Rights Executive – O4730

A very well known producer and distributor of iconic TV content is looking for a Rights Executive, to ensure effective management of the company’s rights portfolio worldwide.


Our client is a prestigious production and distribution company which creates and distributes high profile content around the world.


As a Rights Executive, you will liaise with production & exploitation units globally to ensure the effective management of the company’s rights portfolio and assist the exploitation units in achieving annual gross revenues.

Key Responsibilities -  

  • Provide a source of competent rights knowledge to both production and exploitation teams worldwide
  • Manage the timely flow of rights and costs information into the department new production and acquisitions
  • Research and analyse rights information in order to provide accurate clearance and costing position for all forms of secondary exploitation including Distribution and Licensing to ensure that sales can progress quickly with a profit
  • Negotiate rights clearances and renewals required to facilitate secondary exploitation, draft supporting documentation and process payments referring more complex negotiations to the Rights Manager
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good systems including the input of DPS data and the screening websites
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as requested


With solid experience as a Rights Executive working within the entertainment sector, you will have an understanding of TV Production, acquisition of distribution rights, clearance and payment of talent, and underlying material.

You have commercial awareness and  knowledge of talent union and collecting society agreements, general copywriting issues, global music collection societies and navigating PPL & MCPS websites.

You have strong analytical abilities to understand complex legal documentation while possessing strong planning and organisation skills.

You are able to create successful working relationships and have strong negotiating abilities.


A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

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