Film Distribution Manager at Apata and Ascott Limited
Apata And Ascott Limited
2d ago
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Job Details

Job Title : Film Distribution Manager

Job Brief

  • The Film Distribution Manager will be responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the distribution of film materials.
  • He will also be responsible for promoting and ensuring wide publicity of the Cinemas movies.

    Duties / Responsibilities

  • Ability to negotiate and create network with other film Distributors, Clients and all cinemas across West Africa
  • Protect film materials and ensure great administration to secure and record movie materials sent and received from 3rd parties (producers and exhibitors)
  • Ability to provide strategy plans required to ensure titles are successful
  • Analyse all cinemas schedules and ensure revenue sharing ratio percentage (%) for each title agreed by film bookers from both parties is suitable to generate revenue for the titles released.
  • Possess analytical skills to evaluate data from various members of cinema chains.
  • In charge of negotiation with sponsors partners to promote titles and leverage cost of FD OPEX.
  • Possess good communication skill to negotiate with film Nollywood producers and create great relationships to build trust and confidence to release films.
  • Maintains awareness of market trends in the Cinema and entertainment industry, understanding forthcoming customer initiatives and monitoring what competitors are doing.
  • Analyse trends of film from Competitive Position Release Schedule and be able to position films to suit the consumers and ensure the title generate maximum revenue for western Africa cinemas.
  • Liaise with Film Distributors for film releases to ensure they reach bigger audiences.
  • Understand the Nigeria film market trends and use tools such as ComScore data to analyse and position movie titles for best financial results for both Distribution and cinemas.
  • Ensure proper promotion and publicity of movies to generate sales
  • Accurately set contracts and ensure sharing ratio are favourable to maximize revenue for both cinemas, distribution and film producers.
  • Liaise with Marketing & PR Agencies for film’s promotion and publicity across different regions.
  • Ensure that the company’s titles are position in high traffic window period
  • Possess great passion for movies, understand movies historical revenue and admissions figures and analyse current titles in comparison with historical movie data for both Hollywood and Nollywood
  • Ability to determine the suitability of a movie for cinemas or local TV release.
  • Accurately project revenue for each title release and number of window weeks to be showcase at different territories.
  • Understand Nigeria and West Africa demographics and trends of its customers and position titles accordingly for success of FD and cinemas.
  • Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working as a Film and Distribution Manager, ideally within a similar cinema / entertainment industry
  • Ability to gauge and make legal contractual decisions of all titles received from either studios or local producers and determine terms to suit both parties
  • Possess presentation skills and ability to justify financial and operation performance of all titles released to top Management
  • Ability to coordinate Marketing and hosting release title of the FD
  • In charge of getting sponsors for hosting movies for publicity and the success of the title
  • Possess knowledge of both marketing and commercial platforms movies.
  • Pays attention to detail with expert knowledge
  • Able to carry put wide research of the movie industry
  • Possess strategic and leadership abilities to ensure successful sales of movies
  • Possess vast knowledge of the industry and movie market
  • Able to negotiate with all key stakeholders
  • Able to delegate to ensure the 212 screens in Nigeria and West Africa are fully utilized
  • Able to use Microsoft applications for the purpose of the business
  • Analytical and Numerical skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Problem Solving, and Decision-Making Skills
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