Guru Studio
Work From Home / Remote, AP

Manager of Business Affairs

Guru Studio's dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.

Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto based entertainment company is looking for a Manager of Business Affairs who is responsible for the preparation and tracking of all business and legal documents and assisting in all production financing.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing and administering various production, distribution and development-related business affairs activities, including communicating and tracking contractual obligations, payments, approval requirements
  • Liaising on screen credits, insurance, broadcaster requirements, Canadian-content and tax credit compliance
  • Analyze and advise on rights management and contractual obligations, music, piracy and infringement claims and intellectual property matters (chain of title, trademarks and copyrights)
  • Advise on questions that arise under applicable union and guild collective bargaining agreements
  • Analyze key agreements for key information to production and distribution, prepare deal summaries, credit obligations, contractual restrictions, etc. for all productions
  • Prepare and submit applications for public and private funding sources, including tax credit applications
  • Understand the provincial and federal tax credit and Canadian-content regulations (i.e. OMDC, SODEC, CAVCO), and the compliance regulations for each credit, and assist production with adhering to such requirements.
  • Generate guild signatory and compliance documentation, calculate residuals estimates, and manage the guild process for each project
  • Draft and track the execution of various above-the-line agreements (writers, producers, directors and actors), utilizing legal templates
  • Follow and contribute toward improving “best practices”, as well as creative problem solving and troubleshooting on day-to-day business affairs-production matters
  • Liaise with all other departments including production, finance, distribution, postproduction on various business affairs issues and providing general business affairs support



  • Minimum of 5- 7 years business affairs experience and/or equivalent legal and entertainment industry experience
  • Knowledgeable of the Canadian content regulatory system
  • Experienced with industry unions, guilds and a variety of contracts
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Highly reliable, with the ability to self-manage, problem solve and exercise excellent judgement
  • Able to excel in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication, drafting and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to analyze and summarize


Guru is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates the diversity of its employees. We are dedicated to employment equity and welcome applications from people from all Indigenous groups, races, religions, genders and people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience during our recruitment process and are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible ‎environment where candidates and ‎employees feel valued and respected. Guru strives to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed in the recruitment process as all other candidates. If you have a disability, you may request ‎to be accommodated at any time. Guru will work with all candidates to ‎‎accommodate individual accessibility needs to the point of undue hardship.

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please note this is a Remote position


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Additional Details

Category: Finance
Guru Studio
110 Spadina Avenue
Work From Home / Remote, AP,
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Tags: Film, Video, Business, Remote
Posted: Dec 15, 2021
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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