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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Beverly Hills,California 90210

Web Site:

www.mgm.com/#/about/careers

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Distribution

Job Description:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking a Manager of International TV Contract Administration to assist the international teams in all aspects of deal management support for the media of: Pay TV, SVOD, VOD, PPV, Free TV, FVOD, Basic Cable, and EST/DTO in the listed regions, including output deals.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and monitor individual territory/ territory grouping information for Output deals as well as package deals in those territories
  • Interact with Sales, Finance, Planning and Servicing for advisement of potential deals to clear product, analyze deal term sheets, and provide departmental feedback for pending deals
  • Generate sales and availability reports based on specific territory and client requirements
  • Communicate with clients regarding upcoming contractual notifications for Output deals
  • Monitor Life of Series TV output deals
  • Work with Executive Director on notices and windowing
  • Maintain Output deal specific trackers and alerting calendars
  • Create and maintain deal specific contract abstract summaries of the deals
  • Review and summarize deal specific points for relevant information such as rate cards, term, product type, etc.
  • Window management for current features and TV series, including monitoring of product availability release dates
  • Properly manages product license windows and holdbacks that flow through the sequence of media in their territories
  • Input data into the IPM database management system (i.e. contract entry/administration, event processing, and client maintenance).
  • Manage deals in association with Sales on new title selections for existing output deals, title substitutions, re-clearance or withdrawing of titles due to rights updates, including direct communication with client on notification of dates and other contractually required terms
  • Run reports to capture outstanding items such as TBA dates in database; work with sales and clients to resolve
  • Window out the approximate initial Pay TV, SVOD and Free TV/Basic Cable avail dates based on trigger dates & output window lengths.
  • Maintain calendaring database to ensure all contractual requirements, such as no later than dates and notification deadlines are captured
  • Review and process internal notification of dates and data from certain external websites.
  • Coordinate with International Sales offices on incoming deal memos and change orders for completeness and accuracy; liaise with offices as needed
  • Liaise between servicing and financial groups to ensure all contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
  • Update internal departmental spreadsheets, including deal tracker and others
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in proprietary and non-proprietary systems such as advanced Word and Excel functions (including add-ons), SAP/IPM, and Microstrategy
  • Maintain contract files and historical documentation related to each agreement

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ plus years of experience in sales/contract administration; legal experience not required
  • Demonstrated ability to read and fulfill contractual obligations for global licensing deals
  • Understand and apply the concepts of window management, contract administration, sales planning, etc.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and software application skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrate self-initiative, assume responsibility for managing territories/media, and build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Strategic thinker and problem-solver
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and act with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a team oriented environment

Job Description:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking a Manager of International TV Contract Administration to assist the international teams in all aspects of deal management support for the media of: Pay TV, SVOD, VOD, PPV, Free TV, FVOD, Basic Cable, and EST/DTO in the listed regions, including output deals.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and monitor individual territory/ territory grouping information for Output deals as well as package deals in those territories
  • Interact with Sales, Finance, Planning and Servicing for advisement of potential deals to clear product, analyze deal term sheets, and provide departmental feedback for pending deals
  • Generate sales and availability reports based on specific territory and client requirements
  • Communicate with clients regarding upcoming contractual notifications for Output deals
  • Monitor Life of Series TV output deals
  • Work with Executive Director on notices and windowing
  • Maintain Output deal specific trackers and alerting calendars
  • Create and maintain deal specific contract abstract summaries of the deals
  • Review and summarize deal specific points for relevant information such as rate cards, term, product type, etc.
  • Window management for current features and TV series, including monitoring of product availability release dates
  • Properly manages product license windows and holdbacks that flow through the sequence of media in their territories
  • Input data into the IPM database management system (i.e. contract entry/administration, event processing, and client maintenance).
  • Manage deals in association with Sales on new title selections for existing output deals, title substitutions, re-clearance or withdrawing of titles due to rights updates, including direct communication with client on notification of dates and other contractually required terms
  • Run reports to capture outstanding items such as TBA dates in database; work with sales and clients to resolve
  • Window out the approximate initial Pay TV, SVOD and Free TV/Basic Cable avail dates based on trigger dates & output window lengths.
  • Maintain calendaring database to ensure all contractual requirements, such as no later than dates and notification deadlines are captured
  • Review and process internal notification of dates and data from certain external websites.
  • Coordinate with International Sales offices on incoming deal memos and change orders for completeness and accuracy; liaise with offices as needed
  • Liaise between servicing and financial groups to ensure all contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
  • Update internal departmental spreadsheets, including deal tracker and others
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in proprietary and non-proprietary systems such as advanced Word and Excel functions (including add-ons), SAP/IPM, and Microstrategy
  • Maintain contract files and historical documentation related to each agreement

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ plus years of experience in sales/contract administration; legal experience not required
  • Demonstrated ability to read and fulfill contractual obligations for global licensing deals
  • Understand and apply the concepts of window management, contract administration, sales planning, etc.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and software application skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrate self-initiative, assume responsibility for managing territories/media, and build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Strategic thinker and problem-solver
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and act with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a team oriented environment