Job Title:  Director, TV Production, Budgeting & Estimating

Department:  Production & Development

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

Lionsgate is currently seeking to hire a talented individual for a newly created Director, TV Production Budgeting & Estimating skilled in creating and vetting budgets.


  • Partner with TV Production to refine existing and establish new accounting practices to be leveraged and upheld in the field
  • Collaborate with field Production Accountants to ensure Lionsgate accounting practices are clearly communicated and accurately practiced
  • Serve as a point of contact for all field Production Accountants as it pertains to all Lionsgate’s accounting practices, Budgeting & Cost Reporting, providing expertise
  • In partnership with the VP, Controller, ensure field Production Accountants adhere to Lionsgate budgeting and estimating practices, ensuring that budgets & Cost Reports are forecasted accurately 
  • Support Production compliance audits requests as needed 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Television production accounting for 1 hour and 1/2 hour shows shot across the US especially in Tax incentive locations (good to have international experience) 
  • In depth understanding of film and television industry Budgeting & accounting and finance practices
  • Knowledge and experience with union/guild agreements
  • Knowledge of state and international tax incentive laws and credits
  • Extensive knowledge of budgeting series/pilots

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Business Unit Overview

Lionsgate Television
Lionsgate Television is one of the foremost third-party suppliers of premium scripted series to streaming, broadcast and cable platforms alike while also serving as a prolific supplier of premium content to Starz. Drawing upon its production partnerships with many of the top content creators, it supplies dozens of scripted series to more than 20 different network partners. With a reputation for creating “brand-defining” shows for a diverse range of platforms, Lionsgate Television has produced and distributed the iconic long-running series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history, the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Nashville, Dear White People and many others while continuing to develop strong slates of acclaimed new series. Lionsgate also operates a robust in-house unscripted television business partnering with a diverse array of linear and streaming platforms. Lionsgate television series have garnered 238 Emmy® nominations, 38 Emmys®, 66 Golden Globe® nominations and nine Golden Globe® wins.
The Lionsgate Television Group collaborates closely with the Company’s other television businesses, including Debmar-Mercury, a leading producer and syndicator of evergreen game and talk shows, Pilgrim Media, one of the top producers of unscripted series, and 3 Arts Entertainment, a leading talent management and production company that has become a major television production partner and a source of top talent for all of the Company’s businesses. The Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group licenses the Company’s feature film and television slates, 17,000-title film and television library, one of the largest in the world, and Starz’s original programming slate to nearly every major OTT and linear platform through a global network of deep customer relationships.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$150,000 - $180,000

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles