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The Complex Business & Legal Affairs team is seeking an experienced Attorney to negotiate, draft and manage various agreements in support of the acquisition, production, and distribution of video programming as well as to provide day-to-day support in a variety of general business issues emerging in a start-up media enterprise.  This Attorney will work closely with Los Angeles & New York-based colleagues and will report to the Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs - Production.

The Attorney must have substantive transactional experience from a respected law practice, studio or television network and be able to apply the strategic negotiation and drafting skills acquired in support of a variety of practice areas.  The individual must be able to work independently, multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly and have the ability to independently exercise sound judgment, make sound decisions, and perform under minimal supervision on a daily basis.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Negotiate and draft all development and production agreements for films, series and other original content productions across all media platforms (e.g., rights acquisition, talent agreements, producer agreements, license agreements, co-finance agreements, guild and union agreements and other agreements in connection with the development and production of original content).
  • At the direction of the Senior Counsel, work on other general business and legal affairs matters typically required of a studio and/or a network.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • JD from a respected law school
  • Active member of California bar or eligible for Registered In-House Counsel status
  • 3+ years of business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment
  • A strong background in the area of copyright law (US and foreign) and intellectual property matters
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Self-reliant and highly organized, with the ability to pay high attention to detail
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle high volume of agreements with accurate execution

 

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