The Walt Disney Company Vice President - Business Affairs in Burbank, California

DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE, A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT, SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE TO JOIN ITS BUSINESS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AS A VICE-PRESIDENT.

Responsibilities :

  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting, and managing transactions to engage above-the-line talent (writers, producers, directors, and performers), and below-the-line departments heads (line producers, casting directors, etc.), and to acquire underlying rights for the development, and production of original content for the worldwide DCWW and Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service (“DTC”).

  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting, and managing transactions to acquire and distribute content from 3rd parties and by way of co-productions worldwide.

  • Maintain budgetary oversight of productions in partnership with Production and Finance executives to ensure that the creative vision for productions is accomplished within appropriate legal, financial and business guidelines.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other lines of business at The Walt Disney Company to build franchises based on our original movies and series.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Significant experience as a business affairs executive handling scripted programming, ideally at a major US television studio, SVOD platform, or US television network.

  • Must possess an ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented nvironment, together with a positive attitude and commitment to learning and excellence.

  • Superior analytical and writing skills and ability, together with strong business and financial acumen.

  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Proven track record as a skilled negotiator and deal-closer while holding to the highest degree of honesty and integrity.

  • Superior communication skills; ability to explain complex legal and business issues with clarity and simplicity to non-lawyers.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • California Bar membership

  • Prior employment at a major US law firm

  • Graduate of a top US law school

  • Will also possess a great sense of humor and/or have fascinating outside interests!

Required Education :

JD

Job ID: 560759BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks