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Page Updated November 6,  2009

 CBS College Sports Network is looking to hire a Vice President for their Business & Legal Affairs department.

This position will report directly to our EVP, Business & Legal Affairs and will be primarily responsible for supporting the legal needs of all members of the Affiliate Sales Group; however, this attorney will also handle programming, marketing, mobile, online and other multimedia matters.
The person who fills this position will be the lead attorney in negotiating agreements for carriage of CBS C with U.S. and Canadian MSO’s. Will perform all day-to-day legal and business affairs activities for this unit. Position interacts internally with senior executives, including finance executives, and externally with MSO’s and satellite companies’ executives and attorneys. Will handle all audit requests and audit negotiations. Will assist EVP of Affiliate sales in strategic deal making and MFN management and tracking. Will handle various day to day questions regarding contract restrictions and limitations.

In addition, this person will negotiate and draft agreements for programming deals, marketing deals, mobile deals and “tech” deals. This person may oversee the work of the rights and clearances coordinator and intern in drafting sublicensing deals and rights agreements for music and footage. Will work closely with the vice president of programming in these negotiations.
This person will handle various intellectual property and DMCA issues for CBS C.
This person will work on miscellaneous matters as assigned by the General Counsel and assist in litigation and due diligence requests.

Position Qualifications:
Attorney with minimum of 8 -10 years of legal experience with an emphasis on intellectual property licensing and other various commercial agreements, including significant experience negotiating and drafting affiliate distribution and other television agreements. Strong understanding of various television distribution platforms and familiarity with FCC regulations with respect to cable issues. Front-line business affairs negotiation experience in affiliate agreements required, with the expectation that candidate will have ability to assist in the structure and negotiation of deals as well as to draft agreements once terms are negotiated. This attorney will carry out complex activities with some level of autonomy and independence. Excellent judgment, initiative, and organization skills are a must. Must possess strong writing and interpersonal skills. Creative, business-friendly approach to problem solving and the ability to provide high quality legal support in a fast-paced environment are vital. Attorney must be able to provide guidance and to teach rights and clearance manager and intern how to handle various sublicensing and other deals.

To apply, please go to and click on the “Careers” link.

[posted 11/6/09]

 NBC Universal

Manager Legal Affairs Administration, Job # 1093526

Essential Responsibilities

NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. We develop, produce and market entertainment, news and information to a global market. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.
This position requires the ability to draft simple entertainment agreements such as location, lease, acquisition, development, above the line and below the line talent agreements.
Work is performed independently in some respects and under the supervision of production attorneys in other respects.
This legal administrator also receives, responds to, and files all unsolicited submissions of material throughout the whole feature group, supervises the legal interns, and does independent research on chain of title and public record research.


Law degree or certified paralegal.
Minimum of 3 years experience as an entertainment law paralegal or attorney.
Knowledge of Lexis/Nexis is required.
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered (note job#: )
Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation
Must be 18 years or older
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the country-regionplaceUnited States

Desired Characteristics

Law degree is preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, together with excellent word-processing skills, as the position does not have a secretary but shares such services with the production attorneys.
Knowledge of physical production is also helpful.

Nowhere in this universe will you find more powerful opportunities to contribute to changes taking place in the industry. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and involvement in the world of entertainment. As a member of the NBC Universal team, you'll help shape the future in the company of “Great People Doing Great Things.”  

For prompt consideration, apply online at:  by searching for the job number 1093526. EOE.

[posted 11/6/09]

 Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Inc. seeks an Attorney (Temporary) for the International Television Distribution- Legal/ Business Affairs department. Position will provide legal and commercial advice, legal documents and related support to the division’s sales and business development executives, contract administration, finance, and marketing.

Negotiate and draft complex distribution, license, equity and related agreements, and provide legal and business advice to sales and business development executives, contract administration, finance and marketing. Review and revise form agreements and standard terms and conditions; assist in implementing departmental and company-wide initiatives. Research and advise on copyright and related issues under US and international laws.

College graduate. JD from accredited law school. Member of California State Bar. Minimum five years legal experience in major studio or comparable law firm experience, with at least two years relevant television distribution experience required. Must be well organized, efficient, and have ability to prioritize. Must have ability to handle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines with minimal supervision. Must have excellent attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure. Must have excellent communication and writing skills, including ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with others. PC Skills: Windows XP, MSWord, DeltaView, Access, Excel, MS Outlook, Power Point. Foreign Language: Proficiency in Spanish, Japanese, French, German or Italian a plus.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume as an attachment to and be sure to INCLUDE the following designation “NIFC/115432BR” in your subject line. Submissions received without the proper “NIFC/115432BR” designation and resume as an attachment will not be considered.

[posted 11/6/09]

 Warner Brothers


Domestic Television Distribution seeks a Manager, Business Affairs for the DTVD Cable Business & Legal Affairs department. The position oversees the administration compliance and execution of acquisition contracts, license agreements and various other agreements and responsibilities as assigned.


Gathers network license terms from sales executives and drafts deal summaries of each agreement for dissemination to WBDTD executives and other WB business units. Assists in drafting pay/cable/free network license agreements, amendments to network license agreements, side letters, reliance letters, notice/option letters and other legal correspondence. Assists in drafting distribution agreements as well as the acquisition, renewal and confirmation of WB’s rights in various programming. Communicates with network clients regarding option dates, term start dates, advertising restrictions, errors and omissions insurance, and other contractual obligations or restrictions. Provides support and back-up for Vice President and Director in all areas of Business Affairs. Oversees the administration of basic cable, pay cable, and broadcast network license agreements and distribution agreements. Assigns and reviews work prepared by department assistant and summer legal interns. Maintains and updates various reports for Business Affairs. Supervises the maintenance of legal file folders and documents stored in electronic document management system (PC Docs). Researches legal files and other sources of information in order to evaluate rights/obligations and resolve contractual issues. Coordinates with WBDTD finance regarding client accounts, license fees and payment matters. Oversees record and file management for the department. Provides instruction and guidance to coordinators, legal interns, or the department assistant as needed.


BA/BS degree in related field required. Proficiency with MS Word, MS Access, Excel and Outlook. Experience redlining legal documents and using DeltaView comparison. Working knowledge of Hummingbird/PC Docs. Proficiency in computerized legal research (Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, internet databases). Knowledge of copyright/public domain issues. Knowledge of chain of title issues for renewals/sequels/remakes. Knowledge of music publishing/licensing for television. Ability to draft contracts/amendments/formal letters. Ability to understand contractual language. Must have strict attention for detail. Minimum 5 years experience performing the essential duties of this position required. Entertainment industry experience preferred. Paralegal Certificate through an accredited institution required. Additional coursework in the legal arena preferred. Ability to pay close attention to detail and understand written and oral instructions. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work well under deadline and in a fast paced environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work well as a part of a team.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume as an attachment to and be sure to INCLUDE the following designation “NIFC/115412BR” in your subject line. Submissions received without the proper “NIFC/115412BR” designation and resume as an attachment will not be considered.

[posted 11/6/09]

 Original Productions Senior Counsel
Founded in 1999 by Thom Beers, Original Productions (OP) is one of television's leading suppliers of unscripted reality programming and produces and distributes a slate of unique programming domestically and internationally including Primetime Emmy® winning “Deadliest Catch,” and “Ice Road Truckers,” and top-rated shows “Monster Garage,” and “Black Gold.”  The OP catalogue of more than 40 series is firmly entrenched across cable powerhouses Discovery Communications Networks, History, WeTV, SPIKE TV, The National Geographic Channel, TruTV and TLC among others.
In February 2009, FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, acquired a majority stake in OP. The deal allows Thom Beers and his team at OP to expand its growing slate.

As Senior Counsel, working closing with senior management, you will be responsible for handling legal matters surrounding the production of multiple television shows.

Job Responsibilities:

This attorney will be responsible for all legal matters during the course of production, including clearance matters, drafting and obtaining releases, negotiating and drafting talent/crew, venue and vendor agreements, guild issues, insurance, music, advertising, promotion and publicity, intellectual property, sweepstakes, and evaluating rights/chain of title issues.  You will be responsible for overseeing several projects in various stages of production at the same time.  You will interface regularly with the executive management team and executive producers and co-executive producers for the OP shows in production.  In addition, as part of the legal and business affairs team, this position may assist with negotiating and drafting various agreements.


JD and State Bar membership required -California admission preferred.
2 years minimum production experience at a motion picture, television or new media company or comparable experience within an entertainment law firm.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and be able to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization; have a problem-solving approach; have strong negotiation skills and excellent drafting and analytical skills; be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic.

