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Manager, Legal Affairs (Production)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R10011756 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Studios Content Date posted Apr. 22, 2021

Job Summary:


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.


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

  • Work with various internal departments including Finance, Labor Relations, Physical Production, and Risk Management to maintain alignment and facilitate communication

  • 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

  • Self-motivated and disciplined, with ability to multi-task under pressure, prioritize and manage a heavy workload in fast-paced environment

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

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Highly organized, efficient, adaptable, extremely accurate and detailed oriented

  • Strong communications skills

  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Studios Content:

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 Studios Content, which is part of a business segment we call Studios Content.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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