At Cast & Crew, we’ve empowered creativity and supported the global entertainment industry for decades. Together with our family of brands - Backstage, CAPS, Checks & Balances, Final Draft, Media Services, Sargent-Disc, and The TEAM Companies – we operate as a combined entertainment technology and services provider offering industry standard screenwriting accounting software, digital payroll products, data & reporting, and a host of creative tools.  The industry continues to move faster than ever, and the need for our expertise, our technology, and our people has never been greater.  We are a production’s best ally every step of the way. #OneCastOneCrew

About Talent Payment Services
As both the oldest and the largest payment provider for actors, models and other performers working in Canada, TPS is comprised of a knowledgeable team of experts who can guide clients through the Canadian talent payment process, from start to finish. ‍As one of The TEAM Companies (TTC) since 2012, TPS works seamlessly with ad agencies and production companies throughout Canada as well as those traveling across borders to ensure a smooth payment process on their commercial productions. The team at TPS is committed to providing unparalleled expertise, making the talent payment process as seamless as possible for clients.

Talent Payment Services is part of Cast & Crew LLC, a family of individually innovative companies modernizing the ways in which content is created.

Assistant Business Affairs Manager 

Regular Full-Time 

Position Overview 

TTC Business Affairs is a fast-paced business affairs/union signatory department.  We work with an extensive roster of clients, both big and small, including ad agencies, corporate advertisers, recording studios, production companies, and media houses.  The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of significant and relevant experience in broadcast business affairs and talent payments.  Must be proficient in Excel, have excellent communication skills, and work directly with clients and personalities of all types. 

Core Responsibilities 

Client Management 

  • Manage clients’ talent-related business matters including, but not limited to, talent estimating, contracting talent, and processing payments  
  • Comprehensive knowledge in state labor requirements as well as SAG/AFTRA/AFM commercial codes for both general market and Spanish language productions 
  • Prepare client materials based on union contracts and non-union labor guideline including, but not limited to, tax forms, releases, confidentiality agreements, etc. 
  • Evaluate and resolve labor and union claims and disputes 
  • Review and assess collective bargaining agreements and labor laws for compliance with client productions and best practices for production 
  • Create, track, and reconcile estimates for sessions and usage for TV, radio, industrial, new media, interactive, promos, and music videos.  
  • Negotiate and procure scale, overscale, influencer and celebrity contracts on behalf of Agency and/or Client for the creation of commercial and/or promotional materials.   Analyze, formulate, and provide knowledge and guidance to negotiate rights and permissions, terms and conditions, fees, etc. as requested by clients. 
  • Provide ongoing client training for business affairs/talent payment processes and procedures including talent engagement, guidance on best practices, and rights management for materials 
  • Memorialize contract terms and manage the contract requirements including, but not limited to, payments, tracking, and reporting of compensation 
  • Oversee and manage all account transition documentation  
  • Process invoicing for billing of talent fees with payroll and finance departments 
  • Create client reports, production reports, completion reports, talent advices, etc. 
  • Continue training and ongoing education to keep clients abreast of industry trends  

Staff / Internal  

  • Troubleshoot new challenges with teammates to share experiences in order to provide the best solutions for our clients 
  • Lead or assist on large projects that fall within your area of expertise 
  • Maintain organized and accurate talent/commercial files 

New Business 

  • Retention of clients through pro-active, problem solving, respectful working relationships and responsive client service 
  • Expansion of client business into other areas of Business Affairs expertise (e.g., music licensing, IP licensing, production services, etc.) through thorough exploration of the client’s business needs and providing additional services or resources for such 
  • Attend business meetings as needed 
  • Help develop leads/research potential clients if needed 

Special Work Conditions 

  • Sedentary – Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Some positions may entail exerting up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull.  
Compensation is commensurate with various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, skills, training, licensure, certifications, geographic cost of labor, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation range for candidates in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.
The compensation range for this position is:
$75,000$100,000 USD


Cast & Crew provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, health and wellness programs, employee discounts, and more! Note: Cast & Crew benefits are subject to eligibility requirements. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is likely that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

CA residents: Your personal information may be collected in connection with certain services provided by Cast & Crew or its affiliated companies.  A summary of your California privacy rights can be found at:  

Cast & Crew is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

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