HEAD OF LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS, FILM SALES

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Salary: Negotiable

HEAD OF LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS

INDEPENDENT FILM SALES / PRODUCTION

CENTRAL LONDON

Our client is one of the leading international sales agents of high-end independent film, representing some of the world's leading auteurs. As a well-established business, they cover all aspects of development, finance, packaging, marketing, PR, production and distribution of high calibre films throughout their life cycles.

The Legal and Business Affairs team work with distributors and producers across a broad range of commercial and legal work. This includes advising on a complete range of matters relating to film distribution and day to day management of all legal and business aspects of that side of the business.

Key Responsibilities

The role covers both the sales and production sides of the business and includes:

* Negotiating sales agency agreements, interparty finance agreements, collection account management agreements, development finance agreements, writer, director and actor agreements;
* drafting co-production agreements and investment agreements;
* considering chain of title, copyright and defamation issues, together with music rights;
* managing financial closings;
* management of the business affairs team;
* assisting with delivery related issues;
* advising producers on their obligations to US talent guilds;
* liaising with colleagues on the sales, marketing and launch strategies for each film;
* assisting with clarifying and maintaining library titles;
* attending Berlin and Cannes film festivals to meet with financiers, producers and distributors; and
* advising on potential and actual litigation.

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to work for a collaborative, fun and harmonious film business, which has an inclusive and respectful culture.

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