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Director - Business Affairs The candidate will be structuring, negotiating, documenting and managing of the studio’s transactions to engage above-the-line talent (writers, producers, directors and actors) and acquire underlying rights with respect to live action/animated scripted series/movies as well as licensed/co-produced scripted programming. Will be maintaining budgetary oversight of productions in partnership with Production and Finance executives to ensure that the creative vision for scripted productions is accomplished within appropriate legal, financial and business guidelines. Establishing and maintaining client relationships with regular, effective and timely communications concerning deal negotiation and business strategy. Collaborating with Legal Affairs to get longform agreements signed on a timely basis. Working with Contract Administration on tracking of contractual options for properties and talent, payments, and deal summaries. Following “best practices” and contribute toward improving deal parameters, deal memo templates, departmental process and procedures, as well as great ideas and creative problem solving on deals and projects. Must have 5+ years of experience as a studio legal affairs and/or business affairs executive handling scripted programming for a US television studio or US television network. Solid expertise with respect to guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law is required. Should have exceptional negotiating skills, strong drafting abilities, first class communication skills (written and verbal), and creative problem-solving abilities. Must have a four year degree and a JD degree. Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar. California Bar membership preferred.
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