including those that may not have all of the requested qualifications. We strive for equity in our policies and practices and are committed to providing accessible employment practices that follow the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

CFC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from the CFC.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

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