Hill Holliday Overview:
At Hill Holliday, we help our clients fight the daily share battle by swinging hard and fighting smart. We stay laser-focused on the most important part of the equation: the idea. Nothing beats a good one. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories.
We also know that work is about more than just, well, work. It’s also about the people. And we find that when we let those people do their thing – their curious, tenacious, scrappy, be-happy thing – what results is innovative thinking that wins.
The Business Affairs team handles – you guessed it – the business end of things. The Business Affairs Manager works as the “right-hand” to the Integrated Producers. They are responsible for handling the business details of all we produce (broadcast, print, digital). They assure that the creative vision of the agency and the needs of our clients are met by handling all things production. They’re skilled at managing SAG-AFTRA, celebrity and music rights, intellectual property concerns, or virtually anything else a project throws at them. They are a team player who can work with producers, account, creatives, and media alike. They ensure our clients (and the agency) are protected for every opportunity we seize or challenge we face. Nothing like working with lawyers to keep more lawyers off our back.
The Business Affairs Manager will be responsible for:
- Handle talent contracting and estimating for commercial productions and T&R, including preparation of SAG-AFTRA contracts and non-union talent agreements. Review and approve specs producers put together. Negotiate upon booking when necessary.
- Negotiate renewals for talent (union and non-union), music and photography.
- Negotiate celebrity/overscale talent agreements.
- Review creative. Flag any possible legal, clearance, licensing, talent and/or logistical issues. Help find solutions.
- Handle all third-party clearances and licensing for all intellectual property, including stock footage, movie/TV rights, music, props, wardrobe, art, etc.
- Work closely with IPG legal counsel in resolving potential production liabilities and working through solutions. Draft up necessary client paperwork such as indemnity letter
- Issue purchase orders, facilitate invoice approvals, payment and job actualization. Set up new vendors in partnership with finance.
- Review AICP, AICE, animation and music bids with Producers
- Work with cost consultants for adherence to appropriate Client budgeting and contractual guidelines
- Create production startup documents, including bidding specs, production agreements, insurance coverage, and talent mandates. Negotiate production agreements when necessary.
- Help navigate insurance requirements with vendors and producers, assist in acquiring insurance when necessary.
- Work closely with account teams to resolve any liability issues within assigned production, creating viable solutions/production frameworks
- Review and approve all final casts.
- Navigate AFM, ASCAP/BMI and other music obligations.
- Resolve SAG/AFTRA union claims
- Maintain comprehensive, organized, digital files for all clients/projects/commercial
- Actualize and close jobs
- Individual contributor with developed leadership skills.
- Able to comfortably shift work priorities when things change.
- Proactively seeks out answers and solutions.
- Articulate and thoughtful written and verbal communication.
- Experience collaborating positively and effectively with internal or external partners and clients.
- Enjoys working with different people who bring new ideas to the table.
Accountability for Results
- Takes ownership of projects and deliverables.
- Strong contributor to on-time, on-budget quality execution.
- Proactively identifies and communicates opportunities to improve work and processes.
- 4+ years’ experience in advertising or production