Stage Manager - Cinelease

Date: Jun 2, 2023

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 56090

Founded in 1965, Herc Rentals is one of the leading equipment rental suppliers in North America with trailing twelve month total revenues of nearly $2.7 billion as of September 30, 2022. Herc Rentals’ parent company, known as Herc Holdings Inc., listed on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 2016, under the symbol “HRI.” Herc Rentals serves customers through approximately 350 locations and has approximately 6,600 employees in North America.


We serve a diverse group of customers in a wide array of industries. We support professional con-tractors in construction and remediation. Our industrial customers include large industrial plants, refineries and petrochemical operations, automotive and aerospace manufacturers. We support government and infrastructure projects at the municipal, state and federal level. And, we continue to expand our services for customers in commercial and retail, healthcare, hospitality, recreation, and entertainment and special events.


Short Description

CINELEASE, INC., the entertainment industry’s leader in lighting and grip equipment rentals servicing production companies throughout the US, owned by our publicly held Parent Company HERC Rentals, is seeking a Stage Manager at I-25 Studios in Albuquerque, NM.  

Company Description

Cinelease is the largest independent motion picture equipment rental house in the USA, with our company headquarters in Los Angeles and multiple branch locations throughout the country. Cinelease has serviced thousands of feature film and television productions with premier lighting and grip equipment and has built its reputation with over 40 years of exceptional service to the studios and independent production companies.    

The primary focus of a Stage Manager will be to act as the liaison between Studio Operations and Production and is responsible for professional management of Studio facility. Must be proactive, have a working knowledge of production departments, and establish and maintain working relationship with production crew. Problem solving and multi-tasking issues that involve Operations, Production, Facilities, Security and Safety are overseen by the Stage Manager. Stage Managers oversee production requests, vendor’s services, stage technical use, stage and facility logistics, facility use and a variety of clerical duties.



  • Provide excellent public relations and customer service skills as liaison of studio status with studio staff and multiple productions to maintain a quality of service and establish credible working relationships with all production departments, vendors, and tenants
  • Report well-informed information to immediate supervisor on studio activity, problems/potential problems identified, results of efforts, and recommendations for corrections
  • Monitor and maintain a Daily Stage Status report of stage/mill use by production and studio departments
  • Participate in walkthrough inspection of pre and postproduction stage and facilities
  • Participate in stage and studio property production tech scouts
  • Knowledge and experience using production terminology in various production departments
  • Provide guidance on stage process for load in/load out and shooting/pre-light processes
  • Coordinate stage power access and use with Construction and Rigging Electric/Electric departments, conduct safety checks and create power ticket for billing purposes
  • Coordinate HVAC system & red-light bell system
  • Coordinate with Production departments on use of stage, grid loads, stage floor loads and anchoring
  • Coordinate with Production SPFX on Fire Marshall Fire Codes and State Liquid Propane Inspectors on inspections, permits, tests, use, and schedules
  • Coordinate handling, usage and storage of explosives per Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and Fire Marshall’s regulation
  • Coordinate hazardous waste and waste management container deliveries, pick-ups, set-up placement, weekly inspection sheet and PO’s
  • Coordinate handling, usage, and storage of liquid propane gas per state regulation
  • Coordinate container and mobile office buildings deliveries, pick-ups, placement documentation
  • Participate in project management of stage needs with studio facilities department
  • Coordinate all office furniture moving for carpet cleaning, requests, needs and changes
  • Assume basic duties for facilities department after hours
  • Coordinate with Studio Operations, productions and Security for traffic control and parking
  • Coordinate briefing with Security Supervisor daily on studio daily activity, concerns, corrections, changes, and special requests
  • Coordinate daily approvals and security notification for Gate access guest lists for Productions and Vendors
  • Review Security Daily Activity Reports, Stage Hot Lock Logs, Studio activity and Schedules
  • Coordinate with Security in case of emergencies, assists as the liaison to First Responders
  • Will obtain and maintain training certifications - Ariel and Forklift, OSHA, Hazmat, FSA, and First Responder 
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office for tracking, billing, creating forms and Microsoft Outlook to send, receive and respond to emails

Professional Experience

3-5 Years’ Experience in the Film/Production Industry


Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


Herc Rentals is an equal opportunity employer

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