The Plot Pictures

Film Acquisitions and Distribution Executive (Asia)

The Plot Pictures • Dubai - United Arab Emirates


  • Position
    Acquisitions Executive
  • Start Date
    Apr 01, 2024
  • Location
    Dubai - United Arab Emirates (Travel Required)
  • Rate
    This is a paid position.

Job Description

The Plot Pictures is GCC and MENAT’s first independent narrative studio. Our focus is to create a diverse slate of hyperlocal independent films, TV series, web series that find their space in both local and global audience. Our goal is to internally have a diverse team that is representative of the audience we wish to serve.

Departmental Management:

• Acquire projects from Asian market (India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Pakistan, Singapore) to be distributed in MENAT region
• Attend key markets and festivals to acquire new titles and sell our slate. Become a key public member of the team at key industry events (e.g. Sundance, AFM, MIP, Cannes, EFM)
• Maintain a good relationship with filmmakers, rights holders, distributors and exhibitors
• Collaborate with internal teams (e.g. distribution, marketing, technical, public relations, finance, operations, etc.) project-managing the timeline, updating rights systems, preparing deal summaries so senior stakeholders have a clear outline of each film’s expected release plan.


• Manage the exhibitors team to deliver market specific distribution campaigns for our slate (across all rights categories)
• Own and manage marketing for all Asian titles
• Review Home Entertainment relationships for Asian markets and expand our output with key partners.
• Review and expand further D2C opportunities for TVOD, License Sales & Merchandise through an updated online presence (in partnership with the Marketing team)
• Work with our technical team to ensure all material delivery to all partners (DCP, DVD etc)
• Work with our Finance Team to prepare and circulate monthly internal royalty reports and quarterly royalty reports for Producers.


• 5+ years’ experience in a film acquisitions, distribution and/or marketing role
• Experience in a business affairs role at a studio or an independent production company, distribution, production, sales agency, broadcaster or similar, some formal legal training is desirable but relevant practical experience with demonstrable success is more important. You will be supported by a legal team.
• Experience of Southeast Asian distribution sectors and international sales environment (with practical experience of sales and deal making in these territories).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of the changing media landscape (e.g. SVOD, Corporate Screening license, inflight sales opportunities)
• Strong project management skills.
• Great attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously, to find and solve problems.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and discuss complex accounting treatments to ensure accuracy in royalty reporting.
• Creative, analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize and complete multiple priorities and assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
• Two references who can account for your acquisition and distribution abilities.


• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Film & TV, entertainment studies or media and communication is a must.
• Fluent in English & proficiency in relevant Asian languages.


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