Counsel – Marvel studios

Burbank, CA
Full Time
Job #: 660129BR Exp.: 1+ Years
At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

We are seeking an attorney to join Marvel Studios’ legal affairs team in Burbank, California. This counsel position will offer a unique opportunity to enter the entertainment law field. The position will be given a high level of responsibility on various direct-to-consumer matters and theatrical motion picture co-promotion deals.

As part of the counsel’s day-to-day responsibilities, the counsel will have the opportunity both to work alongside and learn from more senior business affairs executives and attorneys on larger transactions and to run relatively smaller transactions on a more independent basis. As a member of the team, you will be responsible, with moderate supervision, for all legal matters arising during the course of direct-to-consumer productions to which you are assigned. Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of direct-to-consumer agreements (including agreements with key talent) and providing legal counsel to production executives and other key stakeholders in an accurate and timely manner will be an important part of these responsibilities. The counsel position will also be expected to provide these same production executives and other key stakeholders with timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues involved in the production of our motion picture and direct-to-consumer projects. In addition, the counsel will serve as the day-to-day attorney supporting placements and co-promotions related to Marvel’s theatrical motion pictures.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 1 year of significant legal experience in the entertainment industry is preferred
  • Solid understanding of motion picture and television business and legal issues. Demonstrated capacity to keep current on emerging business and legal trends in motion picture and television industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to build interdepartmental relationships at all levels and must understand role in overall department
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and present arguments to higher-level attorneys and (when and where appropriate) to clients to help shape strategic decisions made by those individuals
  • Ability to evaluate and reconcile issues from the business-unit and enterprise level perspective
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work under deadlines and execute efficiently against multiple, high-priority and high-volume projects
  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and an enthusiastic attitude toward innovation in the entertainment business and legal affairs area
  • Ability to thrive in a hard-working, fast-paced, collegial, in-house environment is required
  • Ability to work in an environment with a high degree of confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Superior drafting, negotiation, communication and organizational skills. Experience drafting and negotiating live-action, motion picture contracts preferred

Required Education
  • Admission to California State Bar Association (or Registered In-House Counsel) and law degree from an accredited law school
  • JD degree

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