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Clearance Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 877276BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Oct. 27, 2021

Job Summary:

The Clearance team at The Walt Disney Company oversees and manages the day-to-day production legal and script clearance needs within the Disney General Entertainment group, which includes ABC Signature, FX and 20th Television.

The Clearance Specialist will be analyzing scripts and counseling production on a variety of legal matters in connection with script clearances, use of copyrights and trademarks. They will be providing production with standard templates for locations, parking lots, catering and equipment rentals. There will also be opportunity to use independent judgement and may call upon an attorney for additional input on especially complex matters.


  • Responsible for negotiating and obtaining a variety of production agreements including but not limited to rights clearances (clip licensing, material release etc.) for all programming content.
  • Ensures that all production agreements falling under their purview are in compliance with legal, financial, risk management and administrative requirements.
  • Works closely with clearance managers and production attorneys.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years’ experience handling clearances, location and other production related agreements; television experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks.
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education

  • JD

Additional Information:

#LegalAffairs #Corp_Media

About General Entertainment Content:

The General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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