Full Time Job

Business Affairs Manager


Universal City, CA 07-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Purpose:
Manager, Business Affairs will be primarily responsible for negotiating script development, series, writer/producer and other talent related agreements on behalf of Universal Studios Group in connection with scripted and non-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 a VP, Business Affairs.

Essential Responsibilities:
• 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 and non-scripted programming for USG, 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

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 2 years of experience in transaction or entertainment matters
• Juris Doctorate (JD), Bar Admission
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

Eligibility Requirements:
• 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

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• 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
• 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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0wq5m-3-239-118-166-42 in your application.