OP offers a comprehensive competitive benefits package that begins when you do!  For immediate consideration, please email your resume to or fax to (818) 729-9467.  EOE.

[posted 11/4/09]

 Attorney, Consumer Products
In this role, you are the primary attorney for Consumer Products and will provide legal support to sales, marketing, retail, product development, publishing and finance. Your duties will include:
negotiate and draft various license agreements, including domestic and international merchandising agreements, publishing agreements, and interactive videogame agreements, and amendments thereto, covering various product categories.
negotiate and draft promotional, direct-to-retail, agency, work-for-hire, consulting services, non-disclosure, master services and scope of work agreements, and amendments thereto.
review and comment on all deal memos.
Review, comment on and approve all creative and marketing materials, including style guides, packaging, design concepts, press releases, ads, banner ads, book/magazine layouts, comic book scripts and layouts, website designs, sizzle reels, and sell-sheets, and advice on the proper use of legal notices and the uses of talent likeness.
manages and reviews Contract Administrator’s work, including all of the draft agreements and amendments thereto, and other various legal documents (i.e., breach letters, customs authorization letters, assignments, work-for-hire and consulting agreements, etc.).
Our successful candidate will have a JD and 2 to 4 years of experience, preferably, in the licensing business. You should possess proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel and top-notch organizational skills and have excellent verbal and written communications skills. This is a very fast-paced environment. Our candidate must be able to handle the pressure and be able to multi-task. California Bar membership is required.
Please submit applications in PDF format to:

 Starz Entertainment LLC

Our very competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, paid vacations and holidays, 401 (k) with generous company match, cable discount and tuition reimbursement.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.5 million and 31.5 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

This position will be responsible for negotiating, drafting, and reviewing development, production, and co-production agreements for television pilots and series. The incumbent in this position will be involved with the distribution and licensing of such content and ancillary rights related to the acquisition of international and domestic television and film product for all forms of worldwide distribution, including home video, new media technology, and broadband services. Negotiate, draft and review development, production and co-production agreements, agreements, and other content production agreements in all media platforms (including script development, third-party projects, product integration, talent, producer and writer, test options, co-production and digital distribution). Supervise legal aspects of production of programming. Provide counsel related to the advertising, marketing and promotions functions of the business, including contests and sweepstakes. Analyze and evaluate rights issues in connection with content distribution, including guild rules, residuals, participations, copyright, and trademark. Responsible for synthesizing complex transactional matters into deal memos and agreements. Responsible for maintaining high level of visibility and credibility across business units and entities within Starz Media and the industry as a whole. Act as consultant and coach on a variety of legal matters. Oversee licensing agreements for international distribution of content. Supervise bankruptcy and litigation matters related to production and other complex legal projects.

Juris Doctorate Degree with strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school and CA Bar admission; Minimum eight years experience in Business & Legal Affairs or hands-on experience at one or more reputable law firms, networks, studios and/or media companies handling development and production work for original television series and related transactions; Extensive knowledge of corporate transactions; Experience negotiating deals in network and /or cable television is strongly preferred. Demonstrated superior knowledge of entertainment industry practices as well as established relationships with agencies, management companies and business & legal executives at major content providers. Demonstrate strong guild relationships and experience with negotiating union agreements. Experience supervising delivery of film, television, home video and multimedia elements. Experience reviewing and approving marketing materials. Superior Project Management abilities to successfully manage multiple projects against tight deadlines in a volatile environment. Proven ability to provide specific direction, training and development of support staff. Highly motivated, extremely detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Have strong organizational, follow-through, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Mail your cover letter and resume and reference the Job #156026 to: SEG, Attn: Recruitment Specialist, 8900 Liberty Circle, Englewood, CO 80112; fax to (720) 852-5891; or apply on-line at Drug test req'd of successful candidate. No Phone Calls Please. EOE.

[posted 10/21/09]

 Fox Group Legal

Director - Labor Relations

Under the general supervision of the Vice President – Labor Relations:
Designs, plans, and implements the company's labor relations programs, policies, and procedures for Fox’s Owned and Operated Television Stations, Broadcasting Network, Cable Networks, and Regional Sports Networks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties as assigned):

•Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with labor organizations that represent employees, negotiating and administering labor agreements and otherwise conferring with labor organizations on behalf of management, and providing guidance, consultation, and assistance to management on a variety of labor relations matters.

