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Twentieth Television Business Affairs JD Intern, Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10021670 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Sep. 22, 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 Twentieth Television Business Affairs Department negotiates deals and drafts agreements for above-the-line talent (producers, writers, directors, actors and casting directors) and underlying rights for scripted, live-action television programs Twentieth Television produces for a wide variety of platforms (broadcast, cable and streaming).  The Department also provides support for the series, other departments within the studio (e.g. development, production, finance, legal), and ancillary activities.


A day in the life…

  • Participating in many different projects such as organizing and maintaining internal databases, various charts for tracking the status of agreements and charts of  agreement “give”/language

  • Digesting and preparing charts which compare terms of agreements

  • Drafting deal memos and short form agreements

  • Responding to comments from talent representatives on deal memos and short form agreements

  • Distributing information between departments regarding negotiations, closed deals and signed agreements.

  • Assisting the Department’s executives on a variety of tasks as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in entertainment law, the television business, and/or negotiation theory/strategy (relevant coursework in these areas preferred, but not required)

  • Prior experience in media/entertainment preferred, but not required

  • A strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook required; working knowledge of Microsoft One Note and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Proven strong organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task and complete tasks under time pressure

  • Proven ability to work as a team player

  • Ability to maintain a detail-oriented approach while processing a large volume of documents

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Education:

  • All students must be pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) or LLM degree at an accredited law school and/or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or related degree

  • Preference shown for students who are in at least the second year of their degree program.


  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US 

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited law school or graduate business school and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited law school or graduate business school within the last six (6) months

  • All candidates must be available during the months of January 2023 through May/June 2023

  • All candidates must provide their own housing for the duration of the internship in the greater Los Angeles area for “hybrid” work (some in-person, some remote, with specifics TBD)

  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

About ABC:

The Disney 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 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call ABC.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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.

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

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