Legal & Business Affairs
Universal Studio Group
Director, Business Affairs will be primarily responsible for negotiating script development, series, writer/producer and other talent related agreements on behalf of Universal Television 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; music and digital media. This individual will report to the SVP, Business Affairs.
Handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for current programming on air on broadcast, cable, and SVOD networks.
Interface and coordinate with the following departments:
programming, production, ad sales, legal, promotions, public relations, finance, music, distribution, marketing, network operations, affiliate relations, NBC.com and digital media.
Negotiate script development, series licensing, production, 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 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.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in transaction or entertainment 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).
- 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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