Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide.
As Counsel / Senior Counsel, you will provide day-to-day business and legal affairs services for MTV, VH1 and Logo with a focus on development and production for long form and short form series programming. You will handle the negotiation and drafting of a heavy volume of production matters for in-house and third-party productions in a dynamic and collaborative environment. To successfully execute these tasks, you will have a deep understanding of intellectual property law, including Copyright and Trademark, Rights of Publicity, and employment law issues as well as Viacom Media Networks’ company policy in connection therewith. Along with your team, you will work closely with the networks’ Production Management, Programming, Talent, Publicity, Music & Media Licensing, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Pre-Broadcast Content Review, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Marketing and Ad Sales departments. You will report the VP, Business and Legal Affairs and supervise a department assistant. This position does not manage a budget.
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