Full Time Job

Associate, Production Finance - Features Development


Los Angeles, CA 06-18-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Development Associate will be responsible for managing above-the-line development payments, activity on films in research & development, and providing studio tracking and analysis. You should have a strong focus on organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be quick-thinking, adaptable to change, able to juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time, is self-motivated, and highly competent in union and guild production payroll. You must have the ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight time-frames in a fast-paced environment. This role will work closely with the Netflix Business, Legal and Production Finance teams, in addition to Labor Relations, Content Acquisition and the show accountants.

• Proactively review and evaluate the contractual ​financial ​obligations of agreements and deal memos for above-the-line talent ​ (Actors, Writers, Producers, Non-Writing Producers, Directors, Line Producers and Casting Directors)​
• Prepare time cards and payment schedules for above-the-line talent and facilitate timely and accurate payments through payroll companies, Netflix Studios, and​/or​ the individual show accountants
• Create and maintain​ complete organization of payments​ within a cloud-based document management system
• Liaise with productions regarding delivery of key documentation to ensure payments are made in a timely fashion
• Maintain the tracking of film development spend and commitments in tandem with studio finance and other cross-functional teams for quarter-end reporting
• Act as internal ​and external ​point-of-contact​ for all payment related questions
• Ensure above-the-line payroll start paperwork is received, complete​ and accurate
• Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise
• Assist in researching​, developing​ and testing​ new technologies that provide the next generation of ​contract administration and ​production finance tools and determine how and when to best incorporate into the production accounting workflow

• Candidates must have experience in production payroll, business affairs, legal or contract administration at a major studio
• Solid understanding of the payroll process and above-the-line union labor agreements (DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA)
• Ability to ​read and ​understand ​legal contracts ​and articulate issues using​ creative, production or financial context.

Due to the nature and scope of this role, we will need to run a background check on you prior to starting with us.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw77m2-35-172-136-29-42 in your application.