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Vice President of Business Affairs - AF4078

A key senior role at a successful distributor requiring significant experience in the acquisition of feature films & TV programmes.

The COMPANY


Our client is a renowned international distributor with an extensive slate of television programmes, feature films and digital content.


The ROLE


You will provide a high level of legal, financial and distribution support to the company in order to facilitate the smooth running of their overall business affairs.


Key Responsibilities –


  • Draft and negotiate heads of terms, acquisition and distribution agreements for feature films and TV series
  • Manage NOAs and all other documentation relating to financial closings
  • Liaise with and instruct collections team in terms of invoicing and collections, and instruct external counsel as and when agreed
  • Manage existing deals and key dates and recoupment issues
  • Be the point of contact for external legal advisors, financiers, producers and distributors
  • Acquire titles for the UK distribution label
 

The CANDIDATE


You will have significant experience as a qualified solicitor in England in Wales, or as a lawyer in the United States practicing in the film & television industry.


You’ll have extensive proven experience in independent film (essential) and TV (preferable) financing, production and distribution, and will be a highly competent manager and communicator with a driven and exceptionally organised work ethic.


Lastly you’ll be able to work flexibly as the job involves travel to the US, and able to work autonomously, having the commercial skills to make decisions using your own initiative.

 

The REWARDS


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

 

What to EXPECT 


  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.


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