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Director, Business & Legal Affairs (12-month Maternity Cover) – Entertainment One UK Limited – London

Company: Entertainment One UK Limited

Address: London

  • Full Time

Entertainment One UK Limited

London WC1E


About eOne:

Entertainment One (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family brands; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne’s Family Brands division is an exciting, fast growing team within the global Hasbro family that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kid’s entertainment. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig; superhero hit PJ Masks; newly launched pre-school series Ricky Zoom; fashion brands My Little Pony and Jem; as well as action adventure brands Transformers: Rescue Bots and Power Rangers.

Alongside these popular brand properties, eOne’s 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. eOne’s Family Brands team currently has over 200 employees based in London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and São Paolo.

Role 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.

Key Responsibilities:

Main focus: TV and Digital Exploitation

  • 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 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 30-50 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

What you’ll be a part of:

Taking care: competitive health and dental coverage

Investing in your future: employee stock option purchase plan, and local defined contribution pension plans

Break time: free snacks and reduced hours in summer

Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because

Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events

The office: modern facilities and in-house screening rooms

Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.

Grow: develop your career and shape your future

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

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