• Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs Nickelodeon

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Brand
    Viacom
    iCIMS ID
    2018-9666
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs for Nickelodeon will provide day-to-day business and legal affairs services for animation and live action programming as well as licensed programming, with a focus on original animation development and production and acquisitions. This person will be expected to handle a heavy volume of development and production matters relating to both “in-house” and third party productions.  The position reports to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon.

    • Structure, draft and negotiate, with minimal supervision, a high volume of development and production agreements for animated and live action projects, including development agreements, production services agreements, executive producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, co-production agreements, license agreements and rights acquisition agreements.
    • Structure, draft and negotiate, with minimal supervision, a high volume of license agreements for acquired programming.
    • Provide production legal for varied productions, working with a broad range of departments (Production Management, Labor & Employment/Production Risk Team, Risk Management, Litigation, Music & Media Licensing and Pre-Broadcast Content Review) to implement production legal policies and procedures.
    • Advise various departments for the network (Programming, Production, Marketing and Promotion, Rights Management, etc.) in connection with complex business and legal matters.
    • Review and analyze chain of title and other rights issues.
    • Review scripts and programming for clearances and potential legal risks.
    • Develop and create deal structures, parameters and templates and forms.
    • Maintain relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.

    Basic Qualifications

    • JD and must be a member of the New York Bar  
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
    • Comprehensive knowledge of contract law and intellectual property rights, as well as a mastered capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning, is required.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Desired candidate will have a thorough understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices and possess demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys.
    • Working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (Animation Guild, Local 839 I.A.T.S.E, WGA, DGA, SAG-AFTRA) is beneficial.
    • Working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (Animation Guild, Local 839 I.A.T.S.E, WGA, DGA, SAG-AFTRA) is beneficial.
    • Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly and operate autonomously within corporate parameters.
    • Must be able to build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround and firm decision-making.
    • The ideal candidate will be collaborative, positive and team-oriented.
    • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

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