Skip to main content

This job has expired

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL TV ACQUISITION/PRODUCTION

Employer
Kinsella Legal
Location
London
Salary
£ COMPETITIVE
Closing date
12 Oct 2023
Reference
SK-2967-1

View more

Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Senior Level
Contract
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property, Media/Entertainment/Sport
PQE
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL
TV ACQUISITION OR TV PRODUCTION
FULL OR PART-TIME
12 MONTH FTC
 
Our client is a leading independent distributor of television programming and formats.
 
A role has arisen for a talented Senior Legal Counsel (Maternity Cover) to play a pivotal role in its media acquisitions (Rights-In) business.
 
Client:
Our client is at the forefront of television content distribution, boasting a vast catalogue of diverse and groundbreaking content. They deliver top-quality shows to a global audience by collaborating with both internal and external producers to fund, develop, produce, and distribute TV content and formats.
 
The Opportunity:
As a Senior Legal Counsel (Maternity Cover), you will be a key player in the legal and business affairs team. Your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, with a particular focus on acquisitions, especially in non-scripted content (as well as some scripted content). You'll be stepping into a senior position, working closely with the Chief Legal Counsel and leading a dedicated team of legal professionals.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Negotiate the acquisition of scripted and non-scripted programmes and formats, including high-value deals and those with complex rights issues.
  • Draft and negotiate distribution agreements, tripartite agreements, and interparty agreements with financiers.
  • Handle first look and output agreements with producers.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate development agreements for scripted and non-scripted productions.
  • Ensure efficient workflow management for non-scripted title acquisition.
  • Provide advisory support on terms of trade, insurance arrangements, and commercial terms.
  • Collaborate with the rights team on intellectual property matters.
  • Offer general assistance and support to the legal and business affairs team.
 Requirements:
  • Minimum 6 years PQE in content production/distribution.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in contract drafting.
  • Previous experience managing/supervising junior team members.
  • In-depth knowledge of UK legal framework and commercial practices.
  • Familiarity with rights databases and contract management systems.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and excellent drafting abilities.
  • Confidence in liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Pragmatic and commercially astute mindset.
Location:
Central London, offering a blend of in-office and hybrid working arrangements. You'll enjoy the flexibility to thrive in this international-facing role.
If candidates are not based in or near London, our client can be flexible around office presence.
 
Are you ready to be part of a team that shapes the future of television content distribution?  If so, please e-mail KL with your CV and any other information in support of your application.

KL ref 2967

Company

We are a boutique legal recruitment and resourcing consultancy, specialising in the placement of lawyers and legal professionals into roles both in-house and within law firms.

We pride ourselves on the relationships that we have built with our business partners over the many years that we have been in business.

We offer a unique service in the market place ­ a genuine fusion of in-house and private practice legal recruitment expertise, which offers a "full perspective" service to clients and candidates. Our careers as lawyers and now as legal recruitment consultants have enabled us to build a substantial network of contacts, which supports everything that we do.

Our clients and candidates choose to work with us because of our emphasis on building long-term relationships founded on integrity. It means recommendations are genuine, discretion assured and we never forget that today's junior lawyer is tomorrow's Managing Partner or General Counsel.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
02071993600
Location
Central Court
25 Southampton Buildings
Chancery Lane
London
London
WC2A 1AL
GB

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert