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Senior Counsel The candidate will be setting protocols for individual productions, analyzing massive amounts of information and presenting it to executives in a clear and concise manner, while remaining unflustered in juggling dozens of projects at once. Will effectively manage team of three to four professionals. Review and analyze background checks, psychological and medical evaluations, and other information to identify potential legal and media risks with respect to show participants. Review and analyze background checks for crew members for same. Advise Business and Legal Affairs Executives and Production Executives on child labor laws in all 50 states and internationally including: permitting, hours restrictions, trust accounts, education, and parental supervision requirements. Subsequently fill out child labor applications and follow up on the issuing of child labor permits and additional requirements. Review and execute legal documents pertaining to child contract affirmations. Review visas and supporting documentation to ensure that non-citizens have the necessary authorization to work in the U.S. for firm. Work with immigration counsel to determine legal justifications for appropriate entry documents and to gather information for visa applications when necessary. Redline casting notices and casting applications for compliance with labor and employment laws to ensure compliance with company protocols. Review safety and security protocols on all shows. Research and advise production crews regarding foreign travel visas, work authorizations, filming permits, carnets (for traveling with equipment) and foreign corrupt practices act information for productions traveling outside of the U.S. Research impromptu risk issues on productions and advise on mitigation of such risks.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. A JD degree is preferred. Must have 5+ years of legal experience at a law firm or production company with experience in one of the following areas: TV/Film production law, labor and employment law or child labor law. A working knowledge of television production a plus. Exceptional ability to research outside of Lexis/Nexis and draw conclusions essential.
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