•Analyzes collective bargaining agreement to develop interpretation of intent, and terms of contract.

•Advises management and union officials in development, application, and interpretation of labor relations policies and practices.

•Investigate and resolve grievances between grieving workers/union and the company.

•Prepares statistical reports, using records of actions taken concerning grievances, discipline, arbitration and related labor relations activities, to identify problem areas.

•Monitors implementation of policies concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, to ensure compliance with terms of labor contracts.

•Furnishes information, such as reference documents and statistical data concerning labor legislation, labor market conditions, prevailing union and management practices, wage and salary surveys, and employee benefits programs, for use in review of current contract provisions and proposed changes.

•Develop negotiation strategies and prepare proposals.

•Represent management in labor contract negotiations.

•Train management personnel concerning collective bargaining agreements and negotiated changes.

•Experience working in Broadcast / Entertainment Industry and interactions with Industry Unions and Guilds is preferred.

•Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.

•Seven or more years progressively complex related experience.

•Must be able to travel 30-70% of the time and have strong finance and analytical abilities, strategic thought, excellent communication skills, and ability to work variable hours.

Please apply on line to FFE 15414

[posted 10/21/09]

 Comedy Central

Job Title: Counsel
Department: Comedy Central Business & Legal Affairs
Location: New York
Position: Experienced business and legal affairs attorney for Comedy Central.

This attorney will handle business and legal affairs matters across various Comedy Central departments, with a special focus on acquisitions and new media/digital. Primary duties will include structuring, negotiating and documenting agreements with third party distributors in connection with acquired programming and co-productions; working closely with the digital group regarding the distribution of online content and management of digital portfolio, including websites, blogs, games, and applications; managing legal affairs of multiplatform stand-up comedy record label; counseling various client groups on a wide variety of legal matters, including intellectual property rights, off-channel marketing, and multiplatform matters; assisting in the production legal matters for series; coordinating with various sister networks and company departments (e.g., Music & Media Licensing, Pre-Broadcast Review, Risk Management, Labor & Employment, Litigation, etc.) to implement production legal policies and procedures; overseeing copyright pre-registration process; reviewing and handling rights issues.

J.D. and 4+ years experience of law practice (including experience at a recognized entertainment law firm or in-house position with a media company) with at least two years experience handling programming/production agreements.
Ability to negotiate and draft a wide variety of agreements.
Excellent negotiating, analytical, drafting and interpersonal skills.
Substantial knowledge of industry parameters and ability to deal with agents and attorneys.
The ability to interact with and persuade senior level staff and generate strong client satisfaction.
A cooperative, team-oriented approach.
Working knowledge concerning intellectual property law, risk management issues, rights of publicity, union and non-union labor and employment law issues.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Qualified candidates must be members of the New York Bar.


[posted 10/21/09]

 Shine International

JOB TITLE: Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Shine International, a leading independent international television and digital entertainment distribution company, is seeking an attorney to work in its business and legal affairs department, based in Universal City, California. Reporting to SVP Business & Operations, this individual will assist in managing internal stakeholder relationships and third party relationships in connection with all business and legal aspects of Shine International’s worldwide operations, and will advise and support senior executives and other personnel on business, legal, and rights-related matters. Specific responsibilities will include the negotiation and drafting of agreements, rights analysis and oversight of business/legal matters covering all activities of this rapidly growing company, including oversight of the rights management database, third party acquisition deals, intra-company agreements, licensing of finished television episodes for television and new media, format licensing, ancillary rights licensing, output and first look agreements, clip licensing, etc.

· JD required, preferably from top-tier law school
· Minimum of 5 years prior transactional legal experience in the entertainment industry with a major studio, network or law firm; experience in a television distribution department of a major studio or distribution company strongly preferred.
· Experience managing and supporting a team
· Excellent references and academic credentials
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills
· High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
· Established relationships within the entertainment industry business affairs and legal communities are a plus
· Ability to prioritize and manage time, with exceptional organizational skills and a facility with handling a constant stream of high-priority projects
· Superior analytical skills
· Ability to independently exercise sound judgment and perform under minimal supervision
· Strong initiative to take on tasks and set own priorities and deadlines
· Ability to excel under pressure in a demanding, fast-paced, results-oriented work environment

Please email resume and cover letter to:

[posted 10/21/09]

 Premier Producer and Distributor of motion pictures, home entertainment, family entertainment, television programming and video-on-demand content.

