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Vice President Business Affairs International Studios

Company name

NBC Universal, Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Nov 26,2018

Posted on

Jul 31,2018

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Universal City, CA
Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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Vice President, Business Affairs, International Studios
The candidate will negotiate script development, talent hold, first look and rights agreements for scripted pilot/series, mini-series, and provide expert global scripted original production insight for our international partners (e.g., global residual concerns, multi-territory guild and union matters, market-to-market production variations, etc.). Will negotiate U.S. above-the-line talent to render services for global scripted productions. Oversee day-to-day business affairs for original scripted pilots and current scripted programming, including managing talent, legal and financial issues and coordinate with the relevant departments. Resolve intercompany issues with our various international joint ventures and affiliated studios, and work closely with business and legal affairs units for affiliated companies such as Carnival (UK), Lark (Canada), Working Title Television (UK), Matchbox (Australia), Heyday Productions (UK), etc. Review budgets and other financial data associated with the development and production of aforesaid programming. Draft short-form deal memos, reviewing agreements for accuracy of terms negotiated and coordinating the processing of invoices based on required contractual obligations. Advise senior executives on strategic and complex deal structures as well as proactively identify and advise on business and legal risks and opportunities. Liaise with senior business leaders to understand territory-to-territory business objectives, strategic goals and focus areas for the company. Should have 10+ years of experience working in transactional entertainment law with 6+ years of experience in scripted television business affairs in a studio environment. Juris Doctor (JD) required and active membership in the California State Bar preferred. Proven experience negotiating original scripted development and series related agreements with multiple stakeholders for broadcast and/or cable scripted programming desired. Strong knowledge of the SAG-AFTRA, WGA and DGA basic agreements, and familiarity with foreign production and guild and union requirements.

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Hiring Coordinator
NBC Universal, Inc.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Fax: 818-866-1430

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