Vice President, Business Affairs

Sony Pictures Entertainment   •  

Culver City, CA

Industry: Arts & Entertainment


5 - 7 years

Posted 394 days ago


  • Negotiating and drafting production agreements with writers, producers, performers, directors, television networks, co-production entities and other television-related personnel and service providers on behalf of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and its related companies. Productions include scripted and non-scripted network, cable and first-run syndicated television programming as well as daytime programming.
  • Also responsible for implementing and administering the business policies and procedures for SPT.
  • Works with Creative, Production, Finance and Legal Affairs departments to provide information, business advice and consultation services on a regular basis. Involved in analyzing business and legal issues related to productions, as well as reviewing budgets and otherfinancial information.


  • Candidates should have a JDdegree and substantial experience working in a television business affairs department, legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm.
  • Candidates should also have extensive experience negotiating and drafting television production agreements as well related experience with television business issues.
  • Experience with unscripted, reality and first-run syndication projects is strongly preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience in Business and/or Legal Affairs
  • 1 year management experience (desirable); strong drafting, negotiation and organizational skills; experience drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts for domestic development and production deals for television series; familiarity with production clearance issues and ability to handle copyright and trademark matters; working familiarity with distribution-related and/or acquisition agreements; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; presentation skills; professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees.
  • JDrequired.
  • JR17-10925