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Associate Counsel The candidate will be responsible for global legal clearance, and other related services related to the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of company’s motion pictures and television titles on home entertainment media. This position is in the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment division and will report to the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Rights and Clearances. General legal drafting in connection with the marketing, manufacture, sales, licensing and distribution of home entertainment products. Research and review talent and above the line crew agreements to determine likeness and credit rights, approvals, consultations and/or restrictions per the personal services or guild agreements. Review and approve all marketing materials for New Release, Catalog, TV on DVD, Acquisitions and Non-Theatrical titles, worldwide, including DVD/Blu-ray/4k packaging, menus, trailers, TV spots, websites, EPK kits, promotional tie-ins, and print materials included inside packaging. Review and approve clips and “demo discs” for promotional use in the Home Entertainment window, including trade shows, and draft clip licenses for these uses. Review and approve co-promotional and sweepstakes print and online marketing materials to ensure all legal requirements are met. Serve as point person between studio and talent representatives for name and likeness approval requests. Field any legal questions and approval requests from the Creative, Marketing, and Digital Home Entertainment groups as needed. Home Entertainment Distribution Rights research for titles, as needed. Trademark and copyright research for Non-Theatrical film titles, DVD chapter titles, retail exclusive gift-with-purchases, and social media marketing. Consult with in-house and/or outside film, trademark, and copyright counsel when necessary. J.D. required. Must have 1 year of experience in business affairs or legal affairs in entertainment, consumer packaged goods, consumer products licensing or at a creative marketing agency. Should have strong legal research and drafting skills. Must have strong familiarity with entertainment legal agreements. Legal experience, preferably from an entertainment studio is preferred.
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