Rights & Contracts Manager

British Film Institute


Salary: £37,374- £44,163

The BFI is seeking a Rights & Contracts Manager to meet the developing needs of the BFI in its diverse areas of endeavour including sales, video publishing, acquisitions, rights enforcement, music rights, archive & footage sales, and new ventures.

About the role

This role will negotiate or advise on the negotiation of the best terms for BFI agreements working with stakeholders across the organisation. The role also undertakes rights management working with the BFI’s external rights enforcement agents and third party platforms.

The successful candidate will have undertaken substantial training in one or more areas directly relevant to the role for example in copyright law, contract law, or film distribution; and will have proven experience of negotiating and drafting rights sales, distribution or acquisition agreements, including legal drafting skills.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under-representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps and our commitment to Black Lives Matter can be found on our website.

The role is predominantly based at Stephen Street, however, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic all team members are currently working remotely from home until 22 September, after which there will be a flexible mix of on-site and at home working.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

To apply

Further details about the post can be found on our website.

First interviews will be held on Tuesday 05 October 2021

The closing date for this position is 27/09/2021 at 23:59

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