Business Affairs Coordinator

Rocket Science


Salary: £25,750 annually - pro rated

Rocket Science is looking for a part-time fixed-term Business Affairs coordinator to join their team.

About the company

Rocket Science is globally recognized as one of the preeminent film & TV studios. London-based Rocket Science has developed, packaged, financed, produced, distributed and sold an impressive array of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects. The company continues to grow vertically into top-level budgeted projects and laterally into territorial content creation and increasing its development and production footprint.

About the role

This is an opportunity to join an exciting, fast paced, dynamic international company with an exciting slate of projects in a hands-on junior position. The role is one of support for the Legal & Business Affairs Department and is a wonderful chance to gain skills, knowledge and exposure in film financing, production and sales – with a particular focus on acquisition and sales processes and documentation.

Hours of employment: 24 hours a week

Job specifications

Working with the Business Affairs Department on matters including:

  • Tracking and updating collections reports
  • Contacting distributors for payments and processing on internal management system/charts
  • Updating and circulating business affairs/closing documentation and distribution agreement updates
  • Liaising with production teams on tax forms, legal deliverables, compliance forms and other such production-related details and documents needed for distribution deals
  • Tracking collection account management activity
  • Processing invoices and payments related to distribution deals
  • Coordinating signatures for various closing documents including Notices of Assignment
  • Liaising with the delivery team and distributors on delivery schedules and status of delivery (film materials and documentation)
  • Coordinating Witholding Tax reductions and refunds
  • Drafting and sending Notices of Delivery
  • Inputting information relating to distribution agreements, payments and deliveries on MovieChainer (rights management system)
  • Updating royalty statement master sheets and chasing royalty reports, reviewing such reports
  • Taking part and contributing to team meetings on collections, delivery and business affairs
  • Researching production policies and guidelines with relation to co-productions and national governments

Job requirements

  • Strong attention to detail, with capacity to build a thorough understanding of data management including data input.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels of careers/stakeholders.
  • High level of organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proficient utilization of Office Package (including Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who can prioritize and complete multiple tasks at a time.
  • Must be comfortable working in a varied, high-speed and demanding environment and be a team player.
  • Passion for cinema and a keen interest in entertainment industries is a plus!

Studies have shown that women, communities of colour and historically underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture — if you’re excited about the role but don’t meet all of the abovementioned qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Our differences bring a breadth of knowledge and perspectives that we really value.

Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 3 days of the closing date then your application is sadly not being considered.

How to apply

To apply: Please provide a CV (no more than 2 pages) and cover letter (no more than 1 page) to:

The closing date for this position is 22/05/2024 at 16:00

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