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SVP, Business Affairs The candidate will focus primarily on transactions to produce, distribute and acquire motion pictures for company. Will work closely with senior business and finance executives worldwide to structure, negotiate, document and administer production, co-production, finance and license agreements for motion picture productions. Negotiate agreements for all facets of motion picture development production, distribution, including license agreements, above-the-line agreements, option and literary purchase agreements, production services agreements, contingent compensation definitions, and distribution license agreements. Review draft agreements of same. Provide counsel to creative and business development executives regarding terms of deals being negotiated. Advise finance and marketing teams regarding brand approvals, product placement and other license requirements. Research and prepare necessary background information for litigation preparation. Coordinate with in-house and outside legal teams to research and answer inquiries regarding contracts, privacy rights, copyright laws, international subsidies and tax credits, script clearances, guild requirements, and other legal matters. Work closely with creative production, physical production, labor, post production, marketing & music to facilitate production and distribution of films. Structure joint venture, co-production, output and co-venture agreements as appropriate. Supervise in-house and outside counsel, paralegal and clerical subordinates in the performance of legal-related tasks. Work closely with business development and finance to prepare financial models for films.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited institution. Must have 10+ years of experience in entertainment law (transactional) and preferably with motion picture and television production, finance and acquisitions experience. Some level of experience with production financing/co-financing, international markets and practical knowledge of the industry (including production and licensing) is required. Must have excellent negotiating skills. Knowledge of interactive software market/entertainment industry is needed.
Ref. #: JR17-10991
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