Director, Business Affairs

Santa Monica, CA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 171578BR

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HBO Director of Business Affairs Department


  • Structure, negotiate and administer business deals in connection with the development, production & post-production of HBO television pilots, series & limited series, including (for example) deals for actors, directors, rights acquisition, writers, executive producers, line producers & casting directors.

  • Prepare concise yet thorough deal summaries for use by Legal department, production & finance groups. Review & approve program screen credits, promotional, publicity & marketing materials. Approve invoices and track payments to ensure compliance with contracts & guild requirements.

  • Advise and assist Legal personnel in connection with drafting & revising agreements. Collaborate with a wide variety of internal personnel involved in the development, production and primary & ancillary exploitation of programming to identify and resolve business & legal issues.


  • Extensive knowledge of entertainment law and working knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements (with series television business/legal affairs experience a plus).

  • Excellent written & verbal communication and organizational skills, as well as critical thinking & analytical skills. Attention to detail and ability to manage a heavy workload efficiently & smoothly under pressure. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a variety of personalities & styles, internally & externally, at all organizational levels. Highly self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a close-knit team.

  • 5 years of experience in television business affairs or as a transactional attorney at an entertainment law firm or television network/studio. Member of the California bar.

  • Juris Doctor from a law school of recognized standing plus a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from a recognized university.

  • Substantial experience in series television business affairs, with prior entertainment legal experience.


America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.