CounselApply NowApply Later Job ID 10055557 Location Mumbai, India Business Disney Star Date posted Nov. 16, 2023
About the Role:
In this role you will work closely on Disney-Star’s strategic partnerships, joint ventures, investments and key media right acquisitions. You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating investment documents, media rights agreements, network level partnerships with technology platforms and advising on business development, acquisitions and strategic partnerships across the Disney Star network.
Business advisory around Disney-Star India’s joint ventures, investments, strategic partnerships and media rights acquisitions having strategic or network-level impact.
Structuring, negotiating, and drafting investment documentation, including shareholders’ agreements, share purchase agreements, etc) and (b) documentation for key partnerships, strategic bids, media rights acquisitions and other strategic network-level initiatives. Negotiating prime positions for Disney-Star entities, optimum structuring of resulting entities and maximising value by obtaining key rights for Disney-Star
Evaluating and advising on key media rights acquisitions (through bilateral negotiations or under invitations to tender) and strategic monetization of the acquired rights.
Research and advisory around key regulatory issues impacting the M&E sector or Disney Star India (e.g. issues around anti-trust, privacy and data protection, FDI policy and offshore investments, etc.), evolving strategies to de-risk our businesses from regulatory risk while maintaining operational efficiency and working to maximize revenues.
The candidate should have:
6-8 years of transactional experience in general corporate or banking/finance (of which at least 3-4 years should be at a tier 1 law firm).
Excellent drafting and research skills.
A keen interest in the media/entertainment sector and the associated regulatory landscape
Experience handling media/broadcast issues and media rights agreements would be an added advantage.
An analytical bent of mind and the ability to problem-solve.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively within a team and a fast-paced dynamic business environment.
Excellent communications skills and the ability to communicate legal issues and solutions in an articulate, precise, and effective manner.
About Disney Star:
Disney Star is a leading media & entertainment company in India that reaches over 700 million viewers a month in nine different languages. Our entertainment portfolio which cuts across general entertainment, movies, sports, infotainment, kids, and lifestyle content generates over 20,000 hours of original content every year.
Disney+ Hotstar, India’s leading streaming platform, enables us to reach and entertain audiences anywhere, anytime. Disney+ Hotstar has changed the way Indians consume their entertainment - from their favourite TV shows and movies to sporting extravaganzas.
With leadership positions in every segment it occupies, Disney Star has been redefining the media landscape for more than 30 years now, anchored on the three pillars of storytelling, innovation, and an unwavering focus on delivering to the expectations of our audiences.
Join us, and let's continue to inspire a billion imaginations.
About Disney Star:
Star has defined the Indian media landscape for over two decades and today is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching approximately 650 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. Star generates 20,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 40+ channels in 8 different languages, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India. The network’s entertainment channel portfolio includes Star Gold, Channel V, Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav, Life OK, Movies OK and Star Plus, India's No. 1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel. It has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well, through a bouquet of affiliate channels which includes Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna, Suvarna Plus, Vijay and now Maa. It is also present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox Star Studios, an affiliate joint venture company.
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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Star India Pvt Ltd (SIPL), which is part of a business we call Disney Star.