Filmmaker Services Manager

August 17th, 2021
Filmmaker Services Manager

Filmmaker Services Manager

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture

Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit media organization based in New York City.  For over 45 years, we have been championing the diverse world of women and women-identified filmmakers and their stories. We are one of the leading advocates for “women making movies,” and we proudly support producers and directors from the beginning, planting the seeds for a diverse and inclusive filmmaking landscape. As the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, we amplify historically ignored voices and challenge the mainstream media.  WMM-supported films and filmmakers have been recognized at Sundance, the Emmys, the Peabody Awards, and the Academy Awards.

WMM is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, it’s part of our DNA.  We were founded on a mission of expanding the industry to provide opportunities to underserved populations, and we have always supported the films of women from all communities. The notable filmmakers we work with represent the full spectrum of voices and we proudly believe that amplifying a diverse slate of female-identified voices through impactful media is the key to changing the world.

WMM is in a period of growth and transition, and we are in the process of reorganizing and adding new staff positions. Now is a great time to join our team – you can contribute directly to our exciting, expanding organization, and play a direct role in helping women from every corner of society tell stories that impact us all. If you are someone who thrives in an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and you believe in the power of elevating the messages of women – all women – then we encourage you to join our team.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE: Manager, Filmmaker Services  

The Filmmaker Services Manager   is part of our Senior Management team and reports directly to the Executive Director.  They are in charge of our key program which assists filmmakers: our Production Assistance Program which supports emerging and established women filmmakers from concept to completion with a tailored suite of professional development services, nonprofit tax-exempt status through fiscal sponsorship, consultations, on-line resources, and webinars and networking events. 

The Filmmaker Services Manager is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the program including administration and general outreach.  Specific duties include consultation with producers on production management; budgeting and fundraising; developing, scheduling and promoting webinars on production and the independent film industry, and working with the Executive Director on long range plans and development for the program.  The Manager also works with our distribution staff and represents the organization to the NYC community as well as regional and national film festivals, conferences and industry events.  This position supervises a Sr. Program Coordinator, consultant(s) and interns.

The Filmmaker Services Manager is a full-time, salaried, Director-track position. Women Make Movies is currently working remotely with plans to work in a hybrid environment within the next few months.


 ·      Minimum of 4-6 years of progressive, management-level responsibility in film industry or arts related organization.    

·      Experience with or knowledge of film production, raising money for film production, and proposal writing for government, foundation, and corporate sources


·      Excellent multitasking, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team; 


·      Flexibility, professionalism, and a positive attitude;

·      Strong writing skills;

·      Commitment to feminism;


·      Enthusiasm, a passion for WMM, and a sense of humor are a plus.



 Women Make Movies prides itself on its generous benefits plans, which include:

·      Outstanding medical and dental coverage


·      Long term disability 


·      Lucrative retirement plan (with matching and employer contributions, starting after 2 years, and increasing with tenure to up to 15%)


·      Excellent vacation and paid holiday offering


·      Meaningful work at an organization that is elevating the voices of underserved communities

Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, LGBTQI, differently abled and older women to apply. 



 4-year degree



Please email resume with cover letter noting relevant experience and salary requirements to [email protected].    NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please indicate “Filmmaker Services Program Manager” in the subject line.



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