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Director, Business Affairs, Original Independent Features

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

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THE OPPORTUNITY
 
With over 100 million subscribers enjoying great content in over 190 countries, it is an exciting time to work at Netflix. Our efforts have brought Netflix to virtually all countries around the globe, and we are excited to bring even more of our Originals programming to our viewers everywhere.  We are looking for a Director, Business Affairs to join our Original Independent Features Business & Legal Affairs team.   
 
THE ROLE

Netflix seeks an intellectually curious attorney to join Netflix’s Original Independent Features division to handle business affairs on films like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Like Father, Private Life, Set It Up and How It Ends. The candidate will be a key member of the business & legal affairs team, primarily responsible for structuring and negotiating above-the-line talent agreements, development agreements, production services agreements and other production agreements for film. The candidate must be comfortable challenging norms and finding ways to create efficiencies for this high volume team in order to remain nimble, accomplish Netflix’s objectives and execute the original film and content acquisition strategies. The candidate will also be responsible for overseeing matters that arise throughout the production process. Although this is a business affairs role, the ideal candidate must be willing and able to draft agreements and otherwise do what it takes to get the job done. The candidate must be very comfortable counseling and collaborating with internal and external business partners, producers, production counsel and production partners and making decisions that have both legal and business impact. Experience negotiating ATL deals with representatives from the major talent agencies and firms is required. 
 
The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be part of a fast‐paced, entrepreneurial organization and thrive in communicating in a global environment.

REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will have at least 10+ years of relevant experience in film working for a production company, studio or law firm.

In addition, the candidate will possess the following:

  • Curiosity and willingness to tackle matters outside their area of expertise
  • Strong communication skills (candor, honesty)
  • Strong analytical (strategic and creative) capabilities and judgment 
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight time frames in a fast‐paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross‐functionally, think pragmatically and be solution‐oriented
  • Adaptable negotiation style
  • Passion for indie film and Netflix’s film strategy

About Netflix

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