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Viacom Inc Vice President, Business Affairs, Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California

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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We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At Viacom, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

ID 2019-12474

Company Paramount Pictures