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Manager, Business & Legal Affairs (Jr. Attorney)

$75,000- $85,000
Posted Mar 29
Full Time
Santa Monica, California

Lionsgate Alternative Television has an immediate opening for an Associate/Junior Attorney to handle a high volume of development and production deals, agreements, and matters for both non-scripted and scripted television programs and digital programs produced by the company for multiple networks. Provides general support and advice to business executives, in-house development and production teams and other departments on various matters including talent, publicity, licensing, labor & employment, risk management, pre-broadcast content review, intellectual property, rights clearance, and litigation. Responsibilities

  • Support the legal department by structuring, drafting, and negotiating, with moderate
  • supervision, various development, and production agreements from term sheet to longform, including production service agreements, executive producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, co-production agreements, license agreements, rights acquisition agreements and talent agreements.
  • Able to leverage, interpret, and synthesize information from multiple sources, apply reason and logic, make autonomous, common-sense decisions and work with strict and conflicting deadlines, heavy workflows, and changing priorities, while managing to make accurate legal assessments.
  • Able to research and advise on contractual matters, identify, and prioritize legal issues, and effectively communicate in a clear, concise, persuasive manner both verbally and inwriting to all levels of the company and third parties.
  • Advise departments on business transactions, risks, and outcomes, under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess superior drafting, negotiation, communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to learn and master unfamiliar subject matter, innovate existing legal and business practices, and adapt to new policies, procedures, and parameters as business needs change.
  • Draft, review, analyze and revise complex deal structures, parameters and documentation relating to development and production projects.
  • Develop effective collaborations with executives and third parties (talent agencies, networks, entertainment lawyers, union representatives) to foster ongoing business relationships within the industry.

Qualifications and Skills

  • JD Degree from accredited law school and active member of CA bar.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience at entertainment law firm, media entertainment company, and/or business affairs department.
  • Working knowledge of contract law, business practices, litigation procedures, and legal trends as they relate to the entertainment industry.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess superior drafting, negotiation, communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to learn and master unfamiliar subject matter, innovate existing legal and business practices, and adapt to new policies, procedures, and parameters as business needs change.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Nice to Haves

  • Great grammar and people skills.
  • Excellent research, writing, and drafting skills.
  • Self-starter with an interest in building meaningful business relationships.

About the Company Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription, and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide. Our Benefits Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day 401(k) company matching Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree) Compensation $75,000-$85,000 EEO Statement Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.