This is a Counsel level position in the Business and Legal Affairs New York office providing day-to-day business and legal affairs services for MTV, VH1 and Logo with a focus on development and production for long form series, tentpole programming and non-televised production. This person will handle the negotiation and drafting of a heavy volume of fast-paced production matters for in-house and third-party productions. These tasks require a working knowledge of intellectual property law, including Copyright and Trademark, Rights of Publicity, and employment law issues as well as Viacom company policies in connection therewith. The department works 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. This position supervises a department assistant. This position does not manage a budget.
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