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NBCUniversal International Studios is headed by Michael Edelstein, President, and headquartered in London. The division’s mandate is to identify and collaborate with cutting edge creative talent around the world to produce high-quality scripted and unscripted drama, comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment programmes.
International Studios has significantly expanded its stable of production companies via acquisition and strategic partnerships, and works with a range of leading and award-winning producers and production companies to develop programmes that appeal to local and global audiences.
International Studios’ UK-based production companies include: Carnival, maker of The Last Kingdom for BBC2 and creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama sensation Downton Abbey, one of the UK’s biggest TV exports of all time; Monkey Kingdom, which specialises in entertainment programmes and produces the hit UK reality series Made in Chelsea; Chocolate Media, a factual/entertainment production company; Lucky Giant, a comedy label and maker of the forthcoming series Quacks for the BBC; and Working Title Television, a joint venture with Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, producer of shows such as London Spy for the BBC and You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky.
International Studios announced the founding of Heyday Television in 2015, a joint venture with award winning film producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, Paddington) which is intended to produce premium, long-form scripted programming for both UK and US markets.
International Studios has a first look deal with Hardy Son & Baker (led by Tom Hardy, an international film actor, and his producing partner, Dean Baker) and owns Tellycopter, a research and development resource that sits alongside its production companies.
Outside the UK, NBCUniversal International Studios owns Australia-based Matchbox Pictures, producers of critically-acclaimed drama series The Slap, and co-owns LARK Productions in Canada, producer of long-running procedural Motive and Real Housewives of Vancouver.
International Studios also operates NBCUniversal Formats – a global format sales team which represents the international rights to a broad slate of programming, including reality, lifestyle, entertainment and scripted shows produced by NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Style, Syfy, G4, Carnival, Chocolate, LARK, Lucky Giant, Matchbox, and Monkey Kingdom.
The primary function of the Contract Administrator is to efficiently support two (2) Business Affairs executives at NBC Universal International Studios in their day-to-day job responsibilities, while demonstrating an ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines. Solid time management and multi-tasking skills are essential. Position requires an individual who is highly organized, exhibits excellent judgment, is a self-starter and has an ability to work with a high level of detail, while interfacing with a variety of creative clients and high level executives (internally and externally). Additionally the individual will handle call volume, correspondence, drafting, and invoice processing. A high degree of confidentiality and discretion are expected in regards to all matters and documents.
Provide full administrative support to Business Affairs Executives, including fielding/rolling telephone calls, composing and reviewing correspondence and communications, maintaining schedules, coordinating meetings/events and heavy filing, faxing, scanning and copying of documents
Responsible for the daily operational, file maintenance and administration in the Business Affairs department
Maintain and update department status reports and databases
Review documents to determine option/deadline provisions related to talent cycle agreements, production commitments and talent fees
Administer database for contract terms, dates, fees and contacts for all deals generated by the BA executives
Work closely with our internal business divisions, and finance teams to coordinate internal approvals and liaising with our global teams on payment and tracking processes.
Process, organize and track all payroll documentation and payment requests for writer, director, rights, talent hold, overall term deals and any other studio development payments
Effectively communicate deal terms and deadlines to business and legal executives concisely, accurately and in a timely fashion
Follow-up/hunt down necessary information to complete open-ended deal terms
Assist in preparing credit notices to the Writers’ Guild
Perform other administrative tasks and handle other assignments at the direction of manager
Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
Minimum 3 years’ experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and other related tools)
Additional Job Requirements
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be willing to work in Universal City, California
Prior Business Affairs experience at a television production company or talent agency strongly preferred
Strong administrative skills, attention to detail, highly organized
A team player with strong work ethic
Strong written and communication skills
Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution
Demonstrated flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise
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