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Droga5, part of Accenture Song, is a creative agency with offices in New York, London, Tokyo and São Paulo. From integrated communications and experience innovation to business design, Droga5 exists to build and sustain the most influential brands of the 21st century through creativity. Droga5 was founded in 2006 and has been recognized as Agency of the Year more than 25 times and was named both Ad Age and Adweek’s Agency of the Decade (2010–2019). Visit Droga5.com or @droga5 on all social platforms to get to know us better.
Business Affairs @ Droga5
Droga5’s Business Affairs Department takes a solution-oriented approach to mitigating risk in content production. Our primary role is to advise and support the Production teams in all matters, including contracting with production vendors, content licensing and clearance, talent procurement, traffic and managing/reconciling production budgets. BA’s focus is to ensure the agency delivers quality, thought-provoking content that surpasses our client’s core marketing goals with minimal risk to the agency and client.
The Senior Business Affairs Manager is responsible for all business affairs responsibilities of film, radio, print and interactive productions for assigned clients. The Senior Business Affairs Manager works in lockstep with the Producer to handle productions from creative concepting through final client billing.
Assist the Production team during the bidding process to ensure the job is bid in accordance with client’s, cost-consultant’s and agency’s financial policies and procedures
Review creative decks and scripts for potential legal issues, including clearance and licensing of third-party content, talent, music, etc.
Review production company bids and prepare formal production estimates for client approval
Prepare vendor production agreements; negotiate revisions and liaise with Legal as necessary
Consult with Producers and Account Management on talent usage, generate casting specs and draft talent agreements
Coordinate with Project Management/Account Management and Producer to define the production scope
Track production costs and take action as needed on overages; work closely with the Producer in navigating the production budget
Conduct preliminary trademark searches
Review and approve vendor invoices and facilitate payments
Issue music rights agreements
License stock footage and images
Assist producers in closing jobs for final billing
Track and maintain meticulous records for all productions
5+ years of related work experience in an agency or related business affairs/legal department
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent training and/or experience
Extensive knowledge and understanding of SAG Commercials Contract as well as other performance unions
Advanced knowledge of talent engagement both in the US and abroad
Willingness to learn new skills, systems and information
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment while managing urgent deadlines
Exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills (verbal, written and listening) and ability to interact with all departments within the agency
Ability to create efficiencies and process
Strong ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and to mentor/instruct junior members of the team
Legal experience or degree ideal
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