Legal & Business Affairs
Universal Studio Group
Director, Business Affairs will primarily be responsible for negotiating scripted development, series, writer/producer and other talent related agreements on behalf of Universal Studio Group in connection with scripted programming, including, but not limited to, negotiations related to the following: third-party script development agreements; license agreements; international co-production agreements; writer/producer, performer and other talent deals; co-productions; product integrations; first look and term deals; music and digital media. This individual will report to the SVP, Business Affairs.
Handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for development and current programming for projects intended to be exhibited on broadcast, cable, and SVOD networks.
Interface and coordinate with the following departments:
programming, production, ad sales, legal, labor, promotions, public relations, finance, music, distribution, marketing, network operations, affiliate relations, NBC and its affiliated cable platforms, Peacock and digital media.
Negotiate script development, series licensing, production, first look, overall, writer/producer, performer and other talent deals in connection with the development and series production of scripted programming for Universal Television, including third-party transactions.
Review budgets, pay schedules, and other financial data associated with the development and production of such programming.
Draft short-form deal memos, reviewing agreements for accuracy of terms negotiated and coordinating the processing of invoices based on required contractual obligations of payment authorizations.
Draft documents including long form agreements performer agreements, amendments, and notices.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in television transactional matters
- Juris Doctorate (JD), Bar Admission
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
- Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
- Must have work authorization to work in the United States
- Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
- Prior experience negotiating development and series related agreements (i.e., license agreements, co-production and talent agreements) for scripted and alternative television programming.
- Strong and effective negotiating skills and excellent drafting skills.
- Detailed oriented and demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Demonstrated experience and willingness to perform at a high level as a team player.
- Working knowledge of the SAG, WGA and DGA basic agreements and the AFTRA Code.
- Network experience a plus.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work well in a fast-paced in-house environment.
- Good overall business judgment and self-confidence.
- Superior organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize work.
- Demonstrated ability to execute and follow-through.
- Demonstrated initiative; self-starter and accountable.
- Demonstrated ability to assume greater responsibility as circumstances dictate
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