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Manager, Intellectual Property & Data Management (Fixed Term)Location Burbank, California, United States Job ID 172198BR Apply Now
We are currently seeking a Manager to join the Intellectual Property Management and Data Management team. This individual will be tasked to help lead the integration of complex intellectual property rights and attribute data into the company’s Intellectual Property Rights Management system (“IPM”).
Working with Technology, the Business Units, Legal and key stakeholders to analyze, cleanse and covert intellectual property rights and attribute data into the IPM system, including comparative analysis of data across source systems to facilitate conversion and resolve issues.
Analyzing and approving requests for the creation and maintenance of intellectual property data, ensuring conformance to legal and financial policy.
Analyzing and discerning intellectual property rights and ownership through review of production, distribution, co-finance, and other contracts and agreements.
Conducting complex rights-related research for client departments to clarify deal-points and rights information.
Researching and maintaining rights-related attributes in IPM (e.g., Rights Owned, Restrictions, Options, Holdbacks, Music Clearance, and Play Off/Sell Off data).
Researching and maintaining non-Rights related attributes in IPM (e.g., akas, production company, genre, release dates, box office, etc.,) and validating interfaces where applicable.
Interfacing regularly with in-house Business/Legal Affairs, Corporate Legal, Technical Operations, Sales and Participations to investigate and clarify rights and deal terms.
Participating in special projects such as IPM enhancement testing, data conversion, and design and analysis of data extracts to support reporting and data quality standards.
Training users in IPM, reporting, and related processes, which includes design of training materials and system demos, and leveraging reporting tools to help users extract data.
Assisting with design and drafts of department policy around all the above, and improves / streamlines workflow, making recommendations on system, policy and business process improvements on a continual basis.
Managing the conversion of integrations and acquisitions into IPM, which includes assigning and documenting work-flow and analyzing acquisition agreements and chain-of-title documentation.
Designing key performance indicators to facilitate efficient work-flow and quality work-product; working closely with management to implement efficiency measures.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related work experience, advanced degree preferred.
At least 6 years of prior entertainment industry work experience, including specialized knowledge relating to intellectual property distribution agreements and contractual analysis.
Prior experience summarizing legal agreements in a clear and concise manner preferred.
Detailed understanding of distribution rights, ancillary rights, sales restrictions, holdbacks, talent approvals and similar product information tracked in the IPM system.
Paralegal and/or contract administration experience a plus.
Experience with intellectual property management systems is key.
Strong MS Excel knowledge.
Demonstrated ability to interpret legal agreements and comprehend legal terminology.
Experience with intellectual property rights in the entertainment industry (distribution rights, derivative rights, underlying rights etc.).
Excellent written, verbal and time management skills.
Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Customer service oriented.
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