Warner Bros - Film Production lawyer - 5-10 PQE
Warner Bros. Entertainment, a WarnerMedia company, is a global leader in the creation, distribution, licensing and marketing of theatrical motion pictures, TV programming, animation, DVD/BluRay and related products. Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, TV and home entertainment production, worldwide distribution (via physical product and digital platforms), animation, comic books, consumer products, brand licensing and games.
Our theatrical division produces some of the world's most celebrated film content, including the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts pictures, Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight, A Star Is Born, Gravity, Dunkirk, Ready Player One, The LEGO Movie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Many of these are produced in the UK at our world-class filming studios, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
It is an exciting time for the UK Feature Film Production and Financing Team. We are looking to recruit a Director/Executive Director to join the European Legal & Business Affairs Department, based in our Divisional head office in central London. You will also regularly spend time at our filming studios in Leavesden.
The Team handles many matters for different parts of the Company, but it is principally tasked with production legal work on theatrical feature films which are being made wholly or partly in the UK. The Team works closely with Warner's production executives based at Leavesden, many other Warner colleagues in various locations around the world (including the Theatrical Legal Department in Burbank), as well as the films' producers and production crew.
It is a varied, dynamic and important role, requiring flexibility, good communication and strong problem-solving skills. You will be right in the heart of things, helping the Company create content that will be seen and talked about by millions of people around the world.
As the successful candidate, you will ideally have between 5 - 10 years' PQE and will have qualified in a well-respected law firm. Experience of working in the media sector is essential; some in-house experience would be valuable, but is not necessary.
You will have experience of working across scripted production, ideally within film, but large-budget scripted television experience would also be relevant.
You will also have strong negotiation skills, as well as the ability to work constructively with management to present practical, commercial solutions. This is a fast-paced environment in which you will need to be able to think and react quickly, whilst not losing sight of the Company's key goals and the risks against which it needs to be protected. You will be proactive, comfortable with change, and have strong project management skills, together with the ability to interact and build rapport with a broad range of people.