Job Details

Entertainment and New Media Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

SAG-AFTRA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Entertainment and New Media

Salary

$54,600

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2017

Posted on

Aug 04,2017

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Business Representative (Theatrical Contracts) Duties: Provides excellent member service through advocacy, contract interpretation, and enforcement of the Theatrical contract, as well as resolving claims for performers under collective bargaining agreements. Disseminate accurate contract rulings and interpretations of theatrical agreements for principal and background performers. File claims and resolve contract disputes – includes mediation with production managers, producers, attorneys as well as arbitration preparation and testimony. Sign companies/films to the collective bargaining agreement. (Includes obtaining the appropriate security interest and verifying the chain-of-title). Administer special agreements, e.g. Dubbing, all Low Budget contracts. Participate in collective bargaining process. Organize non-signatory producers. Handle contract waiver requests, as well as processing Taft-Hartley waivers. Additional duties as assigned by the director and manager.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or a combination of 5 years of education and experience in a labor relations or entertainment environment preferred. JD Degree a plus. Background in contract interpretation and enforcement a plus. Experience with administration of collective bargaining agreements. Must be able to handle confrontational, volatile and stressful situations in a calm manner with patience, diplomacy and tact (combined with an intrepid approach to the work). Excellent listening skills. Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively with performers and production personnel. Must have high level of initiative to handle work which is largely unsupervised. Ability to work in a very high paced environment. Ability to be a role model Able to work under pressure Able to organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines. Able to prioritize tasks. Ability to expedite heavy workload efficiently. Detail oriented. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively articulate complex contract issues and compose original correspondence and reports. Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated interpretative and analytic ability. Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally. Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting members. Hold accountable for a high level of performance and integrity. Dedication to workers’ rights and social justice. Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined. Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions), including weekends and holidays, as determines is necessary to meet its business needs. Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Additional info

Job ID: 728

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway
5th Floor
New York City, NY 10023