Legal & Business Affairs Executive
Full Time Job
Location: Germany - Berlin, Germany - Cologne, Germany - Hamburg, Germany - Munich, United Kingdom - London
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) Deutschland GmbH develops and produces reality television formats, documentary entertainmentt, comedy shows, drama series and films for public and private television networks and international streaming providers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Our productions include successful fiction / non-fiction formats such as ''Bares für Rares'', ''Der Bachelor'', ''First Dates'', ''Wilsberg'', ''Marie Brand'', ''Friesland''.
The Legal & Business Affairs Executive is responsible for delivering high quality legal affairs advice to production teams which is technically excellent, trusted and in accordance with the commercial imperatives of the business. Reporting to the Director of Legal and Business Affairs and working closely with the business as part of a small legal team, the role will be responsible for dealing with legal matters arising throughout programme production process (from development through to broadcast and) across the spectrum of non-scripted and scripted programming. The role will also work closely with legal colleagues in the larger Warner Media International legal team. .
• Drafting and advising on agreements for the development of scripted and non-scripted programming, including development, talent and format agreements.
• Drafting and advising on programme production agreements, including commissioning , presenter, cast and contributor agreements, location agreements, writers' agreement and production services agreements
• Advising productions on rights issues, clearance issues and compliance matters,
• Conducting production 'set up' meetings to advise teams on legal and compliance issues that may be relevant during production
• Preparing and or distributing production protocols and guidance notes for production teams in relation to key areas, such as anti-bribery and corruption policies, child licensing, data protection and editorial compliance, working closely with specialist legal teams at Warner Media International.
• Advising on copyright and trademark matters
The successful candidate will be a versatile, hard-working and technically excellent qualified lawyer with with up to 5 years relevant post-qualification experience working at a law firm, broadcaster or production company. Experience of both non-scripted and scripted television work is preferable but not essential. You will need to have:
• A solid understanding of copyright law and of the ownership of rights in content and underlying material
• Excellent attention to detail
• The ability to organize and manage a demanding workload and to work to tight deadlines
• A team player attitude but comfortable working independently
• Approachable manner, with good listening and communication skills and an ability to interact with people at all levels of the business.
Fluent in written and spoken German and the ability to work in English is required.
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