• Manager, Motion Picture Planning & Deal Analysis

    Location : CityStateForPosting Los Angeles, CA
    Brand
    Paramount Pictures
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
    2019-13387
  • About The Brand

    Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director, Motion Picture Planning & Deal Analysis, this position will be responsible for building financial models to project film profitability, support Business Affairs in negotiating talent participations and co-financing deals, and aid in the process of greenlighting films. In addition, this role will also aid the corporate FP&A team with ad hoc projects involving the management and execution of monthly/quarterly financial deliverables. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Plan and develop 10-year ultimate profit & loss scenarios for prospective films
    • Model complex talent participation and co-financing deal structures as laid out by Business Affairs
    • Develop an in-depth expertise in talent participation structures in order to provide guidance to Business Affairs throughout negotiations
    • Handle Production, Theatrical, Home Media and TV Licensing groups’ estimate submissions in preparing greenlight analysis
    • Liaise with Legal and Participations departments to ensure accurate sign-off on deal terms
    • Advise on financial models post-greenlight as deals are added or changed
    • Contextualize data, balancing historical performance with future segment projections
    • Build relationships and interface directly with senior executives in Business Affairs, Theatrical Distribution, Marketing, Transactional, TV licensing, and Finance groups
    • Assess the impacts of risks and opportunities to the performance of our film slates
    • Keep updated on market trends and update assumptions accordingly to ensure accuracy in projections
    • Complete various ad hoc projects such as M&A opportunities, slate strategy, trend analyses, and CFO/COO/EVP Strategy initiated special projects as needed.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years' finance experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics and/or Accounting (or similar field)
    • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

    Additional Qualifications

    • MBA preferred
    • Basic familiarity with how talent participation deals work is a plus
    • Film industry experience, including understanding of film accounting and forecasting
    • Experience with Hyperion/Smartview/Essbase is a plus

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