Business Representative (Financial Assurances)

SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles, CA
POSITION PURPOSE: The Business Representative is responsible for administering

and coordinating the execution and implementation of SAG-AFTRA Financial

Assurances agreements. In addition, this role will act as liaison between

performers, directors, agents, distributors, and production companies; as well

as assist and consult with other Business Representatives in the process of

evaluating and obtaining financial assurances for theatrical, television, and

other projects where SAG-AFTRA deems necessary.


(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties

performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)

Interpret and enforce contracts.

Obtain and analyze copyright, lien, and business entity and motion picture

searches as requested by Business Representatives or by Theatrical/Television

Department Managers (“TTDM”) in connection with projects involving financial


Review and analyze chain-of-title documentation as requested by Business

Representatives in connection with projects or as requested by TTDM.

Identify all secured parties and the priority order of their secured

interest in relevant projects, along with assisting Business Representatives in

preparing appropriate interparty and intercreditor agreements.

Prepare detailed reports (1) documenting results of all research conducted

involving copyrights, liens, business entities, and chain-of-title, (2)

recommending to the Business Representatives follow-up and appropriate standard

financial assurances documentation required; and (3) assisting Business

Representative in the obtainment of these documents.

Assist Business Representatives in preparing modified template standard

financial assurances documents to adequately represent research results. This

may include any documents contained in the financial assurances templates

directory available to Business Representatives.

Consult with Legal Department/Financial Assurances (“Legal/FA”) counsel

regarding financial assurances issues documentation or advice recommended beyond

the scope of standard template documents. Once consulted with by Legal/FA

counsel or the Theatrical department managers, as appropriate, the Business

Representative (FA) may prepare customized financial assurances documentation.

Prepare training materials for Business Representatives and departments in

consultation with Legal/FA (as appropriate) relating to financial assurances

handled by the Theatrical and Television Departments.

Inform TTDM (and appropriate Legal/FA) regarding noted shifts and

developments in entertainment industry financing and production practice,

corporate structures, and corporate practice which may affect the SAG-AFTRA’s

financial assurances efforts and goals.

Consult with TTDM (along with Legal/FA counsel as appropriate) in connection

with any other aspects of projects referred to the Legal/FA Department by the

Television and Theatrical Departments.

Research and investigate claims through to resolution

Assist legal department with arbitration process when required.

Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.


(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and

be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential

functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other

combination of skills and abilities.)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively

articulate complex contract issues and compose original correspondence and


Negotiating skills - able to negotiate with diplomacy.

Must have comprehensive mathematical knowledge and abilities.

Must be customer service oriented and have the ability to interact well with

members, performers, studio management and staff with discretion and diplomacy.

Independent problem solving and analytical skills.

Must be proficient in Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Superlative interpersonal skills: a high degree of patience and tact. Must

be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with

people from diverse backgrounds, both internally and externally.

Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and


Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA


Detail oriented.

Ability to work well under pressure and prioritize tasks with multiple


Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.

Must be able to work in a very challenging environment where constructive

feedback from others is encouraged.

Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is

determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion

Must be available and willing to work extended hours (and/or overtime for

applicable non- exempt positions) per day or per week, including weekends, as

SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.

Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such

frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business



Education and/or Experience:

Undergraduate degree or a combination of 5 years of education and experience

in a labor relations or entertainment environment preferred.

Juris Doctor degree a plus, but not required.

Background in contract interpretation and enforcement a plus.

Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:


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