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EVP of Business & Legal Affairs

Company: Entertainment / Broadcasting, New York, NY
Location: New York
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

The Role: We’re looking for a thoughtful, energetic senior business and legal professional to lead Company’s overall Business + Legal Affairs Function. This person will expand COMPANY’s media and entertainment content and commercial efforts and support COMPANY’s programming and revenue-generating efforts across a range of business and legal issues, including deal structuring, negotiation, drafting and execution. The ideal candidate will provide strategic business insight as well as practical execution of deals and key legal issues. We need a self-starter who has experience with the ambiguity of a startup. Success in this roles means having a strong attention to detail, a deep passion for the entertainment industry and the ability to work independently while communicating effectively with all levels of an ever-growing organization. The role will work closely with the Programming team and the Distribution function as well as other departments (Product, Tech, PR, Marketing, Finance, Ad Sales) as needed. Additionally, this role will work in close collaboration with our journalism and First Amendment legal staff. Responsibilities: Provide day-to-day business and legal affairs services for programming, with a focus on original development and production, along with some licensing or program acquisition Lead high-level deals and projects and handle a heavy volume of development and production matters relating to both studio and digital publisher businesses and the production of original programming Structure, negotiate and draft complex development and production deals and agreements (e.g., rights acquisition, producer, writer, production services, and talent agreements, format licenses Advise and consult with clients and outside production companies regarding production-related legal matters (including guild, union and other employment law issues) Review and approve legal contracts for execution by management; lead and/or engage in strategic deal discussions and researching relevant business and legal issues; provide complex risk assessment for production-related matters Advise and communicate with various other departments regarding exploitation of original programming across all media platforms Structure, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements relating to the distribution and licensing of content on traditional linear TV, feature film, documentary, broadband and mobile platforms Draft distribution agreements, intellectual property licenses, confidentiality agreements, service agreements and promotional agreements for all media platforms (e.g., cable television, wireless, broadband, IPTV, telco) Advise and counsel on a variety of complex business, legal and regulatory matters arising from distribution of the COMPANY Content across traditional and new media platforms Understand and critically evaluate distribution and licensing agreements and other documents and effectively distill information for key internal stakeholders Independently manage sophisticated transactions from inception through conclusion Supervise legal staff and outside counsel as necessary Background & Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be members of the New York bar with at least 20 years (preferably more) of relevant experience (ideally in a network, studio, entertainment law firm, talent agency or production company environment) Comprehensive working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (WGA, DGA and SAG-AFTRA), contract law and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry) is required, along with mastered capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning Solid experience with feature and documentary film projects Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills are also a must Desired candidate will have a thorough understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices and possess demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorney Ideally, has spent time directly representing talent Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate autonomously; candidate must be willing and able to take charge and organize a diverse and fast-moving team and focus the team on specific business/financial goals. Build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through strategic thinking and firm decision-making The business and legal affairs role works in a highly collaborative manner. The ideal candidate will have a cooperative, positive, team-oriented spirit – and a flexible approach to problem solving.

Keywords: Entertainment / Broadcasting, New York, NY, New York, EVP of Business & Legal Affairs, Executive, New York, New York

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