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Legal and Business Affairs Manager

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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Jobid 23768-384450

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 36659BR

**Job Title** Legal and Business Affairs Manager

**Business Segment** International

**Sub-Business** International Studios

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal International Studios is headed by Michael Edelstein, President, and headquartered in London. The division’s mandate is to identify and collaborate with cutting edge creative talent around the world to produce high-quality scripted and unscripted drama, comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment programmes.

International Studios has significantly expanded its stable of production companies via acquisition and strategic partnerships, and works with a range of leading and award-winning producers and production companies to develop programmes that appeal to local and global audiences.

International Studios’ UK-based production companies include: Carnival, maker of The Last Kingdom for BBC2 and creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama sensation Downton Abbey, one of the UK’s biggest TV exports of all time; Monkey Kingdom, which specialises in entertainment programmes and produces the hit UK reality series Made in Chelsea; Chocolate Media, a factual/entertainment production company; Lucky Giant, a comedy label and maker of the forthcoming series Quacks for the BBC; and Working Title Television, a joint venture with Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, producer of shows such as London Spy for the BBC and You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky.

International Studios announced the founding of Heyday Television in 2015, a joint venture with award winning film producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, Paddington) which is intended to produce premium, long-form scripted programming for both UK and US markets.

International Studios has a first look deal with Hardy Son & Baker (led by Tom Hardy, an international film actor, and his producing partner, Dean Baker) and owns Tellycopter, a research and development resource that sits alongside its production companies.

Outside the UK, NBCUniversal International Studios owns Australia-based Matchbox Pictures, producers of critically-acclaimed drama series The Slap, and co-owns LARK Productions in Canada, producer of long-running procedural Motive and Real Housewives of Vancouver.

International Studios also operates NBCUniversal Formats – a global format sales team which represents the international rights to a broad slate of programming, including reality, lifestyle, entertainment and scripted shows produced by NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Style, Syfy, G4, Carnival, Chocolate, LARK, Lucky Giant, Matchbox, and Monkey Kingdom. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United Kingdom

**State** - -

**City** London


The role requires a high energy, reliable and pro-active team member to support the Head of Business and Business Affairs Executive. This position will join 2 lawyers and a co-ordinator in the Business team.

Experience in commercial environments is imperative, with a natural aptitude for the interactivity between the creative, commercial and corporate worlds. Responsibilities will include involvement in development and production of scripted television programming, covering all aspects including:

• negotiating deals with key personnel in the UK and internationally, in the development and production fields, such as writers, authors, development producers, directors, actors, composers and producers

• handling issues relating to rights clearance, IP infringement and compliance

• assisting in the preparation of broadcaster, co-production and tax incentive deals

• negotiating and drafting ancillary deals relating to scripted productions including the exploitation of digital media rights, publication rights, merchandising and licensing rights, soundtrack album rights and any related sponsorship arrangements

• liaising internally with teams in our sister studios and distribution businesses, as well as with creative and production personnel within Carnival

• presenting, organising and reporting in respect of all of the above, for internal and external purposes, with proficient skills in document management and all standard IT skills including Word and Excel


The role requires someone who:

• inspires trust in others and is solutions-orientated, able to translate intricate deals into the day to day production environment

• has emotional intelligence and professionalism and is genuinely approachable, understanding, communicative and dynamic

• is highly organised, fast and efficient - presents clearly and gets to the point

• has a multi-disciplinary approach, can join the dots and is able to work with a diverse team production and development teams through professional advisers, marketeers, HR, PR, distribution, tax and finance

• autonomous and readily assumes responsibility - is self-motivated and a natural multi-tasker

• enjoys solving commercial and corporate problems - learns quickly and has clarity of thought

• committed/dedicated to the team and will always go the extra mile

• is able to self-manage and also to operate in a supportive team environment, instinctively feeding in to the improvement of the team’s systems, templates and processes where applicable

The candidate must be able to demonstrate as much of the above through their CV (both in respect of professional path and extra curricular achievements) and in interview

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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