Entertainment One

  • Manager, Royalties - UK & Germany, Film & TV

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 4:44 AM)
    # of Openings
    Fixed Term Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.


    Headed up by Mark Gordon, President & Chief Content Officer, Film & Television and Steve Bertram, President, Film & Television Entertainment One’s robust Film & Television content network includes MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83. eOne works with premier partners to develop, acquire, produce, finance and sell some of the globe’s best films and TV series for audiences on all platforms.

    Position Summary

    Leading the royalty team and taking ownership of all UK Film royalty related issues, tasks and projects.

    This role is offered as a 12 month fixed term contract.


    • Development and maintenance of the team’s asset management system (currently the Excel based Royalty Model, moving to the in-house Producer Reporting System in 2019):
      • Setting up newly commercially exploited film and TV assets within the system, ensuring correct fees, licensor info, reporting regularity etc are loaded.
      • Loading UK sales and costs data on a quarterly basis, ensuring accuracy of the data and reconciling to the general ledger.
      • Loading overseas at-source sales and costs data.
      • Calculating and loading TV and SVOD cash receipts within the quarter.
      • Undertaking financial adjustments and loading into the Royalty Model.
    • Taking ownership of both Shamrock and Caspian bespoke royalty reporting.  Ensuring the draft reports are provided to VP within 30 days of month close.
    • Taking ownership of The Walking Dead bespoke monthly royalty reporting.  Ensuring the draft reports are provided to key finance personnel within 5 days of month close.
    • Checking the workings on royalty reports prepared by the royalty assistant before senior management approval is sought.
    • To maintain a royalty reporting timetable which is distributed to all relevant internal customers to ensure that all milestones are hit during the quarterly processing period.
    • To provide quarterly overage information for accurate Royalty cash forecasting.
    • Ad hoc commercial input to improve contracts including acting as advisor to Legal / Acquisitions during contract negotiations 
    • Licensor audit liaison and management.
    • Line Management of Royalty Assistant ensuring:
      • All outgoing quarterly, semi-annual and annual royalty reporting is distributed accurately and on time.
      • All licensor invoices for balances in overage are processed into the payments system in a timely manner.
      • All incoming intercompany reporting is received and invoiced within month of receipt.
      • All manual royalty reports are updated on a quarterly basis and reconciled to the general ledger.
      • All outgoing emails are prepared in advance of the royalty distribution.
      • All the data held within the Royalty Team’s Master List is updated and maintained accurately (closing balances, invoices received, change of contact details etc).
      • All documents are provided to senior management for approval prior to the distribution date and to tenaciously chase approval to avoid late reporting.

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills at all levels, including with non-finance staff.
    • Leadership skills including experience in managing and motivating a team.
    • Ability to disseminate ideas and information.
    • Positive and flexible attitude to work.
    • Persuasion and negotiation.
    • Highly organised.
    • Highly analytical.
    • Diligence and attention to detail.
    • PC and systems literate, especially MS Excel (intermediate to advanced level).
    • Deadline focussed.
    • Able to assess current systems and develop and improve on these.
    • High level of initiative.
    • Experience in a similar role with at least 2 years’ experience.

    In this role you are also required to:
    • To work in harmony with the organisations vision and values
    • To work in a collaborative and entrepreneurial manner to support and drive income generation
    • To attend and undertake regular supervisions and annual performance appraisals
    • To manage and undertake training / professional development as necessary
    • To work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and communicating effectively with all
    • To encourage and support innovation throughout the organisation
    • To work in the most resource efficient and effective manner
    • To act as an ambassador for the organisation


    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/be able to demonstrate that you have the right to work in the UK