VP, Legal & Business Affairs - Studios is highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with a strong track record of successful project execution with the ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced, diverse environment. You are a strategic thinker, expert in scripted and unscripted legal affairs in film, television and audio series and love when you really arrive at insights that solve challenges and close deals. Youâ??ll drive the global legal and business affairs function of VICE Studios inclusive of the following responsibilities:
The overall management of business affairs for VICE Studios, both scripted and unscripted film, audio and television projects at VICE.
Driving and securing the best deals possible to help achieve the creative and commercial objectives of the business.
Presenting a â??best in classâ? Vice Studios business affairs function to the outside world.
Ensuring effective communication with the development, acquisition, production, finance, post-production and distribution teams.
Overseeing and lead the Studios business affairs to ensure smooth processes, best practice, legal compliance and maximized returns.
Managing the production legal and business affairs process across Vice Studios.
Structuring and negotiating development, production, co-production, distribution, financing, deficit and tax incentive deals for Studios productions.
Preparation and optimization of financial plans and recoupment schedules.
Advising on applicable aspects of guild/talent union contracts.
Working to ensure ancillary exploitation and branding opportunities are maximized.
Presenting, organizing 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.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSÂ Â
Admitted in NY (and authorized in CA) or CA attorneyÂ with 7 - 10 yearsâ?? combined experience as a practicing entertainment attorney at a law firm and in-house, with extensive industry relationships with agents, talent, networks and producers.
Expert drafting and negotiating skills in scripted and unscripted development, financing, acquisition, distribution and production agreements on a global platform.
Experience with major film and television guilds.
Possess excellent negotiating, drafting, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, prioritizing and time management skills in a high-volume environment, and proven ability to lead negotiations with agencies, networks, platforms and other industry partners.
Highly motivated, effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution and the ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced, diverse corporate environment.
Ability to build strong internal client relationships at all levels of the business, and effectively advise clients under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround and firm decision-making.
Superior communication, organization, and negotiation skills.
Strong problem-solving skills, analytical orientation, and an ability to structure an issue and analyze alternative solutions.
Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, collaborative environment.