Sr. Counsel, Legal Affairs
Universal PicturesUniversal City, CA
Full Time Job
The Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs will be part of a team responsible for negotiating and drafting acquisition, development and production agreements, which includes agreements for talent, on behalf of Universal Pictures.
include, but are not limited to:
Draft, review, analyze and interpret a variety of contracts in an accurate and timely manner and provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues.
Responsible for all legal matters during production, including but not limited to evaluating rights/chain of title issues, clearance matters, guild issues, advertising, promotion and publicity issues.
Advise and interface with a broad range of departments to implement production legal policies and procedures, including creative, business, production, finance, labor and employment, marketing, promotions, insurance and tax.
Advise on questions that arise under applicable union and guild collective bargaining agreements.
Address complex matters with initiative and minimal supervision.
Minimum 7 years of production legal experience at a motion picture or television company or major entertainment law firm.
JD degree from an accredited law school.
Member of the California State Bar or Registered with the California Bar as in-house counsel.
A strong background in copyright law (both US and foreign) and intellectual property matters is required.
Outstanding negotiation, drafting and analytical skills.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and be able to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
Have a problem-solving approach.
Be self-motivated and have a very strong work ethic.
Superior organizational skills and ability to handle and track a high-volume workload.
Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are all essential in this fast-paced environment.