Business Affairs Executive

Hulu - Santa Monica, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. We’re looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It’s a mission that takes some serious smart, intense curiosity and determination to be the best. Come be part of the team that’s powering play.

SUMMARY
Hulu’s Business Affairs team is seeking a Business Affairs Executive who will be an exceptional addition to our growing team. As a member of the Business Affairs team, you will negotiate all manner of deals for Hulu’s growing slate of Original productions. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and proven negotiator with a passion for television and technology.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Responsible for the negotiation of complex deals and drafting of terms sheets related to Hulu Originals, including scripted pilot/series, international co-productions, documentaries, specials, ancillary content, etc.
Partner with the Hulu legal team on drafting contracts and other issues related to IP matters, unions and guilds, etc.
Act as a business liaison between the company’s Content executives and the creative community (i.e., talent agencies, studios and production companies).
Rigorously analyze deal structures and advise on strategy, costs, talent relations and other information relating to the development, production, and licensing of Original productions.
Provide general business counsel in a rapidly changing business and tech environment.
WHAT TO BRING
7+ years overall legal experience (at least 5 years doing television Business Affairs). The ideal candidate is likely currently at Director or Vice President, Business Affairs level at a major studio or network
J.D. degree from a top tier law school and at least 2 years practicing at a nationally-recognized law firm (or comparable in-house media, legal affairs experience.)
Superior analytical & strategic ability; proven negotiation and drafting skills.
Extensive knowledge of television/SVOD transactions including network licensing, development and talent deals, rights/chain-of-title, production costs, contingent compensation structures, and agency package structures.
Established, strong relationships within the TV/new media industry.
A strong ability to apply knowledge and business judgement to make independent decisions in a high-volume, fast paced environment.
High degree of aptitude at drafting and interpreting complex talent, co-production, licensing agreements, etc.
Passion for collaborating across various internal teams, curiosity, and willingness to take initiative.
NICE-TO-HAVES
An understanding of production tax incentives and international co-production opportunities.
High degree of knowledge of key provisions of the entertainment industry unions and guilds.
Experience with third-party independent financing arrangements, intercreditor agreements, and completion bond structures.
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