Entertainment One

Director, Production Finance

Job Locations US-CA-Beverly Hills
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2018 6:24 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Production
Type
Permanent Full-Time

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (“eOne”) is a publicly-traded global entertainment company.  eOne’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

 

Based in Toronto, Canada, eOne was founded in 1973 as retail music distributor Records on Wheels. By 2003 the company had expanded into film, television and family content production and distribution. The company became a constituent of the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 250 Index in 2013.

 

Entertainment One’s robust network now includes the film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Filmed Entertainment; the newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company, Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency, Secret Location.

 

With offices across North America, Latin America, the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia, the company has an expansive global footprint of original development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of must-have entertainment content.

www.entertainmentone.com

Position Summary

The Director, Production Finance will work in collaboration with business affairs, development, production, finance and tax planning teams to determine and make recommendations on optimal deal structures. You will work on a per project basis to maximize production financing, meet the creative requirements and support negotiations with talent and business partners.

Responsibilities

  • Research and provide comprehensive information and recommendations in association with global production incentives
  • Break down production budgets, as necessary, to calculate applicable tax incentives in varying jurisdictions
  • Where a third-party tax incentives administrator is utilized, act as point person to oversee the services and vet the estimates and process for accuracy and ensure efficiency
  • Review production cashflows for accuracy
  • Coordinate weekly production funding with Producers and eOne finance during pre-prep prior to close of bank financing
  • Work with producers and production accountants to ensure appropriate delegated approvals and authorities
  • Prepare bank package submissions and coordinate documents and the process for bank loan closings
  • Review bank deal calculations including set up fees, bank legal fees and interest calculations for completeness and accuracy based on negotiated terms
  • Review weekly costs report to ensure production stays on budget and identify any issues
  • Review outstanding production deposits (payroll, guilds, accommodation etc.) and insurance claims with production accountants to ensure they are repaid on a timely basis and do not negatively affect production cashflow
  • Prepare and file tax incentive applications or certification applications where applicable
  • Review credits to ensure compliance with production financing agreements and government agency requirements
  • Work with producers and third-party administrators to ensure tax credit audits and claims are completed and filed on a timely basis in all jurisdictions

Key Competencies

  • Minimum 3 -5 years in production financing related positions in feature film
  • Production financing experience in Television an asset
  • University or college degree
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a deadline oriented environment
  • Self-starter with confidence and analytical skill
  • Proficiency in all MS office, especially excel
  • Excellent written communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

 

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.