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Paralegal

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 949335BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Jun. 01, 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:

Are you a self-starter with ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Would you thrive in a role supporting a team of legal professionals in a fast-paced studio environment? If you’re nodding your head, then a Paralegal position within Disney Television Studios at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

You’d be a key member of a dynamic team that creates original, engaging content for a variety of platforms, including network, cable and subscription video-on-demand, and you would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!

This Paralegal role currently reports to the Assistant Chief Counsel at ABC Signature.

You would draft and negotiate various types of above-the-line agreements as well as other production agreements, prepare and maintain charts for various projects throughout the year, research issues for ad hoc intellectual property and production requests and prepare research memoranda, develop and update standard forms & templates, draft and file necessary paperwork regarding tax credits for international productions and update spreadsheets and databases. Maintain all administrative duties with strong knowledge of legal processes and procedures. Work closely with studio attorneys and business affairs executives.

Responsibilities:


  • Review, draft and comment upon facility agreements;
  • Prepare nudity/simulated sex riders;
  • Draft technical consultant agreements, feature release agreements and settlement agreements for resolved claims;
  • Work under the supervision of attorneys on day –to –day production matters on current series;
  • Draft and revise longforms and amendments for above-the–line talent;
  • Review of chain of title and draft analysis as well as reviewing underlying source materials (e.g., scripts, prior films/television series, and books) in connection with development projects;
  • Conduct research, proof read existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries;
  • Interface directly with other executives and their support teams – your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job; and
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role at a studio, network or law firm;
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of the studio business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs (including Excel, Outlook and Word);
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in television production.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Education

  • Experience in a television production legal environment or experience within a transactional department at a law firm is strongly preferred.
  • JD preferred, but not required if you have strong paralegal skills and experience.

Additional Information:

#legalaffairs, #LI-GG1 and #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 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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