Walt Disney PicturesBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
We are seeking an attorney to join the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production Music Business Affairs and Legal Counsel team. We are comprised of music attorneys, paralegals and administrators responsible for music-related business and legal affairs for The Walt Disney Studio. Our projects include music-related matters and talent deals in connection with theatrical and direct-to-consumer releases from all of The Walt Disney Studio's various studio stakeholders including Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, as well as projects and productions for Disney , Hulu, Disney Character Voices International, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions and Marketing.
As a member of the Music Business Affairs and Legal Counsel team, you will be responsible, with supervision, for drafting, negotiating, reviewing and performing analysis of a wide variety of music-related agreements for the various stakeholders. You will, also, provide general legal counsel with respect to all manner of music-related issues arising during the course of motion picture development, production and marketing as well as reviewing and advising on music matters for catalog titles in an accurate and timely manner. You will be working in a supportive role while developing legal expertise, judgment and experience in matters relating to music for motion picture development, production and marketing. Specifically, you will review, analyze and summarize pre-existing music agreements to assess and advise as to existing rights and potential risks and issues; you will assist the primary business affairs executives in the negotiation and drafting of complex composer, songwriter, artist and other talent agreements for domestic and international releases including marketing and promotional agreements, with direct responsibility, subject to supervision and review for certain matters.
• Please note that a Cover Letter is required to apply to this position
• At least 3 years of significant legal experience, of which at least one year includes music industry experience. Experience with a major studio, music publisher or record company reviewing, drafting and negotiating less complex agreements, licenses and other documents for all manner of exploitation is a plus.
• Superior written and oral communication skills, including strong prior drafting abilities and experience presenting to and dealing with senior management and clients
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well in a team environment
• Ability to evaluate and reconcile issues from the business-unit and enterprise level perspective
• Ability to prioritize and take initiative, maintain attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage and follow through on numerous projects
• Ability to work in an environment with a high degree of confidentiality
• Capable of managing changing priorities and deadline pressure during heavy work periods that may require late hours
If you love music and film, are a team player and would enjoy working with a dedicated group of talented music professionals to bring music magic to the screen, please apply via Disney.careers.com
JD degree and California Bar membership or eligibility for registered in-house counsel
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.
Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.