Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs - France
Full Time Job
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With the fast growing number of productions across scripted series, docs, unscripted and Films, including highly successful French shows such as ''Lupin'', Netflix continues to expand its presence in France and seeks an experienced business and legal affairs executive to join Netflix's growing French Originals initiative.
Based in Paris, the role is on the Business & Legal Affairs team and will be focused on supporting the growing slate of Netflix original content produced in French language. The candidate will be a key contributor in scaling our French language content operations, working alongside creative partners to structure content production and acquisition agreements and carry out Netflix' objectives in France. In doing so, the candidate will be responsible for understanding the legal landscape and production customs and developing and executing on Netflix's strategy as necessary to bring local content to Netflix's global streaming platform.
In particular, the candidate will be involved in negotiating production and acquisition deals for programming either with third-party local partners or directly with talent and representatives, as well as overseeing business and legal affairs matters during production. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with deal-making and production legal issues in the French film & TV marketplace especially in the context of the AVMS implementation and independent production requirements. The role requires a deep knowledge of the business and legal intricacies of the French media sector, creative thinking, good judgment, the ability to collaborate strongly within a team, and the flexibility to quickly pivot within a strategy.
The successful candidate will have 7 years of broad-based entertainment experience in France with both the legal and business aspects of production and distribution. Including; direct experience structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements for commissioning and development of film and television content, including talent, vendor and other contributor agreements; thorough knowledge and practical experience of guild/union clearance; and knowledge of the European film and TV distribution / production landscape. Experience providing in-house support in a major studio, television network and/or entertainment company is preferred. Fluency in English and native French are essential requirements for this role.