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Director, Contract Administration

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 962091BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted May 01, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

Director, Contract Administration will be responsible for supporting ABC Signature with administering contractual obligations in connection with talent contracts, analyzing deal terms, confirming payment obligations and overseeing payment set-ups for above-the-line talent in connection pilot/series production, supervising the tracking and distribution of agreements/documents.


  • Monitor/track production orders and production schedules; analyze and interpret payment obligations in talent contracts, set up payment instructions
  • Consult with Creative/Current/Business Affairs executives and show producers to track start dates and end dates for writers/producers
  • Administer episodic director agreements and DGA deal memos, consult with BA Execs and Production Executives in connection with determining director start dates/work periods and monitor receipt of timely script delivery notifications for DGA requirements
  • Consult regularly with Line Producers, Production Executives and Production Finance in connection with series production issues and payments
  • Coordinate and correspond with Business Affairs, Creative Affairs, Finance, and Legal departments regarding contract administration issues
  • Handle instructions regarding payments for pension and health for directors, writers, producers and monitor Motion Picture Pension and Health forms and payments
  • Collaborate with Labor Relations Executives regarding research and manage WGA/DGA audit/claim payments
  • Develop, recommend and coordinate the implementation of new administrative procedures, as needed, working closely and efficiently with Business Affairs and Production Finance
  • Provide leadership and direction to direct reports
  • Ability to discuss complicated and/or delicate issues both internally and with reps while exercising sensitivity and discretion
  • Assist labor and legal departments with guild audits

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience at a major television/motion picture studio
  • Live within commutable distance to Burbank, CA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Time management/prioritization of deadlines
  • Team player/positive attitude/motivational
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to multi-task and juggle heavy work load
  • Comfort with change and ambiguity/flexibility
  • Professional demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • Strategic thinking
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe and database systems such as Salesforce

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in analysis of television contracts for writers, producers, directors, actors, casting directors and rights
  • Knowledge of WGA and DGA union agreements
  • Strong time management/problem resolution skills
  • Effective coaching and feedback skills
  • Management experience a plus

Preferred Education

BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

About General Entertainment Content:

The General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Riverside Television Services, LLC, which is part of a business we call General Entertainment Content.

Riverside Television Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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