Following the confirmation last week of plans to establish a UK Digital Funding Group, the CEA has today begun the search for an experienced professional to take the group forward.
As detailed in an advert appearing in the next edition of Screen International, the CEA is looking to recruit – initially on a six month contract – an individual with the following qualities:
Experience of work in film distribution and/or exhibition at a senior level, with an understanding of the key industry issues and processes between the two sectors;
Experience of digital cinema contracts and/or deployment;
Knowledge of the major US studios and international distributors, including the key decision-makers on issues around digital cinema;
Proven negotiating skills; and
Experience of running an organisation at director or a similar senior level.
Key initial tasks for the successful candidate will be to: establish the necessary business, governance and financial structures for the group; undertake an analysis of the current market for digital cinema in relation to group members; and, through discussion with potential funding partners and others, to identify those approaches which might provide a ‘best fit’ for group members with regard to financial support.
The closing date for applications for the post, for which a competitive salary is offered dependent on experience, is Friday 4 September.