LEGAL COUNSEL, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Location
England, London
Posted
16 Sep 2021
Closes
14 Oct 2021
Ref
2470
Contact
Alexandra Broad
Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Trainee

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER

NQ-4 YRS PQE

LONDON/HYBRID WORKING

STREAMING & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

THE BUSINESS:

A leading streaming and entertainment group that covers live sports, movies, series as well as music and original shows has a fantastic opportunity for a Media & Entertainment Lawyer to join them as a Legal Counsel.

THE ROLE:

As a Legal Counsel for this vibrant, upbeat and passionate company, you will report to the Head of Legal and will be part of the Group Content Legal & Business Affairs team which negotiates and contracts Scripted Originals, Studio Acquisitions and Sports Rights for exploitations across Europe.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Senior Counsel to support the Content Acquisition Team by drafting, reviewing and negotiating acquisition agreements with Studios and other international distributors
  • Supporting the Content Distribution Team by drafting, reviewing and negotiating acquisition distribution agreements
  • Supporting the Originals team on the Originals programme portfolio including the negotiation and drafting of underlying Distribution Agreements for Originals titles.
  • Analysing, articulating and advising various content partners on issues related to acquisition and distribution agreements

THE IDEAL APPLICANT:

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have the following:

  • Hold the necessary qualifications to practice as a solicitor in the UK
  • Demonstrable experience as legal counsel in the media and entertainment industry either in-house or within a media focused law firm
  • Have an excellent understanding of the international media distribution and acquisition industry
  • Excellent drafting and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of copyright laws in the UK and EU
  • Ability to work effective in a fast-paced and varied environment

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