Job Details

Senior Counsel Business And Legal Affairs

Company name

Nickelodeon

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 17,2019

Valid Through

Oct 30,2019

Posted on

May 17,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Burbank, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs
The candidate will provide day-to-day business and legal affairs services for animation and live action programming, with a focus on voiceover and on-camera performer deals. Will be expected to handle a heavy volume of talent deals, including series regular agreements, overalls, test-options, and integrated marketing deals. Structure, draft and negotiate, with minimal supervision, a high volume of talent agreements for animated and live action projects, with additional work on development and production services agreements. Provide legal guidance for varied productions, working with a broad range of departments (talent department, Labor & Employment/Production Risk Team, Production Management and Litigation) to implement production legal policies and procedures. Advise various departments for the network (Programming, Production, Marketing and Promotion, Rights Management, etc.) in connection with complex business and legal matters. Develop and create deal structures, parameters and templates and forms. Maintain relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. and must be a member of the California Bar. Must have 5 years of relevant experience. Working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (SAG-AFTRA, Animation Guild, Local 839 I.A.T.S.E, WGA, DGA) is required. Must have comprehensive knowledge of contract law and intellectual property rights, as well as a mastered capability for legal analysis and reasoning. Will have a thorough understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices and possess demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys. Must be able to build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround and firm decision-making. Should have excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nickelodeon
1515 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036

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