Attorney - Entertainment
FilmNation EntertainmentNew York, NY
Full Time Job
COORDINATOR, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS
Business & Legal Affairs | New York, NY, United States
*FilmNation Entertainment is looking for a junior lawyer to join the business and legalaffairs team in our New York office.
This role will report to the Manager and EVP of Business & Legal Affairs and will touch on many aspects of FilmNation's activities as a producer, financier and international distributor of high quality feature films.
Principal responsibilities will include coordinating the process of accepting the delivery of legal materials to FilmNation from third party producers; delivering legal materials from FilmNation to film distributors around the world, and providing legal services in connection with the pre-production, production and post production of FilmNation produced films. The position will also require the execution of various administrative tasks such as managing FilmNation's contract database, working with FilmNation's finance team to coordinate invoicing and payment schedules, and drafting and filing various corporate documents.
A sample of what you'll do:Review various film agreements including cast agreements, crew agreements, location agreements, clearances and music licenses to confirm they comply with FilmNation delivery requirements. Draft various delivery documents including chain of title affidavits, certificates of origin, product placement declarations, etc. Review marketing materials against credit summaries to ensure they comply with legal requirements Draft and negotiate music licenses. Draft day and weekly riders for actors. Draft and negotiate key crew agreements, location agreements and clearances. Create third party obligation summaries and track all credit obligations.
What we are looking for:
JD required, and NY or CA Bar license or license pending
At least 1 year of experience in an entertainment law setting (internships are fine)
Detail-oriented, analytical, and results-driven. An ability to perform well under pressure, and excellent project management skills.
A strong work ethicAbove all, a passion for film & all things FilmNation
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