• Lead Business Affairs Manager - EU

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 1 day ago(1 day ago)
    Job ID
    Amazon Instant Video Limited
  • Job Description

    We are looking for a business affairs executive to add to Amazon Studios’ scripted television group. This role will also provide dealmaking services across all of the adult and kids scripted and unscripted series deals.

    The business affairs executive will own the negotiation of writer, producer, cast, production company and other related deals and will work closely with Studio 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 Amazon Studios team including Creative, Production, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Legal, as well as Amazon executives outside of Amazon Studios.

    A comprehensive working knowledge of EU television industry agreements, guild regulations), 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.

    For context, at a traditional television network or studio, this role might be titled "Vice President or Executive Director, Business Affairs."

    This role will be located in London, England and will report to the Head of Television Business Affairs.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science and Law Degree/Qualified Solicitor
    • A thorough understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices with multiple years in entertainment deal making, representing or working for a major scripted production company, studio or network

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Deep 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 even in ambiguous situations

    Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.
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