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Sr Paralegal (PH)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 980095BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Theatrical Group Date posted Jun. 26, 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:

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, inclusion, collaboration and creativity. Stories shape how we see ourselves and everyone around us. As storytellers, we have the power to not only uplift and inspire, but also to champion the spectrum of voices in our world. If you want to help tell compelling, diverse and enduring stories through movies, music or live theater, then we want to hear from you.

Disney Theatrical Group is in search of a Senior Paralegal to assist the legal team in our New York office. This position will partner with attorneys to draft and negotiate various agreements. The ideal candidate is a professional with keen attention to detail, a service-oriented attitude and a strong work ethic.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft agreements, including marketing agreements; vendor agreements; theatre rentals; and amendments to numerous agreements, such as rights, writers and directors, etc.
  • Research and advise, under supervision of Manager, regarding vendor/production/venue insurance compliance and product licensing
  • Review show reports for ongoing productions
  • Prepare legal summaries for cast albums, subsidiary rights, subsequent company royalty charts, credit obligations and song royalty charts
  • Commitment to actively being part of and supporting a diverse and inclusive theater and workplace by demonstrating welcoming, inclusive behavior to all guests and co-workers and maintaining a safe and professional working environment
  • Attends and participates in equity, diversity & inclusion, anti-harassment, and any other anti-bias training and workshops as required  

Basic Qualifications:

The qualified applicant must hold a Bachelor degree. Theatre or entertainment experience /paralegal certificate is a plus. The ideal candidate will possess strong drafting, negotiating, writing and computer skills as well as the ability to problem solve in a business-friendly, creative manner. All applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, contract drafting skill, superior people skills and a team-oriented approach; and the ability to juggle and prioritize numerous assignments to service the needs of the Manager, the department attorneys and the rest of the Disney Theatrical team.

Additional Information:


DTG is committed to providing the highest quality opportunities for the widest, most diverse group of talented professionals throughout their career trajectory. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of theater, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, disability status, and sexual orientation. #LegalAffairs

About Disney Theatrical Group:

The Disney Theatrical Group, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, producing and licensing live entertainment productions and events around the globe. Its nine Broadway titles, including the current Broadway productions of The Lion King, Aladdin and this year’s Frozen, have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers worldwide. The division also delivers live shows through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live. Additionally, the division licenses full-length and junior and kids adapted titles for regional, school and community theatre productions.

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 Buena Vista Theatrical Group Ltd., which is part of a business we call Disney Theatrical Group.

Buena Vista Theatrical Group Ltd. 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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