• Vice President, Business Affairs, Paramount Pictures

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for negotiating and structuring complex development, production, distribution, rights acquisition, and other agreements for Paramount Motion Picture Business Affairs.


    • Negotiate and structure deals in all phases of development and production and other facets of the motion picture business, including above-the-line talent (actor, writer, director, producer, etc.), first-look, underlying rights option and acquisition, and co-production deals, for live action and animated motion pictures.
    • Collaborate and consult with, advise, and guide senior management, producers, and other motion picture departments (including Creative, Production, Marketing, and Legal Affairs).
    • Review project budgets, financial projections, and other financial documents.
    • Help inform and implement business policies and best practices in the purview of the Business Affairs Department.
    • Manage other general motion picture business affairs functions as needed.
    • Maintain awareness of recent developments in the law, technology, and industry trends as they relate to the development, production, and distribution of content.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 10 years at a major entertainment law firm, studio motion picture legal affairs or business affairs department, or comparable aggregate experience.
    • Film experience is a must.
    • Excellent negotiation skills.
    • Must be self-starter and resourceful.
    • Ability to work in partnership with other departments and divisions of the company and to contribute to a collaborative work environment.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Deftness in managing and progressing multiple projects and priorities.
    • Time management and performance under deadlines and other time pressures.

    Additional Qualifications

    • JD degree is strongly preferred.
    • Assuming you have a JD, must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California (or another state).
    • Outstanding academic credentials.


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