UK Rights Director
– Posted July 19th 2016
Samuel French, the world’s leading theatre licensing agency, is looking for a dynamic UK Rights Director to join its London office.
For more than 180 years Samuel French has been licensing and publishing plays and musicals in both the UK and the USA. Today its unique theatrical catalogue comprises 10,000 titles that are licensed for both amateur and professional performance, as well as publication as the famous Samuel French Acting Editions.
The UK Rights Director is part of Samuel French’s global acquisitions team in London and New York, and is responsible for representing Samuel French in acquiring performance and publishing rights from UK authors and theatrical agents.
Duties include researching the UK theatre market to identify new acquisition and publishing opportunities; negotiating the acquisition and contracts for global and territorial rights; and working with our publishing and licensing teams to help bring the Samuel French catalogue to market.
Candidates must have a minimum of five years’ experience in the theatre industry in a related position, such as theatrical agent, literary manager, dramaturge, or artistic director; an extensive set of working relationships within the theatre community; and a deep and current knowledge of the dramatic canon.
The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator, with the self-confidence and charisma to proactively represent Samuel French in the marketplace. He/she will possess both literary and commercial judgement, have excellent project management skills, and the ability to take initiative as well as to work as part of a team.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying, your CV, and a note of your current salary to:
Douglas Schatz, Managing Director, Samuel French Ltd, 52 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5JR, email@example.com .
Applications close on Wednesday 27th July 2016.