Full Time Job

Business Affairs Executive, IMDB TV

Amazon Studios

Culver City, CA 11-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job summary
We are looking for a business affairs executive to add to the business affairs team for IMDb TV. This role will also provide dealmaking services across all of the scripted and unscripted series deals.

Key job responsibilities
The business affairs executive will own the negotiation of writer, producer, cast, production company, underlying rights and other related deals and will work closely with IMDb TV legal affairs to assist in finalizing agreements and dealing with production issues as they arise. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys and be able to efficiently communicate status and tradeoffs with other members of the IMDb TV team including Creative, Production, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Legal, as well as Amazon executives outside of IMDb TV.

A comprehensive working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, #839), contract law and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry) is required, along with excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

Must be able to manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate autonomously within corporate parameters, and remain cool and levelheaded in pressurized situations. A successful candidate is expected to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in this department and across the studio, build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under time-sensitive conditions and generate client satisfaction through strategic thinking and risk analysis.

• 6+ years experience working for a production company, studio, or television network
• 6+ years experience in negotiating deals in entertainment
• Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science and JD or JD/MBA
• Experience with the entertainment industry, customs, and practices

• Understanding of media business models
• Ability to understand and devise new business models
• Deep interest in technology and innovation
• You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and getting things done, and demonstrate sound judgment and ability to make independent decisions even in ambiguous situations.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1p5ky-52-23-219-12-42 in your application.