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Business Affairs Legal Assistant

Company: WME (William Morris Endeavor)
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Business Affairs Legal Assistant, Television and Motion Picture

Endeavor is seeking an assistant to two Business Affairs Executives at WME, a global talent agency. Though this is an assistant-level position, there will be opportunity for the right candidate to engage in meaningful work and training relating to agency clients, from deal negotiations to long form contracts. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in the entertainment business, including in the operations of a business affairs department, some familiarity with entertainment contracts, and an insatiable desire to learn more. Deals you will be assisting with include on-camera talent, writer, producer, director, and rights agreements.
The job includes basic administrative assistant work (rolling calls, maintaining calendars, tracking projects, and preparing and maintaining client files) - but the right candidate also will be open to assisting with substantive work under the direction of the executives they report to. Exact scope of responsibility will depend on the candidate's experience and demonstrated capabilities. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in learning about business affairs at a major agency.

Duties will include:
Being tuned in and present on all phone calls as requested
Tracking and coordinating emails and deal negotiations
Reviewing agreements and deal terms with an eye toward learning the business
Research tasks, including deal precedent and guild requirements
Basic administrative duties

Bachelor's degree- Demonstrated interest in entertainment business and legal affairs
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Ability to multitask and handle workflow from two executives simultaneously
Responsiveness in communication and attention to detail
A flexible personality and positive attitude
Strong organizational skills
Professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality
1 year of professional experience preferred, ideally including contract and/or entertainment experience

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Keywords: WME (William Morris Endeavor), Beverly Hills , Business Affairs Legal Assistant, Legal , Beverly Hills, California

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