Junior Counsel, Production Legal Lab

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 3+ Years
Netflix has developed the Production Legal Lab, an entry-level training program designed to help attorneys transition to careers in production legal. Following the completion of the Lab, the Junior Counsel will be assigned to work with in-house production attorneys and paralegals on Netflix originals ranging from scripted and unscripted series to feature films.

The curriculum will include but not be limited to:
  • Entertainment law basics, to build a solid foundation of knowledge in content distribution and intellectual property.
  • The nuts and bolts of development, including drafting rights acquisition agreements, conducting chain of title analysis, and engaging writers and casting directors.
  • Production 101, including drafting above-the-line and below-the-line agreements and providing thoughtful production oversight.
  • Instruction and Q&A sessions with subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines, including creative development, finance, physical production, intellectual property, union and labor, music and technology.

Candidates must:
  • Thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results, and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
  • Be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Understand and align with our unique business culture.
  • Possess strong written communication skills, with a passion for drafting language that is clear, precise, thoughtful, direct and refined.
  • Exhibit strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
  • J.D., a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.

Important Details:
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
  • Acceptance to the Production Legal Lab will be on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged due to limited program capacity.
  • Prior applicants may re-apply and will be re-considered.
  • Positions will primarily be based in Los Angeles; limited positions may be offered in New York.
  • Relocation assistance will not be offered for these positions.

Application Requirements:
All applicants must submit a resume and a brief explanation of why they are interested in becoming production attorneys.

Closing Date: 20th February, 2019
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