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Director, Business Affairs & Production Financing

Boat Rocker Media

Posted Oct 6 - Toronto

Award winning Toronto based production company Boat Rocker Media Inc. is currently seeking a talented and ambitious professional to direct the business affairs and production financing of the company’s kids & family, factual, scripted and digital divisions. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of business affairs and production financing experience in the industry as well as excellent communication skills and the proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee all development and production financing
• Advise on funding structures and incentive availability
• Review and negotiate development and production financing, licensing and distribution agreements
• Liaise with broadcasters, distributors, funding agencies, CRTC/tax credit authorities, outside counsel and accountants
• Oversee other members of the Business Affairs and Production Financing team
• Negotiate and draft development and production related agreements such as talent, producer, and creator agreements
• Monitor, research and advise management on talent guild matters, tax credits, legal and regulatory matters and funding agency requirements
• Oversee all interim financing

Qualifications:

• At least 5 years of experience in the entertainment industry with a specific focus on business affairs and production financing
• Superior knowledge of conventional and digital funding bodies as well as CRTC regulations and tax credit policies are mandatory
• Exemplary relationships and strong familiarity with media financiers in Canada (eg. CMF, Rogers, COGECO, The Bell Fund, OMDC, tax credit agencies, etc.) as well as broadcasters and distributors
• Must be well organized, detail-oriented, efficient and have the ability to prioritize
• Must have 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

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply to businessaffairs@boatrocker.com no later than October 27, 2017. We appreciate all those who apply, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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