Senior Contract Manager, Business and Legal Affairs
Nickelodeon AnimationBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
• Drafting, negotiating and finalizing a wide variety of agreements, with an emphasis on production and vendor agreements (e.g., vendor agreements, domestic, out-of-state and international), guest releases, premise releases, amendments and other above-the-line personnel agreements as well as some development agreements and below-the-line personnel agreements.
• Analyzing existing agreements, interpreting terms and advising internal clients.
• Managing all aspects of document delivery for original programs, including coordinating among development, movies and current series executives, production management, production companies, and reviewing delivery documentation.
• Facilitating delivery of materials (e.g. insurance certificates, credits) for licensed programs.
• Managing and implementing the documentation and policies to engage overseas studios, above the line personnel, etc.
• Frequent trouble shooting on various business and legal affairs issues.
• Coordinating with various West Coast and East Coast departments (e.g., talent, original programming, production management, etc.) to implement production legal policies and procedures, and to finalize deals.
• Performing other day-to-day business and legal affairs related tasks as needed and as assigned by the Vice President(s), Business and Legal Affairs.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the entertainment industry (a strong knowledge of animation is a plus), or at a law firm or in-house legal department
• Legal writing, contract analysis, and negotiation skills a must
• Bachelor's Degree preferred
• Excellent writing and negotiating skills (including ability to interpret and analyze comments from opposing representation)
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Ability to handle high volume of work, as well as recognize priorities and manage time effectively to meet deadlines; ability to function on an independent basis, with moderate supervision
• Working knowledge of television business (including guild and union) and general entertainment industry helpful.
• Computer skills extremely valuable (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, knowledge/experience setting up databases, tables, knowledge of redlining