Film and TV International Sales Distribution Executive - ASIA

London - with travel to Asia
£40k +
27 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Online, TV
Business Type
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Film and TV International Sales Distribution Executive - ASIA


Our client are a leading international Film and TV production and distribution specialist with plans to expand into the Asian market - could you help take them there?

The company

With offices in Canada, LA and here in London, our client leads the way in the development, financing, production and distribution of high quality TV programming, being one of the largest suppliers in the niche of highly commercial TV movies.

The role

  • Grow  revenue by successfully licensing American TV series and TV movies to Asian TV broadcasters and VOD platforms:
  • Research and keep ahead of the fast changing Asian TV landscape, using industry e-zines, news articles, contacts in your network etc. to be able to:
  • Identify and track suitable broadcast partners for our content (keeping ahead of re-brands, channel launches, failing slots, new media etc.)
  • Understand your broadcasters' slots/schedules/target demographic/brand/key competition
  • Be in regular contact with the broadcasters (will involve some cold-calling initially), attend key TV markets, such as ATF and MIPCOM, plus 2-3 individual trips to territories in Asia per year to meet clients locally
  • All the above with the aim of Licensing TV programs  to the broadcasters
  • Windowing TVOD/SVOD/Pay TV/Basic TV/Free TV rights in the most profitable way
  • Carving out languages/rights to maximise the number of possible deals in the same territory

The person

  • 1 to 3 years' experience in sales of TV programming. Experience in selling commercial TV movies and dramatic TV series is a plus. Experience in Asia is a plus.
  • A driven and proactive nature
  • Excellent verbal and written skills - an ability to elicit responses from multi-national, busy broadcasters
  • Knowledge and interest in other countries and cultures, specifically Asia
  • Efficiency and organisation - managing your own workday and travel, recording information
  • Enjoyment of logical thinking and ability to work through complex rights puzzles
  • An Asian language is a bonus, but not essential. Particularly Mandarin, Japanese, Korean

You can see the true potential and scope for success of this role so don't waste any time, send us your CV now and take the next steps towards sealing your dream job!