Director of Distribution Strategy & Financial Analysis
FilmNation Entertainment
New York City, NY
Full Time

 

Director of Distribution Strategy & Financial Analysis


FilmNation Entertainment is looking for a full-time Director of Distribution Strategy & Financial Analysis to work closely with our finance, sales, production, and business affairs teams in analyzing financial investments in /distribution performance of a wide variety of film and television projects. The position will report directly to the COO but will also work closely with the CFO and various executives/departments across the company. FilmNation is a leading producer, financier, and international distributor of high-quality feature films, television series, theater, and audio/podcasts. FilmNation has intensified its focus on content creation in recent years, bringing to life award-winning box office hits that include PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, ARRIVAL, and THE BIG SICK, as well as the award-winning television show I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE. The upcoming line-up of active titles includes: high-profile comedy THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING (Amazon), MISANTHROPE starring Shailene Woodley, and THE GOOD NURSE (Netflix) starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, as well as a number of television productions.

The Director will handle a full range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Distribution performance analysis – modeling various performance scenarios for individual projects/slates of projects based on assorted performance assumptions (e.g., domestic and international box office levels, MG territorial sales estimates / pre-sale levels, etc.), including forecasting of anticipated overages based on granular revenue and cost assumptions across all media
  • Preparing film & TV finance plans – building individual project greenlight models from both an ultimate and cashflow perspective, incorporating all revenue and cost elements (including detailed residuals and soft money analyses)
  • Analyzing project level collateral for banking purposes – incorporating evolving banking parameters into project cash flow plans, as well as assessing and calculating equity needs and anticipated financing/interest costs
  • General financial analysis – collaborating with our Finance & Accounting and Distribution & Royalties team to prepare bespoke financial analyses to help inform the company’s investment decisions, including formulating perspectives on project risk/reward balance
  • Business affairs advisory role – help business affairs/legal team model and analyze various talent participations / creative team deal terms under various project performance scenarios, to help inform dealmaking
  • Advising on distribution/deal strategy – based on analyses above, and general knowledge of the distribution space, formulating recommendations for Management around the most efficient distribution deal structures, distribution partners, and financing strategies
  • Business Unit Accounting – work collaboratively with the Finance & Accounting team to review the forecasts for all of our various businesses: film, US and UK television, audio/podcast, and theater
  • Business plan modeling – help build out business models for potential new ventures, corporate investments, and other assorted operational engagements for the company

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of accounting experience in the Entertainment industry providing financial analysis, distribution modeling, and/or strategic planning work
  • College degree, with a quantitative major preferred (e.g., economics, finance, etc.)
  • Having both film / TV experience is a plus, but significant experience in at least one of these fields is a pre-requisite
  • Advanced modeling skills (with direct distribution analysis, film/tv banking, or financial consulting experience a significant plus), including full proficiency with Excel
  • Experience advising senior executives / formulating recommendations based on analysis work
  • Ambitious self-starter with fastidious attention to detail and a desire to work in a collaborative environment with a best-in-class team
  • New York candidates are preferred, but Los Angeles-based candidates will be considered.

If you believe your qualifications match this job description, please send a resume and cover letter to
HR@filmnation.com with the subject line "Director of Distribution Strategy & Financial Analysis"

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employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or
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Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment. More detailed information about the company and our list of titles is available at www.filmnation.com