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VP, Business Affairs


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title VP, Business Affairs

Jobid 23768-381698

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36120BR

**Job Title** VP, Business Affairs

**Business Segment** Cable Entertainment

**Sub-Business** Cable Ent Business Affairs

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Role Purpose:

The VP, Business Affairs will be primarily responsible for negotiating development and production deals on behalf of E! and Wilshire Studios, in connection with both unscripted and scripted programming. Negotiations will include, but not be limited to, the following: talent, production companies, producers, writers, underlying rights, license agreements, co-productions, digital media, etc. This individual will report to the SVP, Business Affairs.


+ Handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for projects in development as well as current programming.

+ Negotiate development, licensing and production deals in connection with the development and series production of unscripted and scripted programming for E! and Wilshire Studios .

+ Review budgets and other financial data associated with the development and production of such programming.

+ Draft short-form deal memos and review longform agreements for accuracy of terms negotiated.

+ Interface and coordinate with the following departments: creative, production, casting, legal, promotions, public relations, finance, music, distribution, marketing, business development and digital media.


Basic Qualifications:

+ Minimum 7 years professional experience at a major law firm or media company.

+ Juris Doctorate (JD)

+ Bar Admission

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and ExcelAdditional Job Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ Minimum 5 years relevant experience negotiating television development/production deals in a business and/or legal affairs department at a media company and/or entertainment legal practice strongly preferred.

+ Prior experience negotiating between studio and network a plus.

+ Working knowledge of WGA, SAG, AFTRA and DGA rules a plus.

+ Strong professional relationships with talent representatives and business/legal affairs executives.

+ Strong and effective negotiating skills.

+ Good business judgment and confidence.

+ Excellent drafting and analytical skills.

+ Excellent attention to detail.

+ Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline intensive in-house environment.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with a range of personalities and styles and establish productive relationships at all levels of the organization.

+ Excellent team player who can work closely with other negotiators in the department.

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

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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