Producer, Theatrical Distribution

Ellation, Culver City

Building Premium Video Experiences

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Crunchyroll COVID-19 Hiring Status

Crunchyroll employees are currently working from home, and we are still conducting remote interviews and hiring during this time. This role is expected to start remotely, and we’ll work closely with you as we understand every person has unique circumstances.

Location: Los Angeles

The intersection of media and technology is our sweet spot and we are fortunate to be headquartered at the epicenter of the creative economy - Los Angeles. This office houses many of our corporate functions and cross-functional teams tasked with creating exceptional experiences for our passionate communities.

This role will be responsible for leading large-scale theatrical release projects and finding paths forward that enable teams to build phenomenal experiences. You know and apply standard methodologies in producing, yet you don’t follow a formula or merely implement. You’re able to drive every phase of the project lifecycle, partnering with distribution, marketing, production, operations and vendors —embracing and supporting all individuals. The Producer, Theatrical Distribution reports to the Sr. Director, Global Theatrical Business Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and actively lead all aspects of a theatrical release project plan to ensure the work is completed to meet goals and expectations
  • Collaborate closely with Distribution, Marketing, Production and Operations to optimize workflows and results, consistently providing high-quality daily support and updates as the point of contact for key Crunchyroll Films global theatrical release projects.
  • As point of contact for team communication, establish clear communication channels and processes across cross-functional teams, including Theatrical Distribution, Marketing, Operations, Production, and Acquisitions.
  • Provide value and support throughout the entire project cycle by influencing the work, stakeholders, and the team with specific and impactful production tactics
  • Predict and identify roadblocks, proactively establishing meetings or integration points between teams to address and resolve them.
  • Coordinate with key collaborators to align on key deliverables by territory, including subtitled and dubbed languages, release dates and corresponding material due dates, and delivery of final materials.
  • Establish processes to track master release timelines, materials delivery, and approvals dates across multiple territories.
  • Collaborate closely with Japan based approvals team to facilitate timely delivery of approvals requests and ensure clear communication between the approvals team and key internal partners.
  • Identify project timelines, milestones, and owners - leading execution against key objectives.

Key Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as an interactive producer or digital project management experience
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary creative and technical team
  • Experience confidently facilitating and actively engaging with digital project management processes, approaches, and tactics
  • Strong attention to detail in an environment that requires extensive multi-tasking and multiple work flows
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Knowledge of and a passion for entertainment, anime, and pop culture is a plus


  • Competitive salary
  • “Use What You Need” time away from work policy
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Support program for new parents
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

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Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

Our Company Values

You’ll see these in action if we’re lucky enough to have you:

  • Courage - When we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.
  • Curiosity - We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.
  • Service - We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.
  • Kaizen - We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Ellation

ABOUT US We are lucky to love what we do; bringing great content to passionate audiences on the platforms that matter. We operate at the intersection of technology and media and are redefining the next wave of media interaction and consumption. We are product, design, engineering, marketing and content people looking to bring communities together, build sustainable business models for content creators and use technology to increase engagement and access to content globally. We are builders. We are fans. We are innovators. We are Ellation.

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