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Senior Business Affairs Lead – Bell – Toronto, ON


Company: Bell

Location: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time

Bell

Toronto, ON

Req Id: 236009

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

Bell Media Studios has an opening for a Senior Business Affairs Lead, reporting to the Director of Production. The individual is an experienced business affairs professional who is business-minded, solution-oriented and understands TV, commercial and digital production.

Job Duties/ Accountabilities:

  • Support and advise senior leadership team and executive producers on various business and legal issues related to content production, rights clearances, distribution and other issues as needed.
  • Negotiate and prepare producer, talent, license and other agreements for in-house production shows and specials and distribution initiatives;
  • Work with the Legal, Production and Finance teams to manage business issues related to in-house productions and related distribution and co-production deals.
  • Provide guidance to all production units on day-to-day production related clearance, music rights and fair dealing questions.
  • Manage and supervise all rights issues related to music clearance and in-house production.
  • Act as a liaison on CTV collective agreements related to production: consult and advise production units on union rates and obligations under current union agreements and report activities to union representatives.
  • Manage and supervise the business affairs and music licensing team.
  • Conduct clearance training and copyright information sessions for Bell Media networks and units

Critical Qualifications/ Competencies:

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in media production related business affairs at either an independent production company or broadcaster.
  • Proven expertise with reading, negotiating and drafting various types of production and media agreements.
  • Experience negotiating with lawyers and agents.
  • Experience with project and staff management.
  • Experience with live events, music, digital production and their related agreements is an asset.
  • Experience building strong relationships with internal stakeholders as well as external vendors and clients.
  • Strong understanding of Canadian Content regulations and tax credits.
  • Working knowledge of artist collective agreements (e.g.: ACTRA, WGC, etc)
  • Basic understanding of Canadian copyright law, and working knowledge of Fair Dealing.
  • Understanding of all the elements of production and post-production process.
  • Post-secondary degree required.
  • Superior decision making and problem solving skills and thrives under the pressure of short deadlines in a high volume production environment.

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Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

Additional Information:

Position Type: Management
Job Status: Regular – Full Time
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Application Deadline: 06/12/2019

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.

At Bell, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or [email protected] to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at [email protected]

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