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Director, Business Affairs & Production Financing

Boat Rocker Media

Posted Mar 28 - Toronto

Award winning Ontario based production company, Boat Rocker Media Inc., is currently seeking a talented and ambitious professional to oversee the business affairs and production financing of the companies’ kids and family division, including its digital animation studio, Jam Filled Entertainment. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in managing business affairs in a production company (familiarity with animation will be an asset) as well as excellent communication skills and the proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Draft tax credit calculations for Canadian (CPTC, PSTC) and provincial tax credits (eg. OFTTC, OPSTC, OCASE, etc).
• Draft and submit tax credit applications to Canadian and provincial tax credit agencies and manage ongoing applications
• Manage production interim financing, liaising between management, counsel and lenders.
• Review and opine on animation services bids to ensure such bids conform to the margins, business interests and policies of company
• Draft ACTRA and WGC agreements with riders as well as other talent and crew agreements
• Negotiate production services agreements
• Manage the company’s production-related insurance matters related to its kids & family productions
• Prepare, file, manage and close CMF, Shaw and other funding applications and advise on applicable eligibility requirements
• Track the status of new and ongoing funding activities
• Review and comment on development and production financing agreements
• Travel as required, including to Ottawa on a monthly basis

• At least 5 years of experience managing business affairs and/or production financing within the entertainment industry.
• Excellent working knowledge of animation production and strong familiarity with budgets, cost reports, production schedules, etc.
• Superior knowledge of, and experience with, Canadian funding bodies as well as Canadian federal and provincial tax credit policies (eg. CAVCO, OFTTC & OCASE guidelines)
• Exemplary relationships and strong familiarity with broadcasters, financiers and tax credit authorities in Canada
• Must be well organized, detail-oriented, efficient and have the ability to prioritize
• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet conflicting deadlines in short timeframe
• Ability to work independently, manage workload, prioritize and take initiative
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure
• Superior written communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues simply, clearly and tactfully
• Excellent people skills and ability to work as part of a team

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
• This is a full-time position. Hours of work are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Primary position location: Toronto, ON with travel to Ottawa on monthly basis

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply to businessaffairs@boatrocker.com no later than April 21, 2017.

Boat Rocker is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.
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