Business Affairs Executive
Amazon StudiosCulver City, CA
Full Time Job
Business Affairs Executive - LATAM / Argentina
We are looking for a Business Affairs Executive to add to the Amazon Studios team for Latam. This role will be located in the Culver City headquarters.
The Business Affairs Executive will provide deal-making services primarily for the Spanish-language Latam originals team.
The Business Affairs Executive will own the negotiation of writer, producer, cast, production company and other related deals and will work closely with the Argentina and broader Latam creative team and the Amazon Studios legal affairs team to assist in finalizing agreements and dealing with production issues as they arise. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys and be able to efficiently communicate status and tradeoffs with other members of the Amazon Studios team including Creative, Production, Marketing, Finance, and Legal, as well as Amazon executives outside of Amazon Studios.
A comprehensive working knowledge of television and film industry agreements, any applicable local guild regulations, contract law and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry) is required, along with excellent negotiation, communication (written and verbal in both Spanish and English), and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate autonomously 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 strategic thinking and risk analysis.
For context, at a traditional television network or studio, this role might be titled ''Vice President or Executive Director, Business Affairs''.
• 6 years experience working for a production company, studio, or television network
• 6 years experience in negotiating deals in entertainment
• Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science degree OR equivalent experience
• Experience in the entertainment industry customs and practices in Argentina and other Latam markets
• Fluent in Spanish and English