Attorney, International Business & Legal Affairs

Entertainment Company has an immediate opening for an Attorney in our International Business & Legal Affairs department. This position will report to the Senior Vice President, and be responsible for drafting and negotiating license agreements with foreign distributors for theatrical product, direct to video titles and television series. Additional duties will include drafting and negotiating various legal documents, such as notices of assignment, and amendments, working in conjunction with the international sales, marketing and servicing departments as well as other legal related duties.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years experience drafting and negotiating license and distribution agreements, a law degree from an accredited law school, strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills, and be a highly motivated self-starter. In addition, candidates must have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced deadline driven environment and to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent sound judgment. Strong writing and computer skills are required.

Company offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and a great working environment.
Please send your resume and cover letter to

TNT/TBS – Senior Counsel

Based in Burbank, CA

Job Description: The Turner Legal Department is looking for an experienced television production attorney to handle development and production work and studio-network license agreements for TNT’s and TBS’ original television series and new media programming. Draft, review and negotiate all manner of production agreements and related documents. Interface with executives and other personnel to advise on structuring, rights and guild issues as necessary. Handle and oversee production legal work (including advising and training production personnel) for in-house projects. Supervise and guide other legal department personnel as needed. Position requires occasional travel to production locations.

Qualifications: JD degree and admission to state bar required. Candidate must also have a combined minimum of eight years of actual, relevant, hands-on experience at one or more reputable law firms, networks, studios and/or media companies handling development and production work for original television series and related programming. Position requires excellent academic credentials and references, superior ability to analyze complex business and legal issues, exceptional judgment, outstanding inter-personal skills, a teamwork-oriented attitude, strong initiative and proven ability to effectively juggle competing priorities. Candidate must be able to work under pressure with keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to interact effectively with other attorneys and staff, diverse in-house client groups, senior executives, opposing counsel and outside production personnel. Great emphasis on analytical, drafting and negotiating skills.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Email cover letter and resume to No phone calls.

Beverly Hills Entertainment Law Firm seeks associate attorney

Principal responsibilities include managing all aspects of film and TV production for studio and production company clients, including negotiating and drafting talent agreements, resolving production issues, and handling clearances, music licenses and guild issues.
Other responsibilities include preparation and negotiation of finance and distribution agreements and representation of talent.

J.D. degree from an accredited law school (no law students)
Membership (active) in California state bar
Minimum of two years production experience at studio, production company or law firm
Experience with guilds a plus.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to (please put Associate Attorney Position in subject of email):

[posted 9/18/09]

Major Talent Agency Seeks Full Time Business Affairs Executive

Job Description:
The principal responsibility will be to negotiate agreements in conjunction with all agency departments and work closely with the business affairs department heads on the day to day business affairs matters for the agency. The position will primarily handle agreements in television, feature films, intellectual property, digital entertainment and commercials.
Qualified candidates should have at least 3 - 5 years of experience in negotiating scripted television talent and literary agreements.

Additional Qualifications:
· JD degree and admission to CA state bar
· Excellent negotiating and legal drafting skills
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to multi-task
· Strong attention to detail
· Excellent communication skills and ability to work as an integral part of a dynamic work environment

The ideal candidate will have studio or agency business and/or legal affairs experience or experience at an entertainment law firm negotiating agreements.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

[posted 7/2//09]

Disney ABC TV Group – CA


Legal Affairs for ABC Studios is searching for an executive to work in the role of Counsel who will provide support in structuring, negotiating, drafting and advising on deals relating to the development and production and acquisition of television programming.

The individual will draft, negotiate, draft and oversee a wide variety of entertainment deals, including those involving the development and production of television pilots and series produced by ABC Studios for exhibition on major broadcast and cable networks. This individual will provide general oversight and legal supervision over all legal matters that relate to assigned projects.


