Imagine EntertainmentBeverly Hills, CA
Full Time Job
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Imagine is seeks an exceptional junior to mid-level transactional attorney to handle day-to-day business affairs, development and production legal functions in a fast paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment. The attorney will report to the company's Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs and support all aspects of the business affairs department, including development agreements and production legal with a focus on scripted television.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for film & TV production legal, hands-on production experience and a deep understanding of scripted television development and production.
Responsibilities will include structuring, drafting, negotiating, reviewing and commenting on a wide range of business affairs deal structure and production-related agreements, such as: script deals, director attachments, development agreements (option, shopping and attachment agreements; director/producer/writer term sheets); above-the-line talent deals; production legal agreements (appearance releases, location agreements, materials releases, license agreements); indemnities; production services agreements; staff/crew deal memos; vendor contracts and others.
The attorney will handle a busy slate of development projects in addition to advising on matters relating to insurance, risk, clearance, intellectual property and rights issues, and overall best production practices.
Familiarity with scripted television and WGA & SAG strongly preferred. This position may be asked to perform other job-related duties as assigned, including assisting in building a document management system.
• JD degree from top-tier law school;
• Member in good standing of California State Bar;
• Minimum 2-3 years experience as an attorney at a top-tier entertainment law firm servicing scripted television projects and development/production legal matters.
• Ability to deal effectively and calmly in a very fast paced, high volume environment with a variety of legal matters;
• Impeccable communication, negotiation, attention to detail and drafting skills;
• Solid understanding, experience and knowledge of television production and production legal;
• Strong working relationship with network business affairs and legal affairs attorneys and agents;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
Must have work authorization to work in the United States
IMAGINE considers applicants for all positions without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, ancestry, sex, gender (including the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, including without limitation, breastfeeding or related conditions, national origin, marital or familial status, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, registered domestic partnership status (as defined by California Family Code § 297), family care or medical leave status, medical condition (including genetic information and characteristics), physical disability or mental disability, citizenship status, ethnicity, possession of a driver's license under California Vehicle Code § 12801.9, religion, religious dress and grooming, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance and state and federal laws.
Imagine is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. Imagine is well-known for numerous hits including A Beautiful Mind, Arrested Development, 24, and Empire.
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