Manager, Content Protection Deal Support

Disney Glendale , AZ 85301

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

It's the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It's hard to define and even harder to create, but that's what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world-class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

As a manager on the distribution deal support branch of the content protection group within the Studio, this position will focus upon the smooth facilitation of technical review during the licensing contract negotiation workflow. The position reports up to the Sr Manager, Content Protection, and will assist in supporting the global content protection team in their efforts to close licensing deals.

Job Type

Full Time

Segment

Studio Entertainment

Category

Studio Operations

Basic Qualifications

  • A solid ability to communicate requirements and exceptions between various business and licensee groups.

  • The ability to coordinate between multiple parties to meet deadlines and milestones established by the Sales teams.

  • The ability to work semi-autonomously within the area of content protection, taking initiative to assist and support global counterparts.

  • The drive to maintain an expansive understanding of internal content protection policies and guidelines, with the ability to translate policies into clear direction and requirements for our relevant stakeholders and licensee partners.

  • A desire to research technologies and platforms with the objective of understanding how they impact the distribution and content security of Disney content.

  • Superb communication skills, written, and oral and ability to negotiate technical issues with third parties

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to apply policy guidelines to new/unknown aspects of the business

  • Strong organization and time management skills, plus an ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Ability to make judgement calls based around legal, commercial, and technical information

  • Fast, accurate, self-motivated learner with ability to question processes and procedures with respect to current or future applications.

  • Interpersonal skills for liaison across all levels within the company including legal, commercial, and technical colleagues

  • Ability to learn and retain new skills as required when supporting a continually changing technical environment

  • Familiarity with digital distribution platforms (such as IPTV, cable, satellite, mobile) as well as streaming technologies for video (such as Adobe FMS, Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, etc.)

  • Familiarity with standard video content distribution and sales models

  • Strong Understanding of DRM systems (such as Google Widevine, Apple Fairplay Streaming, Microsoft PlayReady, Verimatrix VCAS, etc.) and security protocols (like DTCP-IP, HDCP, pRTMP, UPnP, SSL, TLS etc.)

Business

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Required Education

  • College degree or professional certificates preferred, or equal and demonstrable career experience

Postal Code
91201

Responsibilities

  • Manager will act as a liaison between the Sales, Legal, and Technical teams to assist in the completion of licensing contracts.

  • This position requires an absolute eye for detail with respect to the translation of technical capabilities into contractual requirements.

  • This position will support the global content protection group, with focus on EMEA and North America.

  • This position will coordinate the receipt and review of technical questionnaires from the licensees to further and complete the technology review workflow. This entails intake of forms, review of responses, and the return of questions or comments to partners.

  • This position will be responsible for evaluating the submitted responses to technical questionnaires and discussing concerns over the technology with licensee partners and internal stakeholders.

  • This position will prepare approval notes based on the conditions and assumptions established throughout the technology review process.

  • This position will prepare Content Protection Schedules based on the approval notes and work closely with the various content protection Legal groups to reach agreements with the licensees.

  • The manager in this position will be a part of the team who maintains detailed records within the distribution deals tracking system. Upkeep of these records will support content protection colleagues as well as other internal stakeholders.

  • Manager will need to establish and maintain a strong network with technology partners and keep abreast of industry best practices related to distribution policies and content protection guidelines.

Job Description

It's the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It's hard to define and even harder to create, but that's what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world-class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

As a manager on the distribution deal support branch of the content protection group within the Studio, this position will focus upon the smooth facilitation of technical review during the licensing contract negotiation workflow. The position reports up to the Sr Manager, Content Protection, and will assist in supporting the global content protection team in their efforts to close licensing deals.

Basic Qualifications

  • A solid ability to communicate requirements and exceptions between various business and licensee groups.

  • The ability to coordinate between multiple parties to meet deadlines and milestones established by the Sales teams.

  • The ability to work semi-autonomously within the area of content protection, taking initiative to assist and support global counterparts.

  • The drive to maintain an expansive understanding of internal content protection policies and guidelines, with the ability to translate policies into clear direction and requirements for our relevant stakeholders and licensee partners.

  • A desire to research technologies and platforms with the objective of understanding how they impact the distribution and content security of Disney content.

  • Superb communication skills, written, and oral and ability to negotiate technical issues with third parties

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to apply policy guidelines to new/unknown aspects of the business

  • Strong organization and time management skills, plus an ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Ability to make judgement calls based around legal, commercial, and technical information

  • Fast, accurate, self-motivated learner with ability to question processes and procedures with respect to current or future applications.

  • Interpersonal skills for liaison across all levels within the company including legal, commercial, and technical colleagues

  • Ability to learn and retain new skills as required when supporting a continually changing technical environment

  • Familiarity with digital distribution platforms (such as IPTV, cable, satellite, mobile) as well as streaming technologies for video (such as Adobe FMS, Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, etc.)

  • Familiarity with standard video content distribution and sales models

  • Strong Understanding of DRM systems (such as Google Widevine, Apple Fairplay Streaming, Microsoft PlayReady, Verimatrix VCAS, etc.) and security protocols (like DTCP-IP, HDCP, pRTMP, UPnP, SSL, TLS etc.)

Required Education

  • College degree or professional certificates preferred, or equal and demonstrable career experience

Responsibilities

  • Manager will act as a liaison between the Sales, Legal, and Technical teams to assist in the completion of licensing contracts.

  • This position requires an absolute eye for detail with respect to the translation of technical capabilities into contractual requirements.

  • This position will support the global content protection group, with focus on EMEA and North America.

  • This position will coordinate the receipt and review of technical questionnaires from the licensees to further and complete the technology review workflow. This entails intake of forms, review of responses, and the return of questions or comments to partners.

  • This position will be responsible for evaluating the submitted responses to technical questionnaires and discussing concerns over the technology with licensee partners and internal stakeholders.

  • This position will prepare approval notes based on the conditions and assumptions established throughout the technology review process.

  • This position will prepare Content Protection Schedules based on the approval notes and work closely with the various content protection Legal groups to reach agreements with the licensees.

  • The manager in this position will be a part of the team who maintains detailed records within the distribution deals tracking system. Upkeep of these records will support content protection colleagues as well as other internal stakeholders.

  • Manager will need to establish and maintain a strong network with technology partners and keep abreast of industry best practices related to distribution policies and content protection guidelines.

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