ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Business Affairs Executive - Wellington

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Affairs Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission.  This is a permanent full-time legal role based in Wellington and reporting to the Head of Business Affairs.  The role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your legal skills and knowledge within an exciting industry and dynamic work environment.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and initiative.  You will provide legal support within the team, drafting and negotiating production financing contracts; providing legal advice, contract review and drafting support to NZFC staff; assisting with the preparation and review of sales and distribution contracts; assisting with the NZFC’s legislative compliance; and providing commercial advice to film makers.

The ideal applicant will also have:

  • An LLB and ideally have also completed Professional Legal Studies (Profs)
  • Two to four years’ post qualification experience
  • A passion for, and ideally experience, working in the NZ and/or international screen industry
  • Initiative, sound judgement and the ability to work autonomously
  • The ability to cope effectively with a multi task work load
  • Articulate with the ability to think on your feet
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with other staff and film makers

Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

To apply, please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to  Applications close 9am Thursday 26 April 2018.

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) invests in original and culturally significant films, encourages talented New Zealand filmmakers through developing career pathways and facilitating connections offshore, and works to increase the number of people seeing New Zealand films here and overseas.  The NZFC is also responsible for promoting New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas and attracting international screen productions to New Zealand.