Legal & Business Affairs
TV / Motion Picture / Documentary / Music Videos / Branded Entertainment
Location: New York, NY
The Firm: Global Award Winning Production Company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Germany and Hong Kong
Compensation: $150,000 to $170,000 with 100% paid benefits.
The Director of Legal & Business Affairs will serve as production attorney and counsel for all aspects of television specials, scripted and non-scripted series, feature-length films, documentaries, commercials and music videos as delegated by Executive Producers, Directors, clients, and other personnel, as well as outside counsel. This is an in-house position that affords great work / life balance for someone who works well in a highly creative environment.
Job Primary Responsibilities:
Negotiate, draft and review personal services agreements for talent (including directors and key crew), non-disclosure agreements, location agreements, appearance releases, materials releases, vendor agreements and production services agreements.
Oversee archival licensing for company projects with the goal of streamlining and standardizing the process.
Conduct pre-broadcast clearance review for defamation, right of publicity/privacy, copyright, trademark and other matters, as appropriate and commensurate with background.
Job Qualifications and Requirements
JD degree and a minimum 2-4 years of recent law firm or in-house counsel experience with an emphasis on production counsel work for non-scripted and scripted television and film projects.
Must have excellent contract-drafting, interpersonal, and time-management skills.
Experience with branded entertainment, commercials and music matters a plus, but not required.
Should exhibit good business and legal judgment while working on multiple projects at once and under time constraints.
Must be admitted to practice law in New York State.
This executive should enjoy working in a highly creative environment.
Filcro Media Staffing
295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017