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Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 520916BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Brand Disney ABC Television Group Date posted 01/24/2018
At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

ABC Entertainment is seeking an experienced attorney with strong transactional skills and entertainment background to be part of its Legal Affairs team.

Responsibilities

  • Handling agreements and identifying and resolving legal issues in connection with development, production, licensing and promotion of television programs for ABC Entertainment.
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of agreements and deals, including acquisition, development and licensing of scripted and reality programming, late night, theatricals, movies-for-television, specials, indemnity and production services agreements, sponsorship agreements, marketing and promotional agreements and digital agreements.
  • Analysis and advice in connection with legal rights and obligations, deal structure, guild agreements, intellectual property matters, claims, clearances, audits and other matters arising out of the day-to-day operations of a national, commercial, free television network.
  • Clients will include such other departments as Business Affairs, Creative, Production, Production Finance, Participations, Marketing, Brand Management, Promotions, and S&P.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of law firm and/or in-house transactional experience, with some experience in entertainment (preferably television).
  • Familiarity with licensing/distribution/acquisition agreements and intellectual property law (copyright and trademark).
  • Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work under deadlines and execute efficiently against multiple, high-priority projects.
  • Detail oriented, hardworking, accountable team player.
  • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment.
  • A professional, confident demeanor and an ability to work well with colleagues and to communicate effectively and positively with clients and all levels of management, including providing counsel to senior level executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve in a professional, creative and ethical manner.
  • Positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and office-related software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at a major law firm.
  • Experience at Broadcast or Cable Television Network or Studio.

Required Education

  • JD
  • Admission to California State Bar Association (or Registered In-House Counsel)

Company Overview

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability
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