JOIN OUR TEAM: ACQUISITIONS ASSISTANT

Altitude Film Entertainment are looking for a creative, commercially astute and highly proactive Acquisitions Assistant, to take on a key role supporting both the international sales and UK distribution teams, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions.

We are a versatile, entrepreneurial company who welcome new challenges and strive to stay ahead of industry changes. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, collaborative, passionate about film, and looking for a role in which to learn and develop.

Responsibilities:

· Read scripts/watch films and write eloquent, thorough, coverage assessing the project’s creative and commercial potential.

· Make reasoned, decisive judgements on all incoming material.

· Work closely with the Head of Acquisitions to keep track of all UK producers and productions and set meetings where necessary.

· Manage talent and project tracking lists, keeping them up to date.

· Identify new producers and talent relationships.

· Festival prep: organize and manage a tracking list of film titles ahead of each prominent film market i.e Sundance, Berlin, Cannes. Venice, Toronto & AFM.

· Festival prep: set meetings and manage the schedule during each film market.

· Research specific projects (e.g new media, audience trends etc) and write thorough reports.

· Look out for Event Cinema opportunities and be proactive in finding new partnerships

· Attend screenings & events, write reports and meet new contacts.

· Read the industry trades and research online to find information about upcoming films and identify other potential opportunities.

Skills needed:

• Able to read scripts or articles and provide feedback in a fast, efficient manner.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• An active knowledge of the film industry, the changing media landscape and opportunities within independent distribution.

• Effective time management.

• The ability to multitask and work in a busy and dynamic environment.

• Excellent Microsoft Office skills inc. Excel.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Negotiation skills.

• A strong interest in the business of creative industries.

Salary

Entry Level: £20,000–£25,000

Please send your CV with a covering letter to info@altitudefilment.com by Friday December 3rd.

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