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Senior Counsel, International Productions
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Senior Counsel, International Productions Responsibilities: Drafting and negotiating contracts (in concert with and under the direction of Legal and Business Affairs executives) for the development, production, co-production, acquisition and distribution of international, local-language theatrical motion pictures. Reviewing and providing comments to third party agreements and contracts related to development, production and distribution and negotiating them to signature and dealing with all other legal issues arising in connection with motion picture development, production, co-production, acquisition and distribution. Reviewing chain of title and other rights issues in connection with acquisition of motion picture rights. Liaising with various internal personnel (i.e. tax, risk management, finance, compliance, rights management), international and U.S. outside counsel, and third-party producers to resolve issues involving day to day development, production, distribution activities. Research and answer day to day inquiries from internal personnel regarding contracts, international subsidies and tax credits, clearance issues, guild issues, remake rights and other legal matters.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a JD Degree, be a member of a U.S. state Bar and have 5+ years relevant legal experience with an entertainment law firm or an entertainment company. 5 years' relevant legal experience with entertainment law firm or entertainment company, preferably with theatrical motion picture production, finance and acquisitions experience. Foreign language, international business/legal and/or cross border transactional experience a plus. Knowledge of: contract law, U.S. copyright law, and legal issues specific to entertainment law and theatrical motion picture production, distribution and acquisition. Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited institution. Must have excellent negotiating skills. Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) as well as proven ability to work with creative and corporate personnel.
 
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