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Director Business Affairs- Scripted Development

Company: AMC Networks Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description


The Director of Business Affairs will be responsible for negotiating and closing television development and production agreements on behalf of the studio and affiliated networks/platforms (e.g., AMC Network, AMC+, BBC America, Sundance, etc.), in connection with both scripted and unscripted projects. Such negotiations include deals for intellectual property (e.g., comic books, novels, podcasts), writers, producers, directors, and actors (e.g., test options), as well as co-productions, production services agreements and licenses with other studios. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for managing business affairs issues for TV series in production, either scripted or unscripted/reality.


  • Structuring and negotiating television deals with agents, attorneys and other business affairs executives
  • Drafting and/or reviewing agreements and deal memos
  • Advising internal teams on deal terms & structure, guild issues, market conditions, and negotiating strategies
  • Interfacing with multiple internal departments, including creative, production, finance, PR and marketing
  • Solving business and legal problems that arise during the TV development and production process

    QUALIFICATIONS (Required & Preferred)
    • Juris Doctorate (JD)
    • Minimum 2 years' experience at a major law firm focusing on transactional practice areas
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in TV legal and/or business affairs at a television studio or network
    • Expertise in the SAG-AFTRA, WGA and DGA agreements and issues
    • CA or NY Bar admission
    • Experience negotiating and structuring scripted and unscripted television deals
    • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
    • Self-starter, with a strong sense of responsibility and ability to execute
    • Capable of handling a large volume of deals and issues
    • Able to work well in a fast-paced environment
    • Team player
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

      The Company is committed to policy of nondiscrimination in its employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, alienage, citizenship, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: AMC Networks Inc., Santa Monica , Director Business Affairs- Scripted Development, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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