MANAGER OF RIGHTS & TALENT
The VaynerMedia Manager of Rights & Talent is an Agency expert on vendor and talent estimates, negotiations, contracts and rights and clearance. You will provide oversight to digital, broadcast and industrial projects across clients and all Agency’s offices. This person is a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and able to work in a fast paced creative environment. Being a team player and communicating within a fast paced working environment comes easily to you. You are also resourceful, responsive, and eager to get the job done - all with a smile on your face.
The role sits within the studio production department, and reports to the Director of Production.
- Review creative materials (concepts, storyboard, various cuts) and advise Agency teams on talent, copyright and intellectual property issues, determine where clearances are necessary, and advise on next steps (escalating to Legal team, as appropriate)
- Participate in all production project scoping discussions, providing Producers and Client teams with accurate estimates for talent session fees, usage, residuals, and all other talent and music fees, and other costs of production
- Negotiate and administer all necessary production contracts, clearances, and approvals:
- Independent Contractors
- Production Services Agreements
- Talent Agreements
- Issue talent contracts, session reports and final casts.
- Pay session, holding fees, usage and renegotiations in compliance with SAG/AFTRA/ACTRA
- Coordinate with Extreme Reach (or other client-preferred paymaster), as applicable for all talent payment
- Licensing (music, footage, etc.)
- Working with existing VaynerMedia preferred vendors
- Working with legal to onboard new vendors, as needed
- Materials Releases
- Location Releases
- Minor Forms
- Manage intellectual property rights and clearance acquisitions (including tracking any term limitations and advising Client teams regarding upcoming expirations)
- Escalate production-related issues (including contracting issues or negotiations) to Legal team, as applicable
- Advise Agency teams and Clients on union rules, regulations and best practices
- Prepare and administer education seminars for teams and departments on relevant rights and talent topics and practices
- Audit and oversee the final delivery of production project wrap books for completeness and accuracy as it relates to involved talent, production partners & vendors, property materials usage and/or licensing, and locations
- Work with Agency legal counsel on issues including updating releases, contract templates, risk assessment, and indemnifications