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Vice President, Film Acquisitions

31924

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Creative
Los Angeles
Full-Time

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

 

Overview and Responsibilities

Paramount Pictures is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated self-starter with a keen interest in the evolving landscape of content acquisition to contribute to its content pipeline for theatrical and home media distribution in domestic and international territories.

The Vice-President of Acquisitions will be charged with procuring content for intended distribution across theatrical and ancillary platforms, in domestic and international markets. They will be responsible for developing, strengthening and nurturing relationships with key content owners in the acquisitions space, including talent agents, global sales agents, independent producers/production companies and licensed property rights holders. They will report to the Executive Vice-President of Worldwide Acquisitions providing critical support in all areas related to relationship building, deal negotiation, execution and P&L management. Are you ready for this exciting opportunity? Join us today!

 

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Identify, curate and evaluate appropriate content for exploitation across theatrical and home media platforms
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with talent agencies, sales agents, independent production companies and licensed property holders with the intention of providing a steady pipeline of content to the studio. Content opportunities include feature length films, TV series and licensed property content/series
  • Participate in all aspects of negotiation, including deal term finalization and release strategy recommendation
  • Use industry insights, observations and historical performance data in the preparation of preliminary financial models on a by project basis, working alongside internal finance team.
  • Represent the Worldwide Acquisitions team’s objectives and interests across the company on a regular basis
  • Manage and evaluate content performance through internal and industry metrics with the intent of using that performance for future deal assumptions and strategy development
  • Communicate and maintain a thorough understanding of market trends and industry shifts
  • Coordinate and work closely with partners of newly acquired content to ensure contractual obligations and timely deliverables are met, on an as needed basis
  • Serve as creative partner providing script notes, feedback on dailies/cuts and liaise with filmmakers
  • Serve as a creative partner providing writer/director/cast/staffing ideas, script notes, feedback on dailies/cuts

 

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree required, MBA preferred
  • 8+ years of film acquisitions and/or film sales in a studio, independent film distribution or global film sales organization.
  • Excellent reading and coverage skills. Shown understanding of structure, story and character development.
  • Strong, established relationships with major talent agencies, sales agents and producers.
  • Proven knowledge of international theatrical film markets, as well as new business models impacting the home media and digital marketplace

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for movies and entertainment!
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface and collaborate with senior management and external parties
  • Attend industry Buyer’s screenings, as necessary
  • Travel to film festivals, markets and industry conferences should be anticipated

 

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 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles