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Counsel - National Geographic

Company name

The Walt Disney Company

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 10, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 23, 2020

Posted on

Jul 31, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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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. Should have 2+ years of unscripted television production experience. Must have strong interpersonal skills (multi-cultural/ written/verbal/negotiation). Must have familiarity with Word, Adobe and Excel. Experience in television preferred. Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar required.

Additional info

Job ID 763911BR

Company info

hiring coordinator
The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

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