Film Buyer

Alamo Drafthouse | Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas - Austin, TX3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $61,000 a year
The new Film Buyers main function is to book theatres under the direction of the Senior Director of First Run Strategy and the Senior Vice President Film/Content Buying Licensing. The person in this role will be responsible for booking a group of theaters, but will also work with the entire department to craft the full release plan for each movie.

This position requires an exceedingly high level of organization, negotiating skills, an eye for detail and excellent time management including adhering to deadlines. The right person for this position will need to be a clear and efficient communicator. Analyzing business prospects for each movie from multiple sources is a key function. They will be responsible for establishing and maintaining crucial relationships with our studio partners.

Create and maintain booking strategy for theater group
Develop business prognosis for each movie in each location
Book and confirm all content with distributors and other key Alamo departments
Develop necessary relationships with distributors
Adhere to rigid weekly schedule of communication and deadlines.
Confirm by EOD Tuesday that all publicly displayed booking information is accurate and in compliance
Become fluent with Alamo booking system
Confirm that all bookings are accurate with each distributor, including smaller companies with limited play
Communicate all information to all relevant departments, specifically Marketing, Operations and Culinary?


Theater experience a plus
Strong negotiating skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent time management skills
Attention to detail
Expected workweek of 40 hours; higher volume seasons may result in increased hours

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Brand: Alamo Drafthouse
Address: 612A E. 6th Street Austin, TX - 78701
Property Description: MainCo - Austin, TX
Property Number: QEO