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ProfileAssistant General Counsel- The candidate will provide legal support to various divisions including Columbia, TriStar, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Animation. Will draft and negotiate contracts in concert with and under the direction of business affairs executives for all phases of development, production, and post-production of theatrical motion pictures. Review chain of title documents and opine on rights issues. Draft and negotiate rights acquisition and writing contracts. Independently handle all legal issues relating to motion picture production, including drafting and negotiating contracts for directors, producers, actors, heads of department, production services agreements, NDAs and VFX agreements. Interface with business affairs, production, labor, risk management, credits and other studio departments. Work with production paralegal to review, provide comments and negotiate license agreements, leases, location agreements and other production contracts in connection with motion picture production. Act as a resource to develop junior attorneys. Must have 5+ years of legal theatrical development and production experience. Knowledge of contract law and legal issues specific to entertainment law (production and intellectual property issues) is essential. Must have superlative communication and drafting skills. Member in good standing of California Bar is essential. Experience with distribution agreements, including co-financing and negative pick-ups is a plus.
Sony Pictures Digital Inc.
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232