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Associate Counsel - Entertainment and Production
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Associate Counsel - Entertainment and Production Responsibilities: Serve as dedicated legal support for company client groups as assigned, advising primarily on entertainment and production-related matters, including intellectual property rights, guild/union issues, content clearance, and distribution, trademark licensing, rights and permissions tracking, adhering to company production and development standards, publicity and privacy rights, business partnerships, and other matters related to scripted, unscripted, and live programming. Occasionally support ad sales and other commercial matters. Structure, draft, and negotiate agreements for the development, optioning, distribution, and licensing of brand programming (including rights acquisitions and clearances). Handle day-to-day production legal matters including negotiating above and below-the-line talent/host, influencer, producer, director, and showrunner agreements, appearance and materials releases, event production, and other production-related agreements. Manage relationships with external production and development partners including networks, outside counsel, talent agencies, rights and clearance consultants, and production services companies. Help maintain Legal and Business Affairs Team infrastructure, company records, and internal systems. Stay up-to-date and keep key business partners informed about changes to existing policies, laws, and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A J.D. Degree. Admission to New York or California State Bar in good standing. 3+ years of relevant work experience. Relevant entertainment law experience. In-house experience at a digital media company is preferred. Experience and confidence independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements. Basic understanding of the universe of transactions and legal issues that arise at a digital media company, including content production and distribution, digital advertising, data security, and personnel management. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and understanding of relevant technology, including various digital distribution channels, content development systems, and advertising platforms. Willingness to adopt new tools and systems. Ability to handle multiple tasks on tight deadlines while remaining organized, composed, and thoughtful. Strong sense of urgency and people management skills. Excellent organization, prioritization, problem-solving, and communication skills. Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality, and passion for results. Strong interest in the business and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team.

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