Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Director, Business Affairs Job Description

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Director, business affairs provides business and legal services to creative executives, production department and show producers, preparation and negotiation of releases, voice talent agreements, chain-of-title memos, and other development and production–related matters.

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Work collaboratively with and advise DCE senior management and DCE/WB on business affairs matters
Perform other related duties and special projects, as required
This position will be expected to negotiate a deal from start to finish and evaluate, structure, negotiate and implement deals
Negotiates actor, writer, producer and director deals, development deals of all types with agents and entertainment attorneys
Serve as day to day business affairs executive on behalf of various Warner Bros
The primary function of the Associate Director is to provide proactive support to client teams by assisting teams in understanding and complying with agreement terms
Position requires an individual who is comfortable working mostly independently and can implement process, procedures, and policies while monitoring content programs projects
Additionally, the individual will evaluate risk for digital buys
Handle a heavy volume of correspondence and contract management
Lead weekly status meetings with client teams to review all legal matters for content programs

Director, Business Affairs Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Director, Business Affairs

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Education for Director, Business Affairs

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Employers hiring for the director, business affairs job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business/Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Management, Public Administration, Economics, Administration, Business/Management, Law

Skills for Director, Business Affairs

Desired skills for director, business affairs include:

Microsoft Word
Financial process and compliance requirements
Production and post-production industry
Report and letter format
SAG and non-union talent standards
DCE properties
Distribution and licensing functions/operations

Desired experience for director, business affairs includes:

Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Legal and/or Business Affairs
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Business Affairs in the television and/or digital media industry
Ability to strategize and think creatively
Minimum of two years entertainment experience, preferably at a studio
Television Business Affairs experience strongly preferred
Law firm experience is a plus

Director, Business Affairs Examples


Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of director, business affairs. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for director, business affairs
  • The Associate Director will be responsible for overseeing the Manager within the Business Affairs department
  • Access to capital for Veteran small businesses through Veteran-specific financial products / services
  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Refinement
  • Enhance Chase’s Veteran-specific distribution channels through internal and external mentorship and grant programs
  • Through mentorship, sponsorship and grant programs, make Veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners loan-ready
  • Develop internal and external public, private, and non-profit partnerships (e.g., Small Business Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, Institute for Veterans and Military Families) to collaboratively address the small business needs of Veterans
  • Partner with Supplier Diversity to enhance use of Veteran-owned small businesses at JPMC
  • Collaborate extensively with Global Philanthropy to identify strategic non-profit organizations that will enhance MVA’s small business goals (e.g., substantive tech and business mentoring for Veteran small business, grants to Veteran-owned small businesses)
  • This position will be expected to assist with, provide support for and/or directly handle the evaluating, structuring, negotiating and implementing of a wide range of agreements the ongoing supervision of those deals
  • Draft agreements for writers in connection with the production of Original Programming Turnaround and Quitclaim Agreements
Qualifications for director, business affairs
  • Strong understanding of how shows are financed
  • 2+ years of experience negotiating talent deals
  • 3-5 years of experience in Business and/or Legal Affairs
  • Familiarity with production clearance issues
  • Structuring and negotiating deals with key personnel in the UK and internationally, such as writers, authors, executive producers, development producers, directors, actors, composers, producers
  • Structuring and negotiating ancillary deals relating to scripted productions including the exploitation of digital media rights, publication rights, merchandising and licensing rights, soundtrack album rights and any related sponsorship arrangements

Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of director, business affairs. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for director, business affairs
  • Analysis and input of all contractual financial, production and guild information into RMS
  • Preparation of above-the-line budget breakdown forall series produced by Showtime
  • Ensures proposed marketing transactions are evaluated for their feasibility and appropriateness, alternatives have been considered, are structured to support program marketing objectives and increase transaction value/decrease risk, and have appropriate staffing and resources
  • Negotiates and prepares agreements for all facets of animation development, production and distribution, including network, cable and new media license agreements, above-the-line agreements, option and literary purchase agreements, production services agreements, studio facility agreements, assignments, releases, contingent compensation definitions, and other related agreements
  • Coordinates legal matters with other WB departments, including employment, labor, IP, litigation, music, , and advise creative executives and productions accordingly
  • Negotiate, track and manage deals for film, television, animation, direct to video, games, digital and merchandise
  • Assist with, provide support for and/or directly handle the evaluating, structuring, negotiating and implementing of a wide range of agreements the ongoing supervision of those deals
  • Partnering with internal GRA and Takeda cross-functional resources vendor/partner(s) to develop policies, processes and procedures regarding strategy, implementation plans, adoption methodologies and operational support
  • Accountable for ensuring strategies and expectations align with business and regulatory strategies to ensure best possible performance and outcomes for Takeda and GRA
  • Accountable for all activities associated with effectively building and maintaining external third party partner/vendor/outsourcing relationships and cross-functional team execution for GRA
Qualifications for director, business affairs
  • Liaising internally with teams in our sister studios and distribution businesses, with creative and production personnel within Carnival
  • Has emotional intelligence and professionalism and is genuinely approachable, understanding and dynamic
  • Inspires trust in others and is solutions-orientated, able to translate intricate deals into the day to day production environment
  • Has a multi-disciplinary approach, can join the dots and is able to work with a diverse team production and development teams through professional advisers, marketeers, HR, PR, distribution, tax and finance
  • Autonomous and readily assumes responsibility - is self-motivated and a natural multi-tasker
  • Is highly organised, fast and efficient - presents clearly and gets to the point

Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a director, business affairs. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for director, business affairs
  • Directs and manages regular communication concerns projects/activities to ensure key performance indicators are achieved and maintained
  • Lead and manage day-to-day business continuity activities and management for GRA, including audits and inspections and support for global labeling compliance activities (in partnership with Head of GRA Compliance)
  • Identify potential content partners
  • Help to structure and initiate negotiations for new deals with content creators, agents, publishers, other rights holders and business development partners
  • Coordinate closely with members of the Business Affairs department and other areas of Audible to maintain consistency in licensor communications
  • Be required to travel internationally
  • Providing direction and oversight to an assigned group of departmental Business Managers and/or Business Administrators within the college
  • Managing a complex array of funds including general funds, designated funds, endowments, research funds, grant funds
  • Providing college-level review and approval for fiscal transactions
  • Ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and policies
Qualifications for director, business affairs
  • Must be able to organize and schedule work effectively, work well under time constraints, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks
  • Suitable candidates will typically have 5 years of Business Affairs experience, with at least 3 years in the home entertainment space, including transactional digital business models (e.g., VOD and EST)
  • Law degree and a strong academic background
  • Minimum of 1 year management experience (desirable)
  • Strong knowledge of copyright law preferred
  • BA/BS degree & JD required

Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a director, business affairs. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, business affairs
  • Creating strategies to effectively use general funds resources for complex categories of college personnel including represented faculty, visiting faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student workers
  • Managing commitments and special funding allocations issued to assigned departments and/or faculty members
  • Serving as the College Business Office subject matter expert on an assigned group of processes, procedures and functions unique to the college
  • Providing training and guidance for department-level business staff including conducting/participating in business meetings on a regular basis
  • Working with the Executive Business Officer on the Performance Based Budgeting (PBB) process for the College, including participating in the forecasting process
  • Performing the annual Budget Formulation Process for assigned departments and funds
  • Functioning as a college-level resource for fiscal problem resolution and answering questions
  • Serves as advisor to the Student Advisory Committee on the University Budget (SACUB)
  • Support regional RA teams to help facilitate licensing, effective post-approval support for complaint handling/reporting, recalls, withdrawals, and notifications
  • Exercise high-level, independent decision-making with regard to expenditures, contractual agreements, procurement, and respond on behalf of the Director in budgetary matters to ensure minimal interruption in operations and services
Qualifications for director, business affairs
  • Experience with production development a plus
  • Must have working knowledge of intellectual property rights
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize under tight time constraints
  • Minimum of 7 years of hands-on experience with professional golf tournament operations, marketing, sales, and/or sports marketing required
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years of experience as an attorney, paralegal, contract administrator or other equivalent law firm/corporate legal/business affairs experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Minimum of three years experience in college athletics

Director, Business Affairs Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of director, business affairs. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for director, business affairs
  • Provide leadership for the School's business operations, accounting, accounts receivable, and financial support services functions
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director of MEOC
  • In-depth knowledge of federal and agency guidelines such as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • Ability to apply knowledge to the review and acceptance of sponsored agreements, and exercise signatory authority over outgoing proposals and sponsored program agreements
  • Knowledge of compliance regulations for the protection of human subjects in research
  • Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, Electronic Research Administration (such as Coeus), and other state and federal grant systems is desired as is a strong background working with standard business software applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within the Office of Research, other University offices, and representatives of funding agencies
  • Ability to work under pressure and readily adapt to change
  • Ability to work with budgets, legal documents and information technology systems in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Negotiate and work with HBO’s legal department to draft agreements related to the production of promotional content supporting HBO’s programming including, but not limited to, Master Production Agreements, contracts for design and production elements (including equipment rental, locations, soundstages and on-set productions), talent agreements (including writers, directors, voiceover announcers, on-camera actors and live hosts) and releases for interviewees
Qualifications for director, business affairs
  • 3 to 5 years of sports marketing asset property experience
  • Minimum of four to five years entertainment law experience, preferably at a studio or network
  • JD degree required, but this job is not a legal position
  • Must be time sensitive and able to timely complete the initiatives begun
  • Broad organizational awareness
  • Have 5+ years experience managing a vendor management office for a pharmaceutical/medical company

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