CBS Corporation Manager, Business Affairs in West Hollywood, California
Manager, Business Affairs
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Showtime
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
The individual in this position will draft agreements for Showtime’s original programs as more fully set forth below. The individual initially will not have primary responsibility for development projects and on air original programming, but will support the Business Affairs VP and SVPs on their projects as well as miscellaneous work for the EVP, Business Affairs. The individual will be responsible for managing a high volume of projects and other production related projects, as assigned.
Support the team on development projects, primarily by drafting agreements for any deals made for rights, writers, producers, directors and actors in connection with the development and production of Original Programming. The individual must be able to synthesize complex deal points and reduce them to clear, effective contract language. An ability to anticipate the practical implication for production and marketing of provisions requested by talent representatives is important, as is the ability to interact seamlessly with and obtain input from executives in the creative, production, business affairs administration and finance departments.
Assist with on-going productions, including clearance, above-the-line labor issues, actor test options and writing staff deals, COAs and COEs.
Assist with rights inquiries, quitclaims, marketing inquiries and gathering information for other departments.
The individual is responsible for knowing company legal policy on a significant number of different transactions and determining whether accommodating talent asks would violate policy.
The individual must be able to determine which accommodations require further input from the VP, Senior VPs or the EVP. The individual must be a good judge of the relative urgency of myriad production and clearance issues
Must have a minimum of two years experience (and preferably with experience in television legal affairs).
JD is required.
Legal Knowledge: A strong background in contract law, intellectual property law, tort law, media law and constitutional first amendment law.
Industry Knowledge: Applicant must have a good understanding of the television industry, with a focus on premium television. Familiarity with different forms of exhibition and licensing in the digital arena is desired.
Personal Skills: Strong drafting skills. Strong management and communication skills. Ability to interact with senior management.
Decision-making: Must be able to utilize knowledge and experience to exercise sound business judgment and make independent decisions
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, SMILF, THE CHI, KIDDING, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA and BLACK MONDAY. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at  www.showtime.com and  www.showtimeanytime.com.
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