Director, Business Affairs
Structures and negotiates complex business deals, typically where precedent has been set, for assigned clients.
Negotiates or participates in negotiating deal terms and documents agreements for both scripted and unscripted programs.
Ensures that affected internal functions and external parties understand and receive deal terms.
Monitors deal terms for compliance.
Reviews and approves applicable budgets.
Reviews and approves production, marketing and publicity materials related to deals.
Coordinate with legal department on matters related to the development and production of scripted and unscripted programs.
Reviews and coordinates the approval of applicable budgets.
Negotiates on-air talent agreements pertaining to individuals featured in programming.
Manages production company and/or Executive Producer agreements.
Evaluation of copyright and other intellectual property issued to ensure legal compliance.
Reviews the title, E & O, and credits issues in addition to other general troubleshooting on assigned projects.
Helps influence and advise network executives on all matters pertaining to deal structure and business models.
Cultivate and maintain key entertainment industry relationships with talent agents, production companies/producers, entertainment lawyers and talent management.
5-7 years of experience in entertainment business affairs or comparable transactional practice.
B.S. or B.A. Degree / Graduate Degree (J.D. or M.B.A.) required
Understanding of network and streaming deals including production company, executive producer, talent, third party licensing agreements and media terminology.
Familiarity with guild and union rules/procedures.