Business Affairs Executive, Amazon Studios

amazon (Tokyo, 日本) 10日前
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Job summary
Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television?
Amazon Studios is the original movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is our role to produce original content for Amazon’s Prime Video customers.
We are looking for a business affairs executive to add to Amazon Studios’ original film and television group. This role will also support our services across all scripted and unscripted deals in Japan. The role will be based in Tokyo and report to the Head of Business Affairs, Japan.
The ideal candidate is first and foremost a problem solver. Solutions are not obvious, stakeholders have different interests, and the pathway forward in each market is unique. The successful candidate and will have a demonstrated ability to effectively interact with agents, managers, and outside attorneys, and be able to efficiently communicate potential solutions and manage expectations with other members of the Amazon Studios team including Creative, Production, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Tax and Legal, as well as Amazon executives outside of Amazon Studios.
Significant experience negotiating original content development (e.g., original scripts, book options, underlying rights, overalls, etc.) and production matters (e.g., actor, writer, director, producer, production company agreements, etc.) is critical to this role. A comprehensive working knowledge of international film and television industry business models, development and production methodologies is necessary. Further this candidate should be capable of addressing multi-territory guild regulations, contract and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry), along with excellent drafting, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
Key job responsibilities
This business affairs executive must be able to manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate within corporate parameters, and remain cool and levelheaded in pressurized situations. A successful candidate is expected to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in this department and across the studio, build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under time-sensitive conditions and generate client satisfaction through clear thinking and risk analysis.
About the team
The Business Affairs team represents the commercial negotiating arm of Amazon Studios, and is comprised of thinkers that enjoy the challenge of finding creative solutions in an evolving VOD marketplace. We are the Amazon representatives that interact directly with third party studios and talent, and are focused on translating market expectations and Amazon's global vision. To do this, we are empathetic, and check our assumptions continuously.

Business Affairs Executive, Amazon Studios

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