Job Details

Entertainment and New Media Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

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Company name

Entertainment One Ltd

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Entertainment and New Media

Years of Experience

8-10 yrs required

Location

USA Beverly Hills, CA

Date Last Verified

Sep 11,2017

Posted on

Jul 07,2017

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Profile

SVP Business & Legal Affairs, Global Film Group The candidate will work within the Production business within the Global Film Group with a particular emphasis on the acquisition, development, production and production financing of the feature film projects on the Group and sister companies slate. Will include negotiating, structuring, drafting and commenting on development, production, sales and distribution documentation across all areas of the business as well as liaising with the other business groups (such as local distribution and finance) where required. Will report to EVP Business & Legal Affairs, Global Film Group in Los Angeles and should be able to work independently and with supervision. Legal Structuring: working with Head of Legal and Business Affairs in the legal structuring of the film financings, including assessment of any financially beneficial foreign jurisdictions and co-production treaties; Deal Structuring: assisting in the principal commercial negotiations for rights acquisitions and investment in each project; Financing facility: participating in the negotiations for the production banking arrangements as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating the resulting documentation and supervision of the ongoing performance of such facilities; Subsidies: analysing and conducting due diligence on local law subsidies and tax credits; Drafting, reviewing and negotiating: all principal financing documentation including: interparty agreements; completion guarantees; security documentation; investment agreements; collection arrangements; all principal development and production documentation including: chain of title; director and producer agreements; writing agreements; key talent agreements; all Guild requirements and documentation; key distribution agreements for eOne Global Film Group in-house production titles and third party acquisitions, in particular in respect of the US and other major territories, and related documentation such as notices of assignment and security documentation; International Sales: where appropriate, working with Head of Legal and Business Affairs and the Sierra Pictures legal team on aspects of the International Sales business including drafting, reviewing and negotiating key sales documentation including sales agency agreements and connected financing documentation and key distribution agreements with international distributors; Finance: liaising with the finance department where necessary (e.g. cost reports, cashflow, investment reconciliations and modelling and monitoring collections and CAMA arrangements); Templates: reviewing, maintaining and updating development, production and distribution templates; and Outside counsel: instructing and working with outside counsel, where appropriate. Helping to develop internal procedures to monitor the progress of development, productions and investments including financial performance; Liaising with local distribution teams (currently in Canada, US, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain); Liaising with rights management and contract admin teams to ensure accurate tracking of the development, production and distribution rights in projects; Assisting in the implementation of a strategy to protect intellectual property rights in the projects owns; and. Other work as required to support the Group business.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Qualified media lawyer with 8-10 years PQE; Substantial experience in development, production, production financing and distribution (drafting and negotiation) and excellent legal skills; Good understanding of production and production financing economics as well as distribution; Experience of sales agency work and international distribution agreements; In house experience; Good industry contacts; Ability to deal with high volume of work across many projects and time zones; Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines; Excellent drafting and communication skills (including to non-legal departments); Strong negotiation techniques with a commercial, problem solving and collaborative approach. Requires considerable industry experience, confidence in negotiating with key industry players including lending institutions, completion guarantors, studios, producers, talent and distributors, and an ability to deal with sophisticated documentation, frequently to short deadlines, across multiple jurisdictions and projects. Excellent commercial skills are as important as first rate legal knowledge.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Entertainment One Ltd
9465 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212