Junior Counsel, Production Legal Lab
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Netflix is changing the way more than 100 million subscribers around the world enjoy entertainment. As a company, we challenge industry norms by challenging one another to think creatively about difficult problems. Our production legal team is no exception. We think critically about the range of legal issues that face our productions, and we act in a manner consistent with our larger culture of freedom and responsibility, one marked by a bias toward action, by leaning into smart risks and taking ownership of bold decisions.
Our production attorneys collaborate with the brightest minds in the business in the counseling, contract development and production oversight aspects of our cutting edge productions in scripted and unscripted series, features, documentaries, animation, and kids and family programming.
Netflix has developed the Production Legal Lab, an entry-level training program designed to help attorneys transition to careers in production legal. Following the completion of the Lab, the Junior Counsel will be assigned to work with in-house production attorneys and paralegals on Netflix originals ranging from scripted and unscripted series to feature films.
The curriculum will include but not be limited to:
-Entertainment law basics, to build a solid foundation of knowledge in content distribution and intellectual property.
-The nuts and bolts of development, including drafting rights acquisition agreements, conducting chain of title analysis, and engaging writers and casting directors.
-Production 101, including drafting above-the-line and below-the-line agreements and providing thoughtful production oversight.
-Instruction and Q&A sessions with subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines, including creative development, finance, physical production, intellectual property, union and labor, music and technology.
-Thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results, and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
-Be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
-Understand and align with our unique business culture.
-Possess strong written communication skills, with a passion for drafting language that is clear, precise, thoughtful, direct and refined.
-Exhibit strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
-J.D., a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
-Application deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
-Acceptance to the Production Legal Lab will be on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged due to limited program capacity.
-Prior applicants may re-apply and will be re-considered.
-Positions will primarily be based in Los Angeles; limited positions may be offered in New York.
-Relocation assistance will not be offered for these positions.
All applicants must submit a resume and a brief explanation of why they are interested in becoming production attorneys. You are only able to upload one document. Please create one pdf file containing both your brief explanation of interest and your resume.