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Paralegal – 20th Television

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 808769BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Jun. 09, 2021

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 position currently reports to the Assistant Chief Counsel at 20th Television.

You would draft various types of talent and production agreements, prepare and maintain charts for various projects throughout the year, research issues for ad hoc intellectual property and production requests, develop and update standard forms and templates, update databases, maintain all administrative duties with strong knowledge of legal processes and procedures, and work closely with studio attorneys and business affairs executives.


  • Review, draft and, comment upon location agreements, equipment rental, clip license, and vendor agreements;
  • Prepare nudity/simulated sex riders;
  • Prepare VFX and Main Title Agreements;
  • Gather and organize documentation for immigration filings and minor court approvals;
  • Prepare paperwork for tax credit applications and Pence certification;
  • Work under the supervision of senior attorneys on day –to –day production matters on current series;
  • Draft guest talent riders;
  • Handle clearance issues, review of outlines and scripts, preparation of E&O memos and review of on-screen credits;
  • Draft nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements,
  • Review chain of title documents and underlying source materials (e.g., scripts, prior films, and books) and draft analyses in connection with development projects;
  • Draft, review, and compare drafts/versions of various legal documents, including standard terms;
  • Conduct research, proof read existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries;
  • Interface directly with senior 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 3 years in a Paralegal role or 1-2 years in a junior attorney 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;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company;
  • Experience in a television production legal environment or experience within a litigation or transactional department at a law firm.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or qualification to be a paralegal by certification or education and work experience as set forth by the American Bar Association and any applicable state codes

Preferred Education

  • JD degree

Additional Information:


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 The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

The Walt Disney Company 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

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

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