Director, Business and Legal Affairs Unscripted
ConfidentialLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Prominent television production company seeking an experienced entertainment television production attorney with a minimum 5-7 years of unscripted and/or scripted television production legal experience. Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
In this role the candidate will handle the day to day legal functions for multiple unscripted productions and occasional corporate governance. Candidate will be responsible for all legal matters related to production legal affairs including structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of production-related agreements, including location, talent, above-the-line, below-the-line and vendor agreements, and advising on clearance issues. Candidate will also analyze and interpret contracts and provide thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property/copyright.
• Initiate, structure, negotiate and draft agreements
• Interface with production personnel, business/legal affairs and other company executives
• Ability to work under pressure and significant time constraints
• Minimum of 5-7 years of unscripted and/or scripted television production legal experience
• JD degree from top-tier law school
• Member of California State Bar
• Ability to deal effectively with a variety of legal matters at once
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Solid understanding and knowledge of production, copyright and other entertainment legal concepts (e.g., clearance, trademark, etc.)
• Proactive business oriented approach
The successful candidates will also possess the following:
• Passion for production
• Hands-on production experience
• Experience working with all levels of broadcasters and distributors
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