Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Overview
Business Affairs Manager experienced in all aspects of integrated production. Knowledge of music licensing, stock footage licensing, and intellectual property licensing for broadcast and interactive media. Understanding of copyright, trademark and network clearance procedure. Knowledge of AICP, AICE, animation and music bid forms and production procedures. Strong drafting and negotiating skills, keen analytical abilities, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
J.D.: , Expected in 2008
University of Technology - Sydney, NSW
Major in Commercial Law
Bachelor of Arts: Communication, Expected in 2003
University of Technology - Sydney, NSW
Major in Sociology
Freelance Business Affairs Manager, 09/2016 - 10/2016
Publicis Groupe Sa Coconut Grove, FL,
  • Accounts included Target, Stella Artois, Westfield, Harpers Bazaar.
Freelance Business Affairs Manager, 01/2014 - 04/2014
Publicis Groupe Sa Columbia, SC,
  • Accounts included Mercedes-Benz and Vanda.
Business Affairs Manager, 01/2013 - 01/2014
Masterclass Los Angeles, CA,
  • Accounts include Align, Charmin, Oral-B, Metamucil, Bounty and Puffs.
Freelance Business Affairs Manager, 11/2012 - 01/2013
Publicis Groupe Sa Coral Gables, FL,
  • Accounts included Macy's and several Johnson & Johnson brands.
Business Manager, 03/2012 - 10/2012
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Worcester, MA,
  • Worked exclusively on the Google account.
Broadcast Business Affairs Manager, 11/2010 - 03/2012
Masterclass New York, NY,
  • Accounts included Lenovo, JC Penney, Pampers, Tide, Olay and Mead Johnson brands.
Business Affairs Manager, 08/2010 - 11/2010
Harris Williams & Co. Boston, MA,
  • Accounts included ESPN, Delta, and Jordan Brand.
Legal Consultant, 01/2009 - 01/2010
Fantasia Films Productions City, STATE,
  • Drafting talent agreements, distribution agreements, financing agreements, crew deferred payment agreements.
Summer Associate, 05/2008 - 08/2008
Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz City, STATE,
  • Drafting and editing film financing agreements, $100,000 to $10mm.
  • Royalty dispute between software developer and software distributor, $3.5mm, settled during mediation.
  • Heirs to songwriter's estate royalty dispute with several record labels, in excess of $100,000.
  • Heavy research in preparation for mediation.
  • Memoranda on commercial, copyright, trademark, advertising and constitutional issues.
Volunteer Legal Assistant, 10/2007 - 04/2008
Colorado Legal Services City, STATE, Conducted intake interviews with applicants requesting legal assistance. Issues included separation and divorce, domestic violence, child support, trusts and estates, State and Federal benefit eligibility, State housing subsidy eligibility, adoption, sealing of criminal record, eviction.
  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to educate all levels of employees, clients and vendors around production guidelines and risks. Ability to train producers and finance team on broadcast procedures (including trafficking productions), union contract regulations and talent residual payment structures.
  • Adept at working closely with Producers in all business aspects of production, including bid packages, production estimates, vendor purchase orders, production invoices, insurance coverage and production reconciliation upon job completion.
  • Experienced in analyzing and vetting commercials for third party clearance issues in order to distribute on multiple media platforms. Also seasoned in determining cleared materials including analyzing scripts, music cue sheets, interpreting synchronization, master use, footage and photo licenses. 
  • Remarkable attention to detail when reviewing, analyzing, and relaying usage rights for materials that have been bought out by the global/regional client so that individual markets have a clear understanding as to how they can legally use the materials.
  • Experienced paying session, holding fees, usage and re-negotiations in compliance with SAG/AFTRA rates and rules.

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