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Duties: Supporting the day-to-day business and legal affairs for operations (comprising film, TV, podcasts, and documentary and commercials/music videos/branded projects), primarily overseen by SVP, Business & Legal Affairs. In addition, supporting business affairs function across its global film, TV, podcast, and documentary deals. Assisting in driving and securing the best deals possible to help achieve the creative and commercial objectives of the businesses. Presenting a “best in class” image of Media Group to the outside world. Ensuring effective communication with the development, production, finance, post-production, and distribution teams across the businesses. Front-line support for day-to-day Studios film, TV, podcast, and documentary and commercials/music videos/branded business and legal affairs activities to ensure smooth processes, best practice, and legal compliance. Drafting and negotiating development, production, co-production, distribution, and financing deals for Group, focused primarily on: Scripted development projects: managing the legal process and supporting business affairs negotiations; Managing external counsel; Supporting general corporate/operational legal and business affairs activities; From time to time, providing drafting support for other legal/business affairs groups at VMG, including News and TV business and legal affairs. Managing and advising team members on applicable aspects of compliance with guild/talent union contracts.
Qualification and ExperienceQualifications: A lawyer with 3+ years’ experience gained at either a leading national or international law firm with a strong entertainment practice, and/or within a fast-paced film/TV production or distribution environment. Member in good standing of the California or New York Bar (or Registered In-House Counsel if applicable). Strong working knowledge of the legal and commercial basis of film and TV development, financing, production, distribution, IP rights, talent deals, rights exploitation, and emerging business models and broadcast platforms. Hungry to learn, autonomous, readily assumes responsibility, self-motivated, and a natural multitasker. Enjoys solving complex legal and commercial problems, learns quickly, and has clarity of thought. Hard working and dedicated, flexible and committed. Effective and diplomatic communicator.
Hiring CoordinatorVICE Media LLC90 North 11th StreetBrooklyn, NY 11211
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