Work Experience
· A minimum of seven (7) years of entertainment, intellectual property, corporate transactions and/or litigation experience at a law firm or major corporate or studio legal department

Skills & Abilities
· Exceptional organizational, prioritization, problem solving and time management skills with the ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, and a keen attention to detail
· Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment
· Strong drafting, negotiation and communication skills, along with the ability to work under deadline and provide significant individual contributions while working as part of a diverse and dynamic team
· Professional, confident demeanor and superior analytical skills
· Ability to build interdepartmental relationships at multiple levels

· JD required (with CA Bar membership)

Licenses & Certifications
· JD required (with CA Bar membership)

Supervisory Responsibilities
This executive will share an Administrative Assistant that they will help manage

Job Location: Burbank, CA
Requisition ID: 205197
“The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer”
Please Apply Online At:

[posted 9/4/09]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (“WBIE”)

Title:           Attorney - Games
Location:    Burbank,CA

Position Description

Negotiates and drafts videogame development agreements and software licenses and advises on all legal issues related to game production.  Conducts legal review of WBIE games.  Experience handling game clearances is highly preferred.

Negotiates and drafts domestic and foreign publishing and distribution agreements and other more standard form contracts, such as master vendor agreements, services agreements, talent agreements and other documents.  Knowledge of commercial, anti-trust and other relevant International law is required.

Provides counsel regarding marketing materials, WBIE websites, online promotions, contest and sweepstakes.  Knowledge of advertising laws (both domestic and International) is desired.

Negotiates and drafts intellectual property licenses and provides legal advice and counsel to business development executives regarding license terms. Advises WBIE production and marketing teams regarding brand approvals and other license requirements.

Provides business and legal service, including negotiation and review of contractual obligations and options, copyrights, contract administration, etc.  Rights research experience desired.  Gathers research from appropriate sources for talent rights and clearances, and drafts appropriate contracts to acquire rights or provide assistance to licensees or third parties, as appropriate, to acquire such rights.

Works in conjunction with various Domestic and International WBIE departments (production, sales and marketing, business development, finance, etc.) to ensure the most advantageous and proper business and legal principles are adopted and utilized.

Researches and prepares necessary background information for litigation preparation.

Provides assistance to WB Corporate Legal in connection with equity and asset acquisitions.

Work Experience

Minimum 5 years experience in entertainment law (transactional) with some interactive entertainment industry experience.  Experience dealing with International legal matters is preferred.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

JD from a top law school required.

Knowledge of interactive software market/entertainment industry required.
Knowledge of International commercial, anti-trust and advertising laws required.
Must have excellent negotiating skills and must be detail oriented.
Working knowledge of union and guild issues helpful.
Should possess strong PC Skills, including proficiency with MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
Must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
Must be a team player and willing to pitch in whenever needed.
Must have the ability to work in a fast-pace environment and to prioritize work to meet specific deadlines required.
Must be self-motivated & results oriented.  

Please send resume and cover letter to

[posted 9/4/09]


     Position:     Contract Attorney
     Component:     NBC Universal Television Group
     Supervising Attorneys:     Shelly Tremain & Maya Windholz
     Location:     CityplaceUniversal City, StateCA

Position Description:

     NBC Universal is looking for 2 experienced attorneys to act as temporary production lawyers for both scripted and unscripted “reality” programming, filling in for staff lawyers on maternity leave.  NBCU lawyers act as hands-on production attorneys for programming produced by NBCU and its divisions and also work with production counsel for outside producers.  We assist our clients with content development by providing advice regarding privacy and publicity issues in connection with life stories and “ripped from the headlines” plotlines, as well as analyze copyright chain of title in connection with potential intellectual property acquisitions.  We draft production agreements; vet scripts, mock-ups and rough cuts; and advise our clients on intellectual property, defamation, privacy, contract, digital, and FCC issues, as well as other issues arising out of both scripted and unscripted “reality” programming.  We also handle claims prior to litigation and advise our clients with respect to digital projects and transactions in connection with our programming.  In addition, we provide advice in connection with promotional and marketing campaigns, events, and stunts in connection with our programs and networks.


     •     Excellent academic credentials
     •     Current admission to StateplaceCalifornia bar.
     •     Minimum three years experience in some or all of the following areas: intellectual property, privacy, entertainment law, and defamation.
        Some experience handling production issues on scripted or unscripted programming.
     •     Some experience negotiating and/or drafting production agreements.
     •     Excellent written and oral communication skills.
     •     Computer (Microsoft Word) proficiency.

All candidates should submit their resumes to:
[posted 9/4/09]

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