International Sales Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
20 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Job Type

Protagonist Pictures is looking for an International Sales Manager to join the sales team and sell feature films to specific territories. This position will report to the Managing Director, Sales & Distribution.  
A competitive candidate will have 3+ years of international sales/ distribution experience, excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, a passion for new media and evolving distribution models and audio-visual content of all kinds. Candidate must be extremely detail oriented, have a willingness to work hard and be a good team player. Experience in Rentrack, iRights, and foreign languages are highly desirable.
The Role

  • Direct responsibility for sales in specific territories.
  • Work in conjunction with Managing Director, Sales & Distribution on certain territories.
  • Attendance at major film markets and festivals.
  • Read scripts for acquisitions potential.
  • Put down estimates for territories he/she handles directly.
  • Keep up department’s administration  (rights database, sales documents, producer reports) with the help of the sales assistant.
  • Research emerging digital platforms.
  • Work closely with marketing to oversee the release of a film in his/ her territories.

This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to continue to evolve his/ her career in the international film business and work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and friendly environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is based in London.  

Please send your C.V. and cover letter to by Friday, September 29th.

About Protagonist:
Protagonist Pictures is an international finance, production and sales company which has a proven track record in outstanding films and commercial successes. Based in the UK, the company handles films from around the world, always maintaining a strong focus on filmmakers with exceptional vision and storytelling skills.
Protagonist’s current successes on releases around the world include Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire with its ensemble cast of Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Jack Reynor; Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery with Rooney Mara, Jason Segel and Robert Redford, William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth. Other titles include the 2017 Directors’ Fortnight Art Cinema Award Winner The Rider from Chloé Zhao to be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, The Florida Project from Sean Baker to be distributed by A24, 2017 Un Certain Regard Official Selection April’s Daughter from writer, director, producer Michel Franco and Toronto International Film Festival 2017 Official Selections Beast, from Director Michael Pearce, and Dark River starring Ruth Wilson.
Currently in post-production are Richard Loncraine’s Finding Your Feet, Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch, Kristoffer Nyholm’s Keepers, and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War which will be distributed by Amazon Studios. In production are Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir from Executive Producer Martin Scorsese and Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia shooting in Ireland, and coming soon are Paramour, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and  Juan Cabral’s Two/One starring Boyd Holbrook.

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