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Counsel - National Geographic

Company name

The Walt Disney Company

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 08, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 23, 2021

Posted on

Aug 20, 2020

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Burbank, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Counsel - National Geographic
The candidate will support the production management and development teams negotiate, draft and finalize all television programming deals as well as provide regular guidance on day to day television productions. Drafting a wide variety of television agreements, including TV programming deals (acquisitions, commissions, co-productions and development deals), domestic and international license agreements, and other agreements for NGP’s international and domestic television properties. Handle a wide range of matters typical of “show lawyers” such as issues relating to the development, production and exploitation of scripted and/or unscripted entertainment programming, including script and/or concept vetting, transactional work, rights analysis, copyright and trademark issues, defamation and First Amendment advice, and other legal matters arising during development and production. Provide legal analysis to internal clients as needed (often concerning legal rights and responsibilities, and risk assessment) in order to make informed business decisions. Liaise directly with legal counterparts at Disney/ABC to facilitate best practices exchanges. Should have 5 years of legal experience at a law firm in corporate or other department are required and 2 years of unscripted television production experience are required. Strong interpersonal skills (multi-cultural/ written/verbal/negotiation) are required. Needs to be able to handle advanced level reasoning tasks and have good judgement. Familiarity with Word, Adobe and Excel. Able to respond to and interact with both internal and external senior level business executives in a professional, articulate, personable and useful manner. Organized and detail-oriented are required. Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree and membership in at least 1 state Bar are required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

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