Paralegal/ Contracts Administrator

Location
Covent Garden, London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
22 Sep 2017
Closes
20 Oct 2017
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Media/Entertainment/Sport
Experience Level
Not Disclosed

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 160 new productions and together they have won a staggering 44 Olivier Awards including a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Awards. This year, SFP won 9 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awards ever received by a single production in Oliviers’ history. The company has also won 18 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

This year, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded 'Producer of the Year' at the Stage Awards for the third year in a row as well as taking the number one spot in 'The Stage 100', becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years. 

SFP are looking to appoint a PARALEGAL / CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR to join their busy London office to administrate and coordinate an efficient contracts department across all productions. 

Key Responsibilities include:

•    Draft and issue agreements for cast, company members, production staff, creatives, underlying rights and others, as required.  Ensure that colleagues are informed of relevant clauses within the agreements.

•    Draft and issue union contracts, as required. 

•    Draft investment agreements and maintain an up-to-date investor database.

•    Check equipment hire and rehearsal room agreements for SFP’s productions.

•    Maintain a comprehensive record of contracts for all SFP’s productions.

•    Develop and maintain effective contract filing systems, both hard-copy and online.

•    Monitor contract expiry dates and ensure relevant colleagues are made aware in advance of such expiry, and draft and issue extension contracts, when necessary.

•    General administrative and research assistance as necessary.

•    Prepare paperwork for meetings and minute meetings, as required, ensuring that minutes are both accurate and distributed promptly.

•    Keep abreast and advise on current union agreements, trade agreements and statutory legislation which may impact on SFP’s producing activity.

•    Be present at SFP performances, events and meetings as required (which may include some evening and weekend work).

•    Complete such other duties as may be reasonably required.

•    As this role will involve access to confidential and commercially sensitive information, it is essential that all such information is kept confidential.

A successful candidate will have at least 6 months’ experience as a commercial paralegal gained from either a law firm or in-house. To apply for this role please click the apply now button.