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VP/SVP Television Business & Legal Affairs Unscripted

ExecuNet Beverly Hills, CA Full-Time
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Job Description

Company  is seeking an experienced attorney with at least 6 years of unscripted content business and legal affairs experience. The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of handling multiple deals simultaneously in a fast paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze deal opportunities and formulate business strategies with respect to various unscripted content development and production matters
  • Structure, negotiate, and draft a high volume of unscripted development and production agreements, including license agreements, option and other rights and development-related agreements, talent/test option agreements, and certain above-the-line agreements
  • Interface with a variety of different departments including in-house personnel (e.g., creative, marketing, etc.) and production personnel/crew
  • Develop and suggest policies, practices, and parameters in connection with various business issues
  • Advise senior management in connection with deal strategies and complex business / legal matters
  • Maintain relationships with broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, agencies, managers, and attorneys in the entertainment community

Requirements:

  • JD degree from a top-tier law school
  • Member of California State Bar
  • 6+ years' prior business / legal affairs experience with a major media entertainment company and / or entertainment law firm with substantial experience in unscripted content acquisition, sales, and production
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of negotiating and documenting unscripted content transactions with an ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of legal matters at once
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive business-oriented approach
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess superior negotiation, drafting, organization and time management skills

The successful candidates will also possess the following:

  • Passion for unscripted content
  • Hands-on production experience
  • Music-related legal experience
  • Experience working with all levels of broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, pilots, and first-time series

 

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