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Sr. Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution, Marketing & Operations

Company: (MGM) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

This website is AudioEye enabled and is being optimized for accessibility. To open the AudioEye Toolbar, press "shift + =". Some assistive technologies may require the use of a passthrough function before this keystroke. For more information, activate the button labeled "Explore your accessibility options". Sr. Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution, Marketing & Operations - #609- VAN Beverly Hills , CA Level of Experience Director/Executive Full-time Full-time Area of Interest Legal Job Title Sr. Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution, Marketing & Operations Job Description Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking a Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs to join its Distribution, Marketing & Operations Business and Legal Affairs team and handle a wide range of business and legal affairs matters in the distribution, exploitation and marketing of MGM's film and television properties worldwide. Responsibilities:

  • Structuring, negotiating, and drafting a variety of distribution, licensing, and marketing agreements, including international theatrical distribution agreements, non-theatrical and repertory distribution agreements, home entertainment agreements, promotion agreements, media agency agreements, acquisition and licensing agreements, master services agreements, post-production services agreements, live based entertainment agreements, and other distribution and marketing-related agreements.
  • Providing legal support, on a variety of campaigns/activations in traditional and digital/social media, including but not limited to, co-promotions and sponsorships, brand/media integrations, influencer promotions, promotional screenings and other events, promotional shoots, sizzle reels, decks/presentations, and merchandising, as well as s tructuring, reviewing and drafting sweepstakes and contest rules and review supporting marketing materials for MGM and partner sponsored promotions .
  • Managing legal matters in the course of exploitation and marketing, including the development of legal forms and policies.
  • Preparing and conducting trainings to increase legal acumen across business teams.
  • Providing strategic legal and business guidance to stakeholders of all seniority levels with respect to new business initiatives.
  • Interfacing on a day-to-day basis with various internal groups (marketing, communications, publicity, IP, litigation, production, labor, post-production, etc.) and marketing partners as needed.
  • Analyzing and interpreting contracts and providing thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including contractual obligations, intellectual property issues, guild issues, and other matters.
  • Evaluating underlying rights, talent and chain-of-title issues.
  • Interfacing with outside counsel as necessary. Basic Requirements :
    • J.D. from an accredited law school.
    • 10+ years of day-to-day experience drafting and negotiating entertainment contracts.
    • 10+ years of experience handling distribution and marketing legal affairs at a studio or production company. Preferred Requirements
      • Law firm experience is preferred.
      • In-depth knowledge of intellectual property licensing and clearance.
      • Strong legal acumen.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Excellent ability to evaluate issues and propose/implement solutions.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and resourcefulness.
      • Ability to work quickly and independently. Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Keywords: (MGM) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Beverly Hills , Sr. Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution, Marketing & Operations, Legal , Beverly Hills, California

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