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Long Beach

Senior Business Affairs Manager


The Senior Business Affairs Manager is a senior role in handling business management duties which include handling usage, license, invoicing and any clearances needed on a video or still image production/project. Understands and plays a key role with managing third party materials and usages for the agency.



  • Works with Executive Producer and Post Manager to ensure coverage towards project contract, talent, licensing and usage
  • Review project creative for legal clearances during concept through production
  • Organize and handle talent, stock, music and usage contracts.
  • Contract drafting, negotiating and advisory responsibilities
  • Negotiate and license on client behalf to achieve optimal deals for client
  • Support in opening and tracking purchase orders for all expenditures.
  • Collaborate with Omnicom partners for keeping track of latest documentation, best practices, and production legal processes
  • Review video and still image production estimates with Content Producer staff
  • Assist producers as needed with production start-up documents, including production agreements, insurance coverage, and talent mandatories. Negotiate production agreements when necessary
  • Interacts with client production consultants
  • Full knowledge of music, celebrity and intellectual property licensing
  • Grants final approval and closure of all production jobs along with Producer
  • Track usage for talent, music, voiceover, and assets. Works with Producers and/or client teams on usage renewals/extensions as needed.



  • 6+ years in a Business Affairs role. Agency experience preferred.
  • Business Affairs experience with entertainment properties and creative agencies
  • Experience negotiating strategic transactions
  • Confident, positive attitude and ability to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of Video and Photo Production.
  • Must be well organized with strong communication skills (both verbal and writing).
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Organized with excellent time management.
  • Ability to multi-task with a variety of projects and tasks.



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