SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Valence MediaBeverly Hills, CA
Full Time Job
MRC has an immediate opening for a Senior Vice President of Television Business and Legal Affairs. This position will report to the President of Television Business and Legal Affairs and is comprised of approximately 70% business affairs and 30% legal affairs.
As SVP, Television Business and Legal Affairs, you will be a key team leader responsible for handling all business and legal matters surrounding the production of multiple scripted television shows. This position requires a team player and business minded lawyer who possesses good common sense and judgment, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to thrive in a growing business environment. This position requires a highly skilled negotiator with experience in handling a wide range of legal issues and drafting various agreements
• Analyze deal opportunities and formulate business strategies with respect to various scripted television development and production matters.
• Structure, negotiate and draft a high volume of scripted development and production agreements, including license agreements, producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, rights agreements and talent/test option agreements.
• Oversee and manage various aspects of scripted production, working with a broad range of in-house personnel (e.g., creative, production, other attorneys, etc.).
• Develop and suggest policies and parameters in connection with various business practices.
• Advise senior management in connection with deal strategies and complex business and legal matters.
• Maintain relationships with key agencies, managers and attorneys in the entertainment community.
• 7 years prior experience at an entertainment law firm and/or major media studio/ entertainment company with substantial experience in scripted television development and production.
• Extensive and in-depth knowledge of negotiating and documenting entertainment scripted transactions with an ability to operate independently with minimal supervision.
• Must be detail oriented and possess superior negotiation, drafting, organizational and time management skills.
• Solid working knowledge of guild and union issues and various entertainment industry customs and practices.
• Previously established relationships with agents, managers and attorneys in the entertainment community.
• Must have a cooperative, positive, team-oriented approach.
• Ability to develop highly effective and productive working relationships with senior company executives.
• Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and succinct manner both verbally and in writing.
• JD degree from top tier law school.
• Admission to the California State Bar
*PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CANDIDATES WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN SCRIPTED TELEVISION (ONE HOUR DRAMA) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE.