Integrated Production | Atlanta

Business Affairs Manager

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Job description.


Position: Business Affairs Manager

Department: Integrated Production 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Producers and Account teams with accurate estimates for talent session fees, residuals, and all other talent related production costs
  • Conduct top line trademark/IP searches for proposed taglines, branding, design, etc.
  • Draft/review/negotiate and manage talent contracts and releases
  • Track talent usage expirations and renegotiate/reinstate talent agreements
  • Report traffic instructions to talent paymaster for talent residual payments
  • Partner with Senior Managers, production leads and legal counsel to resolve any liability issues within assigned production, creating viable and workable solutions
  • Create production award documents including production agreements, insurance coverage and talent mandatories
  • Review scripts and creative concepts for possible third-party clearances, licensing, intellectual property concerns and provide watch outs
  • Issue purchase orders, facilitate invoice approvals, payments and job actualization
  • Work with Producers, Account Management and Finance to reconcile jobs for final billing
  • Negotiate and execute music artist & publishing licenses

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • At least 5 years of experience in Business Affairs at a creative agency/digital shop and/or  television/film production.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, organized and thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment with tight deadlines
  • Should have exceptional communication skills, attention to detail, patience and great overall attitude
  • Must have a strong understanding and knowledge of SAG-AFTRA guidelines, requirements, agreements and negotiations
  • Proven track record with negotiating talent contracts for both overscale talent and low budget digital waivers
  • Must have a strong ability and passion for educating and mentoring all levels of employees on matters related to Business Affairs
  • Experience with risk assessments in connection with productions and contract concerns
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of reviewing and negotiating vendor terms and conditions, production agreements and insurance coverage