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Disney ABC Television Group VP - Business Affairs, Disney Channels Worldwide in Burbank, California

DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE, A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT, SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE TO JOIN ITS BUSINESS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AS A VICE-PRESIDENT.

Responsibilities :

  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting, and managing transactions to engage above-the-line talent (writers, producers, directors, and performers), and below-the-line departments heads (line producers, casting directors, etc.), and to acquire underlying rights for the development, and production of original content for the worldwide DCWW and Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney +.

  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting, and managing transactions to acquire and distribute content from 3rd parties and by way of co-productions worldwide.

  • Maintain budgetary oversight of productions in partnership with Production and Finance executives to ensure that the creative vision for productions is accomplished within appropriate legal, financial and business guidelines.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other lines of business at The Walt Disney Company to build franchises based on our original movies and series.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 10+ years experience as a business affairs executive handling scripted programming, ideally at a major US television studio, SVOD platform, or US television network.

  • Must possess an ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment, together with a positive attitude and commitment to learning and excellence.

  • Superior analytical and writing skills and ability, together with strong business and financial acumen.

  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Proven track record as a skilled negotiator and deal-closer while holding to the highest degree of honesty and integrity.

  • Superior communication skills; ability to explain complex legal and business issues with clarity and simplicity to non-lawyers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of law firm experience

  • California Bar membership

  • Prior employment at a major US law firm

  • Graduate of a top US law school

Required Education :

  • JD

Job ID: 622194BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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