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Manager, Production Legal Affairs

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7092700820220424 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studios Content Date posted Aug. 02, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Studios seeks Manager, Legal Affairs to join the Legal Production team to handle day-to-day production matters, drafting, reviewing and negotiating below-the-line production agreements; and providing assistance to the legal affairs team with other special projects as may be necessary from time to time.


Draft, review and negotiate below-the-line production and third party agreements, including location agreements, office space rentals, leases, equipment rentals, manufacture agreements, vendor agreements, aviation and drone rentals, watercraft agreements, prop rentals, credit applications, etc.

Work with producers and production personnel regarding day-to-day legal and production issues

Partner with Finance, Labor Relations, Production Executive, and Risk Management teams to maintain alignment

Compare and proofread agreements and related materials

Handle execution and distribution of approved agreements

Respond to legal inquiries; raise and escalate legal issues as necessary

Maintain library of below-the-line production agreements

Track and prepare reports relating to status of production agreements

Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned or requested


Bachelor’s degree

Minimum of three years of previous experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts at an entertainment company, law firm and/or a strong motion picture production coordinator or supervisor background

Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience

Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex issues and devise solutions independently

Highly organized, efficient, adaptable, with ability to multi-task under pressure, extremely accurate and detailed oriented

Strong communications skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

About Studios Content:

The Studios Content group encompasses a collection of world-class entertainment studios that produce high-quality cinematic storytelling for both theatrical and streaming release. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of popular stage shows on Broadway and around the world.

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Studios Content.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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