Global reach, local expertise.
eOne works with premier partners to bring epic stories to life on the big screen. Led by Steve Bertram, the team works with some of the most recognized industry partners including The Mark Gordon Company, Amblin Partners and Sierra Pictures to develop, acquire, produce, finance and sell some of the globe’s best films for audiences on all platforms.
The Head of Business & Legal Affairs will take the lead in the Distribution business within the UK Film Group of Entertainment One (“eOne”) with a particular emphasis on the distribution process of the feature film projects on the eOne UK Film division slate. The role will include senior level negotiating, structuring, drafting and commenting on sales and distribution documentation across all areas of the business as well as liaising with the other eOne business groups (such as local distribution, sourcing and finance) where required. The role will be fully accountable for all UK distribution deals and manage the Paralegal in the team.
The role requires senior industry experience, confidence in negotiating with key industry players including lending institutions, completion guarantors, studios, producers and distributors, and an ability to deal with sophisticated documentation, frequently to short deadlines, across multiple jurisdictions and projects with minimal support.
The Head of Business & Legal Affairs will report to the EVP BLA Distribution in London (“EVP Distribution”) and should be able to work independently and with supervision.
Excellent commercial skills are as important as first rate legal knowledge.
The Head of Business & Legal Affairs for UK distribution will have a wide and varied remit covering all aspects of the UK business (some in conjunction with other Business & Legal Affairs executives) and will need to be able to turn their mind to a wide variety of tasks. Key responsibilities include:
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
To be considered for this position you must provide evidence that you have the right to work in the UK.