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SVP Business Affairs - CBS Media Ventures


Santa Monica, CA 02-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

CBS Media Ventures, the pre-eminent producer and distributor of major first-run television series including Entertainment Tonight, Judge Judy, Dr. Phil and Inside Edition, seeks a senior or mid-level business affairs executive. The position will be based in Santa Monica, CA and will report to the EVP, Business Affairs. Major responsibilities will include:
• Structure, negotiate, document, and manage agreements with talent and production companies for CMV's first-run series, development agreements, rights acquisitions and rights licenses
• Provide advice and counsel to senior CMV executives, executive producers, and other senior program executives on all business affairs matters and strategy
• Work closely with Labor Relations, Human Resources and other departments to manage union and/or guild issues or grievances and/or employment issues that may arise in connection with CMV distributed productions
• Direct outside counsel with respect to any litigation connected with the productions
• Supervise a junior Business Affairs attorney and paralegal
• Perform other general or special business and legal affairs matters as directed by the EVP and Legal

• JD Required, California Bar or California RIHC eligible
• Minimum of 7 years business affairs experience within the entertainment industry (law firm and production company a plus)
• Knowledge of current business affairs trends and guild/union agreements
• Superior communication, negotiation and drafting skills
• Extraordinary organizational, prioritization and time management skills
• Ability to execute multiple, high-priority projects with a keen attention to detail
• Professional and confident demeanor; excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy; and extremely flexible

FUNCTION: Business Affairs