Counsel-level position in Comedy Central’s West Coast Business and Legal Affairs department to provide day-to-day business and legal services for Comedy Central’s original short-form series and formats with a focus on Comedy Central’s digital platforms and additional contributions to the Viacom Digital Studios.
Primary Duties Will Include:
- Structuring, drafting and negotiating a high volume of development and production agreements for short-form projects (including writer agreements, director agreements, talent and influencer agreements and location releases) in connection with original short-form series, specials, and formats for distribution across Comedy Central’s various digital platforms.
- Working with a broad range of departments, including Production Management, Labor & Employment, and Litigation to implement production legal policies and procedures as well as with the larger business and legal affairs team across the Viacom Digital Studios.
- Participating in and contributing to strategic deal discussions and researching relevant business and legal issues.
- Counseling internal clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including union and labor issues, intellectual property rights, music issues and complex risk assessment for production-related matters.