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Senior Legal & Business Affairs Manager



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About MUBI:

MUBI was founded to build the biggest community of film lovers, anywhere.

We are a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. To make this possible, we create, curate, acquire and champion visionary films, bringing them to audiences all over the world. And we have a team of brilliant, ambitious and passionate individuals to help bring our mission to life. From London to New York, Istanbul to Paris, and Berlin to Mexico - we work together to realise MUBI’s vision.

That’s where you come in! Join our global team and help us make great cinema accessible to everyone, everywhere. This role is a maternity cover for 12 months.

About the role:

You'll be joining our Business Affairs team at MUBI, playing a central role in the execution of all distribution agreements, specifically for sales & production teams.

You will focus on:

Supporting and advising on BA & legal matters, including:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on licensing, distribution, acquisition, production, partnership agreements, internal documentation and templates across all departments, and all third-party agreements.

  • Supporting corporate matters, including HR issues and compliance.

  • Advising on compliance matters including Data Protection and Privacy for the Platform

  • Providing guidance on on customer support matters

  • Advising on rights and IP issues in connection with the use of third-party content (music, stills, clips, marketing materials etc) and chain of title documents

  • Advising on and managing contentious matters

  • Supporting the Legal and Business Affairs team with ad-hoc requests where needed

  • Managing and drafting a high volume of contracts and queries with a fast turnaround

  • Working cross-functionally with all MUBI teams (sales, licensing, acquisition, finance, HR, corporate, marketing, PR/communications)

What you will bring:

  • You are a qualified lawyer

  • Experience in the film and/or TV industry

  • Excellent drafting skills and the ability to work across a wide variety of contracts

  • A highly-organised, resourceful and excellent communicator

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines

  • Proactive problem-solver

  • Flexibility to work on ad-hoc tasks and projects as required

  • A collaborative team player who brings a positive energy to the team

  • Confident working with team members of varying levels of seniority

  • Excellent proficiency in English

Research shows that men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, but women and those in marginalised communities tend to apply only if they check all the boxes.

If you feel you’ve got what it takes but don’t meet all the requirements we’ve listed above, we’d still love to see your application!

We want to make cinema accessible to everyone. We believe people from different backgrounds bring different ideas that foster innovation and engagement, allowing us to attract great people to develop the best experience for our users.

MUBI Group Companies are committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. That means it's our responsibility to ensure that all candidates are not discriminated against in our hiring processes and our employment decisions based on their race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, age, gender identity or expression, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any other applicable characteristic.