Senior Originals Licensing Attorney
HuluSanta Monica, CA
Full Time Job
Hulu is looking to add to its legal team a senior attorney with significant television experience to focus on negotiating, drafting and closing license and distribution agreements for Hulu's original content programming. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working at a major television studio or network or an online video distributor negotiating and drafting original content agreements.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
This person will work directly with Hulu's business teams in all phases of each Originals project, so it is important that this person have the ability to counsel Hulu's business teams from both a business and legal perspective. At a high level, this person will be heavily involved in expanding Hulu's content lineup and reach across key platforms and devices. More specifically, the Originals licensing attorney will be responsible for leading negotiations and drafting agreements for the production, development and financing of Hulu's original content programming, as well as establishing Originals policies and practices. Experience negotiating and drafting license agreements for original content, production services agreements, co-production agreements and finance-related agreements is a must. In addition, this person will be required to negotiate and draft deals for Hulu's acquired content, so experience with license agreements for acquired content is favored. An important component of this job will involve seeking input and driving consensus across the company's various business units as deal terms are crafted and finalized. So that means this person will also work closely with the distribution, marketing, technology, product and finance teams.
WHAT TO BRING
This job is intended primarily for candidates who are currently serving as in-house counsel at a major television studio or network or an online video distributor. We will also consider law firm candidates with experience representing major studios or networks, online video distributors and/or production companies in television and digital distribution transactions. Specific criteria we are looking for:
• Juris Doctorate degree from a top tier law school
• 8-15 years of total legal experience
• 6-10 years of original content licensing experience at an online video distributor, television studio and/or entertainment law firm is required
• 2-4 years at a nationally-recognized law firm focusing on corporate transactions (M&A, finance, securities) or other media/entertainment is preferred
• A very strong understanding of technology, consumer electronics and the internet is preferred
• Familiarity with guild rules and production legal is preferred
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