Counsel Business & Legal Affairs

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
02-11-2019
Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
Job Summary: Levity Entertainment Group is seeking an experienced Counsel to provide legal guidance and support across our divisions. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a company primarily focused on unscripted television and production.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal guidance and support to all divisions within Levity Entertainment Group (Production, Live, and Talent) on contracts, intellectual property, distribution agreements, risk management, and guild requirements.
  • Negotiate, review, and comment on a wide range or production related agreement.
  • Review deal memos, service agreements, employment/vendor agreements for every position within the production space (Line Producers, Executive Producers, Casting Directors, Graphic Designers to name a few).
  • Create and coordinate location agreements, stage and production office lease agreements, and equipment leasing.
  • Track all production legal deliverables (e.g. cue sheets, W9, guild checklists, corporation formation documents, Safe Harbor letters.)
  • Partner with the Legal team to draft and negotiate agreements for production services, clip licenses, music synch licenses, copyright licenses, and any other service agreements as needed.
  • Assist in providing copyright and trademark clearance analysis for productions.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • JD Degree and a member of the California State Bar in good standing.
  • 2+ years of experience as Counsel for a Production company.
  • Must be polished, professional, friendly.
  • Ability to multitask, and take initiative in a fast-paced, high pressure, deadline driven environment.
  • Strong computer and communication skills (both written and verbal) with a high proficiency in Word and Workshare Compare or other redlining software.
  • Excel at attention to detail, organization, and multi-tasking.
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills.

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