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Associate Principal Counsel The candidate's responsibilities: Work closely with senior attorneys and directly with business units on drafting, negotiating and closing distribution agreements for Company content, including first-run series, off-network series, motion pictures and first-run syndicated content to US and Canadian programming services. Work with the Canadian sales team and TWDC distribution business operations and strategy group to structure, draft and negotiate channel carriage agreements with Canadian licensees. Work independently and manage deals with minimal supervision while ensuring Company’s policies, procedures, intellectual property rights and other key concepts are properly addressed. Maintain a clear understanding of and manage various rights issues related to the dissemination of content over multiple distribution platforms, including both traditional and emerging media distribution platforms. Ensure compliance with existing agreements, including exclusivities and windowing restrictions. Coordinate with Company subject matter experts (e.g., tax, music, IP, content protection, litigation, participations, and government relations) to address issues arising from distribution deals. Establish, update and maintain processes and templates to create and maintain efficiencies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law degree from a top-tier, accredited law school. Should have 5+ years of work as an attorney at a law firm or in a media company. Admission to California State Bar Association or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House. Exposure to and an understanding of matters relating to television content distribution. Exposure to and an understanding of matters relating to intellectual property, particularly copyright law. Exposure to drafting complex content distribution agreements for TV distribution, as well as exposure to non-linear "new media" transactions, preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of Canadian laws and regulations relevant to content distribution via various media, including those pertaining to the distribution of US-originating content.
Job ID 455037BR
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