Director of Business Affairs

Chicago, IL, United States

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Havas Chicago Job Description Summary :

The Head of Business Affairs plays a key role in shaping the agency's relationships with key content partners. This role oversees deal structure and negotiation with production partners and IP holders, keeping deal flow moving as quickly as possible. This role is hands-on in the production process to ensure that all contracts, finances, legal and business affairs align for each production. The Head of Business Affairs combines production experience, strong business acumen, and creativity to help build the right infrastructure for the various paltofrms.  Job Description :

The Head of Business Affairs plays a key role in shaping the agency's relationships with key content partners. This role oversees deal structure and negotiation with production partners and IP holders, keeping deal flow moving as quickly as possible. This role is hands-on in the production process to ensure that all contracts, finances, legal and business affairs align for each production.

- Structures and negotiates entertainment agreements (including with filmmakers/writers/production companies, content funders, and content distributors (plus others to be determined!)) across digital media platforms.

- Utilizes extensive knowledge of traditional entertainment deals to help strategize deal structures in order to incentivize talent and be competitive in the marketplace.

- Strikes new relationship with a potential partners, interfacing with the business team and not just the lawyers.

- Works cross-functionally to ensure that the myriad deals in process are moving forward as fast as they could, devising creative solutions when apparent blockers arise.

- Advises and counsels on a variety of complex business and legal matters, including responsibility for, or key involvement in, developing and implementing policies, practices and strategic initiatives across production and content partnerships.

- Provides legal advice on potential risks and issues and propose responsive solutions. Where necessary, know what additional consultants or staff are needed to keep things moving quickly.

- Implements and refines contract-administration and document-management processes.

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Permanent Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

Posted 25 Days Ago

Full time

JR0018340

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