Acquisitions Assistant

Altitude Film Entertainment


Salary: £20,000 - £25,000

Altitude Film Entertainment are looking for a creative, commercially astute and highly proactive Acquisitions Assistant, to take on a key role supporting both the international sales and UK distribution teams, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions.

We are a versatile, entrepreneurial company who welcome new challenges and strive to stay ahead of industry changes. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, collaborative, passionate about film, and looking for a role in which to learn and develop.

  • Read scripts/watch films and write eloquent, thorough, coverage assessing the project’s creative and commercial potential.
  • Make reasoned, decisive judgements on all incoming material.
  • Work closely with the Head of Acquisitions to keep track of all UK producers and productions and set meetings where necessary.
  • Manage talent and project tracking lists, keeping them up to date.
  • Identify new producers and talent relationships.
  • Festival prep:organize and manage a tracking list of film titles ahead of each prominent film market i.e Sundance, Berlin, Cannes. Venice, Toronto & AFM.
  • Festival prep: set meetings and manage the schedule during each film market.
  • Research specific projects (e.g new media, audience trends etc) and write thorough reports.
  • Look out for Event Cinema opportunities and be proactive in finding new partnerships
  • Attend screenings & events, write reports and meet new contacts.
  • Read the industry trades and research online to find information about upcoming films and identify other potential opportunities.
Skills needed
  • Able to read scripts or articles and provide feedback in a fast, efficient manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An active knowledge of the film industry, the changing media landscape and opportunities within independent distribution.
  • Effective time management.
  • The ability to multitask and work in a busy and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills inc. Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An interest in developing negotiation skills.
  • A strong interest in the business of creative industries.
To apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to by Friday 3 December.

About Altitude Film Entertainment

Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Lia Devlin, Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts and Altitude Television. In 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.

Altitude Film Production’s first film was Samuel L Jackson’s elevated action adventure BIG GAME. The Altitude team then co-produced Kevin Macdonald’s Cannes title WHITNEY and Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman’s GHOST STORIES. Turning their focus to family audiences, Altitude secured rights to much-loved franchise Horrible Histories and brought HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS to cinemas in the summer of 2019. Altitude’s current developments include Fred Astaire coming of age movie THE ASTAIRES and true-life World War II manhunt thriller THE KOMMANDANT OF AUSCHWITZ and in October 2019 Altitude established a production partnership with LA-based outfit Soluble Fish Productions.

In Summer 2021 production wrapped on THE IPCRESS FILE, starring Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, written by Academy-Award nominated and BAFTA award winner John Hodge and directed by Emmy award winner James Watkins. The adaptation of Len Deighton’s renowned novel is Altitude Television’s debut production made in association with ITV Studios.

Launched in 2020, Altitude Factual creates long-running television series and feature-length programming focusing on the natural and human worlds. Altitude Factual recently announced its first project, THE YEAR THAT CHANGED BRITAIN, Kevin Macdonald’s frontline chronicle of the UK’s response to the COVID pandemic for ITV.  Continuing on from Altitude’s successes includingAMY, DIEGO MARADONA, ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS and LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS, Altitude Factual is also exploring compelling stories about cultural icons.

Altitude Film Sales’ AFM slate includes: Anthony Hayes’ survival thriller, GOLD starring Zac Effron; epic frontier adventure BUTCHER’S CROSSING starring movie icon Nicolas Cage; Venice’ Out of Competition feature documentary, BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN; Matt Nable’s directorial debut thriller TRANSFUSION starring Sam Worthington and Phoebe Tonkin; feature documentary DIANA from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins; Cannes’ Directors Fortnight ALI & AVA written and directed by Clio Barnard; Oliver Stone’s JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS which screened in Cannes Premiere; and Telluride premmer THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN from BAFTA and Sundance nominated filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney.

Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve. To date Altitude have championed over 120 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award-winners, MOONLIGHT, ROCKS, MINARI, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, AMY, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO through to critically acclaimed THE FLORIDA PROJECT, DIEGO MARADONA, LADY MACBETH, BEAST, THE RIDER, WHITNEY and more. Altitude’s recent releases include PIG starring Nicolas Cage, TIFF award winning NIGHT OF THE KINGS from Philippe Lacôte, TINA from directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Victor Kossakovsky’s stunning GUNDA, Alex Winter’s ZAPPA, CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN from director Julien Temple, Russell Crowe thriller UNHINGED, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated LES MISÉRABLES, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed CALM WITH HORSES, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS, Jonah Hill’s MID90S and Brian Welsh’s BEATS. In September 2020 Altitude partnered with the WWF on the global event release of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland.

Forthcoming releases include Palme D’Or winner TITANE from writer and director Julia Ducournau, THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Blerta Basholli’s acclaimed HIVE, SILENT NIGHT starring Keira Knightley, Clio Barnard’s mullti BIFA nominee ALI & AVA, feature documentary DIANA from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins, Ari Folman’s WHERE IS ANNE FRANK, TED K. starring Sharlto Copley and Oliver Stone’s JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

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The closing date for this position is 03/12/2021 at 23:59

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