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Senior Counsel / Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Scripted TV

Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) is seeking an experienced Senior Counsel to join the Business and Legal Affairs team to oversee the legal aspects of development and production for MGM's scripted television programming and initiatives.Responsibilities:Managing legal matters during the course of development and production and assisting in the development of forms and policiesStructuring, negotiating, and drafting a variety of development and production agreements, including literary acquisition, writer agreements, talent agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, license / co-finance agreements, rights agreements, and other development and production-related agreementsVetting scripts, cuts, and other materials for potential copyright, trademark, defamation, and other legal mattersOverseeing production counsel and advising internal personnel on day-to-day production mattersInterfacing on a day-to-day basis with various internal groups (creative, production, talent, etc.) and production personnel as neededAnalyzing and interpreting contracts and providing thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including potential contractual obligations, intellectual property issues, guild issues, and other mattersEvaluating underlying rights and chain-of-title issuesRequirements:J.D. from an accredited law school5+ years of day-to-day experience drafting and negotiating scripted television contracts5+ years of experience handling development and production legal affairs matters on high profile scripted television projects at a studio or production companyAdditional law firm experience is preferredStrong legal acumen with the ability to demonstrate sound judgmentWorking knowledge of entertainment guild regulationsExcellent written and oral communication skillsExcellent ability to evaluate issues and propose/implement solutionsAbility to work quickly and independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams#sbjJobSummaryReq Number: 193- VANSDL2017

Keywords: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Beverly Hills , Senior Counsel / Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Scripted TV, Other , Beverly Hills, California

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