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.University of Technology － Sydney, NSW, AustraliaMajor in Commercial Law
Bachelor of Arts: CommunicationUniversity of Technology － Sydney, NSW, AustraliaMajor in Sociology
10/2016 to 11/2016
Freelance Business Affairs ManagerMother Industries － New York, NY
Accounts included Target, Stella Artois, Westfield, Harpers Bazaar.
02/2014 to 05/2014
Freelance Business Affairs ManagerMerkley + Partners － New York, NY
Accounts included Mercedes-Benz and Vanda.
02/2013 to 02/2014
Business Affairs ManagerPublicis Kaplan Thaler － New York, NY
Accounts include Align, Charmin, Oral-B, Metamucil, Bounty and Puffs.
12/2012 to 02/2013
Freelance Business Affairs ManagerJ. Walter Thompson － New York, NY
Accounts included Macy's and several Johnson & Johnson brands.
04/2012 to 11/2012
Business ManagerBartle Bogle Hegarty － New York, NY
Worked exclusively on the Google account.
12/2010 to 04/2012
Broadcast Business Affairs ManagerSaatchi & Saatchi － New York, NY
Accounts included Lenovo, JC Penney, Pampers, Tide, Olay and Mead Johnson brands.
09/2010 to 12/2010
Business Affairs ManagerWieden+Kennedy － New York, NY
Accounts included ESPN, Delta, and Jordan Brand.
02/2009 to 02/2010
Legal ConsultantFantasia Films Productions － Brooklyn, NY
Summer AssociateFrankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz － New York, NY
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.
11/2007 to 05/2008
Volunteer Legal AssistantColorado Legal Services － Denver, COConducted 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.