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Dir Business Affairs - TV Studio

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 04-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Dir Business Affairs - TV Studio

SPE is looking for a Director of Business Affairs to join the US TV studio. Reporting to an SVP of Business Affairs, the Director is responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements with writers, producers, performers, directors, television networks, co-production entities and other television-related personnel and service providers on behalf of Sony Pictures Television and its related companies. Productions include scripted network, streaming, linear, and first-run syndicated television programming as well as animation and daytime programming.

The Dir also works with Creative, Production, Finance and Legal Affairs departments to provide information, business advice and consultation services on a regular basis.

Core responsibilities:
• Negotiate and draft development and production deals for above the line agreements for scripted (live action, animated), unscripted (alternative, game shows, syndication) and daytime programming for distribution on all television and new media licensees/platforms.
• Support development through production on all pilot/series and long form projects, including drafting and some negotiation on ATL deals (pilot directors, line producers, test options, casting directors, staffing, executive producers, etc.).
• Draft and some negotiation of overall deals, first look agreements, rights agreements (books, articles, podcasts, etc.).
• Negotiate script packages, license and co-production agreements, production services agreements, negative pick up agreements, and acquisition agreements.
• Interface on a day-to-day basis with various internal groups (creative, production, finance, marketing/publicity, contract administration, talent, etc.) and production personnel as needed
• Advise on any BA-related matters (including guild/union issues, integrations, consumer products) both with internal clients and outside production companies regarding pilots, specials, and series etc. for the studio
• Analyze, review, and interpret contracts; provide thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues; review budgets and other financial information.

• 3 to 5 years of experience in Business and/or Legal Affairs or as an entertainment attorney
• Strong drafting, negotiation, and organizational skills; experience drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts for domestic development and production deals for television series
• Familiarity with production clearance issues and ability to handle copyright and trademark matters
• Working familiarity with distribution-related and/or acquisition agreements
• Excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees
• JD required

The anticipated base salary for this position is $115.5K to $154.5K. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

USA - Culver City - Studio Lot - CA01

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj1991-3-227-251-94-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $115,500 to $154,500 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.