Entertainment One

  • Director, Business Affairs - Family & Brands

    Job Locations UK-LDN-London
    Posted Date 3 days ago(2/17/2020 11:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kid’s TV content. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig and superhero hit PJ Masks. Alongside these popular television properties, eOne Family & Brands’ portfolio also boasts acclaimed kids content including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong and Cupcake & Dino: General Services.  


    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division has recently launched its newest property, Ricky Zoom, a brand-new animated pre-school TV series from the producers of PJ Masks.


    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands over 200 employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and São Paolo. It is part of the wider Entertainment One Group, a leading international entertainment company with film, TV and music operations across the world. The Entertainment One is a Hasbro company, and has over 1,300 employees worldwide, with offices in LA, Toronto, London, New York, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.

    Position Summary

    The Business Affairs Director will draft and negotiate a variety of intellectual property licence agreements and will focus on UK and international television and digital exploitation for some of the world’s best loved pre-school brands. 


    • Drafting television and digital exploitation licences with broadcasters and streaming platforms across the world
    • Drafting dubbing agreements and dubbing access letters
    • Business partnering with our sales teams, assisting on the negotiation of commercial deal points and leading on legal points
    • Advising our sales teams on IP and legal risks to ensure that our licensing agreements meet our corporate objectives
    • Working closely with the finance team to ensure a transparent flow of information to enable strong financial planning

    Key Competencies

    • UK (or similar, e.g. Australian or NZ) qualified lawyer, ideally with 3-5 years PQE
    • Excellent and proven drafting skills (including free drafting)
    • Experience in the field of intellectual property law
    • Experience in intellectual property licensing law as well as television and digital exploitation
    • Ability to deal with 50-100 matters at any given time
    • Able to look after their own workload, competently track status of every matter including adopting existing system and reporting into management on a regular basis
    • Able where required to work under pressure to tight deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good negotiation techniques and an ability to handle commercial as well as legal negotiations if necessary, with supervision plus the ability to close deals

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified personsTo be considered for this position you must provide evidence that you/be able to demonstrate that you have the right to work in UK.