1Community (1C) is an entertainment production and co-finance company using the power of storytelling to drive real-world impact. Founded in 2018 by veteran producer and activist Scott Budnick, 1C invests in projects with the potential to make “guerrilla impact,” finding bold new takes on the most pressing issues of our time.

The Business Affairs Executive will be responsible for the negotiation and documentation of deals related to 1Community’s content slate. This role reports to the Head of Content and the CEO, and supports the Content team by drafting, negotiating, and executing agreements for any deals made for rights, writers, producers, directors and actors in connection with the development, production and financing of these projects.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers, production companies, studios, networks and outside attorneys. This person must possess knowledge of entertainment industry ageements with an emphasis on film co-financing and independent productions, guild and union regulations (DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, PGA, IATSE), contract law, media law, and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry).

Must be primarily experienced in all aspects of independent and studio feature film deals including rights, sales, finance agreements and production legal. General experience in the following areas is preferred: live action, scripted and unscripted television production; live stage, distribution/acquisition agreements; copyright; trademark; defamation; guild obliigations and rights of publicity and privacy.


• Synthesize complex deal points and reduce them to clear, effective contract language
• Troubleshoot and address issues related to existing and prospective deals
• Provide analysis and advice in connection with intellectual property matters, claims, clearances, and other matters arising out of the day-to-day operations
• Manage several projects in active development and production by coordinating with department executives regarding budgets, clearances, calendars, and approvals
• Prepare legal documents and redlines, including certificates of authorship, certificates of engagement and separation of rights agreements; respond to comments from third parties
• Effective and efficient coordination with outside legal counsel
• Analyze contracts in response to business questions and provide necessary contractual/research information to 1Community executives and board of directors
• Follow “best practices” and contribute towards improving deal parameters, deal memo templates, departmental process and procedures, as well as providing creative problem solving on deals and projects
• Work with Operations Department on tracking of contractual options for properties and talent, payments, and deal summaries
• Work with Impact Department on reviewing consulting agreements and providing advice on legal implications associated with campaigns
• Work with Operations Department to implement and maintain company’s participation in Inclusion Rider and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts when constructing deals


• Minimum of 5 years business affairs experience within the entertainment industry;
• Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science and JD or JD/MBA;
• Analytical and writing skills with strong business and financial acumen;
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent negotiation, drafting, and writing skills; as well as the ability to problem solve in an efficient, business-friendly, creative manner;
• Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, and with a keen attention to detail;
• Ability to work collaboratively with team members;
• Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills;
• Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language;
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.


• Full-Time position will be located in an office a minimum of 3 days a week, within Metro Los Angeles area.
• Position reports to the Head of Content and CEO.
• Benefits Include:
o Company sponsored Healthcare, Dental and Vision plans
o Company 401K plan offered
o Generous holiday schedule and vacation benefits

1Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1Community does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Please submit resume and cover letter to administrative@1community.com.

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