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Executive Director, Business Affairs

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011762 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Television Date posted Apr. 16, 2021

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

20th Television

Twentieth Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Executive Director, Business Affairs, 20th Television

20th TELEVISION, A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT, SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE TO JOIN ITS BUSINESS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting and managing of the studio’s transactions to engage above-the-line talent (writers, producers, directors and actors), acquire underlying rights, and license the studio’s content on all broadcast, basic and pay cable, and on-demand platforms. 
  • Partner with relevant internal executives (especially creative and production teams) to support the on-going production of current series over both Disney-owned and third party platforms.
  • Establishing and maintaining client relationships with regular, effective and timely communications concerning deal negotiation and business strategy.
  • Collaborating with Legal Affairs to get long-form agreements signed on a timely basis.
  • Interfacing with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) in connection with the exploitation of studio content to ensure optimal windowing of studio content globally. 
  • Working with contracts administration team on tracking of contractual options for properties and talent, payments, and deal summaries.
  • Following “best practices” and contributing towards improving deal parameters, deal memo templates, and departmental processes and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience as a business affairs executive for a US television studio or network.
  • Proven track record as a skilled negotiator and deal-maker, with strong drafting abilities, exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law.
  • Ability to work independently within a team-oriented environment and have a commitment to learning and excellence.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated track record of holding to the highest degree of honesty and integrity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CA bar membership

Required Education:

  •  JD

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About 20th Television:

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 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Television.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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, 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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