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Sr Analyst, Rights & Commercial Affairs

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 935411BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 02, 2022

Job Summary:

Disney Platform Distribution is a business unit within Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) that manages all third-party media sales efforts for distribution, affiliate marketing and affiliate-related business operations for all of the Company's direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks; content sales agreements for General Entertainment, Studios and Sports; as well as global theatrical film distribution; management of Disney’s iconic El Capitan Theatre and the Disney Music Group.

Responsibilities:

This person will assist the Commercial Affairs team with first-party and third-party content distribution deal negotiations and track key deal terms across Disney Content Sales and Disney Direct-To-Consumer services, with a specific focus on international markets and business.
  • Support the Commercial Affairs, Sales, Legal and Deal Management teams with global content distribution deal negotiations for international regions/territories, intercompany licenses, and other international television and digital distribution businesses by market, as needed
  • Liaise frequently with international Sales, Sales Strategy and Sales Management teams on content licensing opportunities and rights renewals/inquiries, as well as ad hoc rights and content-related requests as needed
  • Coordinate approvals and consultations of third party licenses with key talent and production stakeholders
  • Support Commercial Affairs team in rights renewal discussions and extensions, as well as new and legacy distribution deals negotiated with third parties
  • Support Content Management team and Direct-To-Consumer team by assisting with preparing and tracking talent consultation & approvals, including editing, branding, promotion and marketing limitations with respect to international markets
  • Track standard language and positions with respect to corporate policies and international content licensing parameters (e.g., standard language for term-sheets and contracts, individual regional content utility allowances and parameters)
  • Track key deals and deal terms across international markets (e.g., rights grants, MFNs, usage rules, expirations, rights of first refusal, etc.)
  • Summarize legal agreements on an ad hoc basis for deal analysis team, Burbank senior management, audits, Finance and Commercial Affairs needs
  • Draft and redline term sheets and other legal agreements as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires strong interest and/or experience in international business, with specific focus on local or global content distribution, as well as familiarity with international broadcasters and digital content platforms/distributors. J.D. or paralegal certificate (or equivalent), and 1+ years of experience in legal and/or business affairs at a Major Studio, preferably in content distribution, a plus.
  • Experience negotiating content license agreements preferred.
  • Requires proven ability to work and collaborate across various functional divisions, as well as strong strategic thinking.
  • Experience developing and enforcing content licensing strategies and policies preferred. Prior experience with rights management databases preferred.
  • Prior experience with Rightsline and NetDocs preferred

Additional Information:

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About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Content Sales LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Content Sales 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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