• Senior Counsel

    Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
    Paramount Pictures
    iCIMS ID
  • About The Brand

    Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Do you have a passion for marketing and entertainment with seasoned experience as an Attorney? If so, Paramount's Senior Counsel opening may be for you!



    The ideal candidate is responsible for providing legal services and counsel to the Worldwide Marketing Operations of all of Paramount's divisions, including theatrical, television production, home media, and television licensing.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Draft and negotiate a wide range of marketing agreements, including: agreements for creative content productions, contests/sweepstakes, interactive and digital services, market research and data vendors, live events, media buying, virtual reality, publicity and awards consultants, artwork commissions, photographer engagements and venue rentals; promotion and sponsorship agreements for co-promotions, premiere sponsorships, co-branded ad-spots; product placement agreements; and influencer agreements.
    • Draft distribution agreements, intellectual property licenses, confidentiality agreements, service agreements and promotional agreements for all media platforms (e.g., cable television, wireless, broadband, IPTV, telco).
    • Provide counsel on industry-specific marketing issues, including COPPA, false advertising, privacy, FTC, and CPSIA.
    • Provide practical risk assessment and risk reduction solutions for marketing executives in the Hollywood office and foreign Paramount offices abroad with respect to live publicity events/stunts, promotions and content production.
    • Partner with paraprofessional staff in servicing film-specific transactions.
    • Establish and cultivate business relationships with demanding clientele from multiple divisions globally.
    • Partner with Paramount lawyers in the UK and France on film-specific matters.
    • Conduct ad-hoc legal, contract and rights research projects.
    • Instruct and lead outside counsel (including in foreign territories) as required.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Excellent academic credentials including JD degree from an accredited law school.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in intellectual property, film/television production, and/or marketing law, preferably at a motion picture or television company or entertainment law firm.
    • Digital marketing experience and familiarity with union/guild, MPAA and AMPAS regulations a plus.
    • International marketing legal experience a plus.
    • Member of the California State Bar.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize workload efficiently and meet strict deadlines for tasks/assignments.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and make quick decisions.
    • Excellent negotiation, drafting, analytical and interpersonal skills.


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