Studio Relations Manager

Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 1098 screens at 90 locations in 17 states. Offering amenities such as our popular DreamLounger electric recliners, UltraScreen DLX screens featuring massive screens, Dolby Atmos Multi-Dimensional Immersive Sound, in theater dining, Zaffiros Restaurants, and Take Five Lounges - Marcus Theatres is an industry leader.

Position Details

Studio Relations Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Studio Relations Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Marcus Theatres’ film studio partners in order to optimize marketing campaigns for the studios’ films. Theywill establish relationships with key studio exhibitor relations representatives and internal departments to plan and support key promotional activities/events and augment studio release efforts.

This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Studio Relations.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with filmstudios. Optimize opportunities for collaboration and partnership with Marcus Theatres on marketing the studios’ films;
  • Acts as the main point-of-contact for studio involvement in Marcus Theatres marketing efforts, including in-theatre promotions, events, sweepstakes, and screenings;
  • Pitches ideas to studio partners to collaboratively market films with Marcus Theatres; Works with studios to ensure creative and campaign alignment;
  • Prepares marketing strategies in advance of the release of key movies in order to enhance the films’ performance and the company’s market share;
  • Manages film marketing campaigns to ensure necessary tasks are completed and deadlines are hit;
  • Partners with other members of the marketing team and other internal departments to ensure key films are effectively marketed via all available channels, including social media and digital;
  • Collaborates with field leaders to ensure films are marketed effectively at the theatre level; Engages with third-party vendors to support company and studio marketing efforts, when necessary;
  • Uses established KPIs to assess the success of film marketing campaigns;
  • Provides comprehensive reports for analyzing the effectiveness of film marketing campaigns for key stakeholders;
  • Assists the film department in developing organic and seasonal content series. Manages campaign planning and material creation to create awareness and attendance;
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing & Studio Relations.

*The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

Job Requirements:

  • Five to seven (5-7) years of related marketing, partner management, and project management experience;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Experience creating and executing engaging marketing campaigns;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with partners, corporate staff, and field leaders;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of current marketing concepts, strategies and best practices, including legal policies, with an understanding of traditional marketing channels
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work on a team;
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines;
  • Can thrive in a fast-paced environment and open to additional assignments as needed;
  • Has strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel, with the ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets;
  • Ability to travel occasionally and work in office environments and in the field, as needed;

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to stand, and/or walk occasionally. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Work is performed in an office environment. The noise level is usually low to moderate with an occasional loud environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential function.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field


Marcus Theatres is an equal opportunity employer.We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture.We are committed to non-discrimination in our hiring and employment practices in accordance with all applicable laws.

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