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Analyst, Distribution Planning & Analysis

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10080236 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Platform Distribution Date posted Mar. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

Analyst, Distribution Planning and Analysis

This person will provide distribution planning and analysis support for content sales to Canada and for TWDC’s direct-to-consumer services worldwide.


Support Canada deal analysis and post-sale deal management for linear, AVOD, SVOD, channel deals:

  • Support TWDC’s Content Sales team, Business Operations, Legal, Finance and Accounting in all licenses of TWDC content to linear, AVOD and SVOD clients, both pre-sale and post-sale. 

  • Provide accurate and timely availability of all content (long form feature films, Disney+ originals, episodic content, promos, bonus, interstitials, etc.), respecting complex rights holdbacks and restrictions stemming from existing licenses, underlying rights and/or music issues, various MVPD restrictions, first-party channel programming priorities and availability of assets.

  • Prepare deal and negotiation summaries for senior executive decision support.

  • Administer and manage all such deals in the rights management system (Rightsline); manage all post-entry workstreams, e.g., draft and send notices (start dates, new seasons, etc.), license fee calculations, preparing invoice backups, asset delivery, etc.

  • Track deal options, MFNs, and expirations.

Support management of TWDC’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) services:

  • Provide accurate and timely availability of all content (long form feature films, DTC originals, episodic content, promos, bonus, interstitials, etc.) for our DTC services, respecting complex holdbacks and restrictions stemming from existing licenses, underlying rights and/or music issues, various MVPD/BDU restrictions, and availability of assets.

  • Assist in the development of global and regional content windows and guidelines, coordinating between DTC and Content Sales teams, and enter and maintain such guidelines, by territory, in Disney Platform Distribution’s rights management system (Rightsline).

  • Provide critical rights management support for DTC territory launches, new features, and emerging business models.

Strategic Projects

  • Create analysis and presentation materials in response to ad hoc senior executive and client requests that may include new distribution strategies, sales reporting for audits and finance, market trends and best practices.

  • Assist legal with guild and participation audits.

  • Liaise with asset delivery teams and business operations on servicing issues.

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • At least 1 year of experience in the media & entertainment industry

  • Deep experience with financial modeling, complex financial analysis, advanced Excel skills and experience with analyzing large amounts of data

  • Some experience in basic contractual drafting, interpretation, and analysis

  • PowerPoint proficient.

  • Proven track record in effectively managing and building strong relationships with a broad array of stakeholders


The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $72,505 - $93,830 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Platform Distribution:

Disney Platform Distribution manages all third-party media sales efforts for distribution; affiliate-related business operations for all of the Company's direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks; and content sales agreements for Disney Entertainment and ESPN.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Content Sales LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Platform Distribution.

Disney Content Sales LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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