Overview and Responsibilities
The SVP, Business Affairs will lead all business affairs efforts for Paramount’s Television division. This will include negotiating, structuring and drafting various types of deals and agreements typical in the television industry.
Draft, negotiate and review for execution a variety of above and below-the-line agreements for feature animations including; development deals, writers, voice actors, producers, directors and consultants
In connection to feature animation, draft rights acquisition, co-productions, and production services agreements (PSA’s)
Handle guild related matters and local 839 union agreements
Draft and distribute memos summarizing talent approvals, consultations and rights for feature animated production
Advise and interface with production, accounting, finance, labor and employment, marketing, promotions, consumer products, insurance, tax, distribution, trademark, and clearance teams on motion picture related matters.
Draft and distribute memos summarizing talent approvals, consultations and rights for motion pictures.
Supervise credits process for motion pictures to ensure compliance with studio precedent, contract and guild requirements.
Review and analyze chain of title and prepare chain of title memos for motion pictures.
Review scripts and programming for clearances and potential legal risks
Provide advice and prepare documentation with respect to related trademark, copyright, corporate, antitrust, tax and labor matters in coordination with other Paramount departments and legal counsel
Provide counsel to senior executives regarding issues relating to the international theatrical distribution and marketing of motion pictures
Maintain awareness and understanding of the latest development in the law and technology as they relate to the development, production and distribution content
Member in good standing of California Bar and JD from accredited law school
8+ years of relevant experience in a Television, motion picture studio, production company, network or law firm. 5+ animation industry experience
Experience with the animation guild- local 839
Superior drafting, negotiation, communication and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities and work under deadline.
Transactional experience. Experience drafting and negotiating animation, live action, television, and/or other entertainment contracts a plus.
Ability to build interdepartmental relationships at all levels.