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Counsel- Distribution, Hulu LIVE

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 948593BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 04, 2022

Job Summary:

Hulu’s Legal Department is seeking an attorney with significant content distribution and carriage experience to focus on negotiating, drafting and closing content distribution agreements for Hulu’s live linear service (Hulu + Live TV) and premium add-on services. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to tackle multiple projects with strong attention to detail, and have experience negotiating and drafting carriage agreements on behalf of major television networks and/or MVPDs. If you are someone who is a down-to-earth team player and have a passion to work on innovative content distribution deals, then this is a great role for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead negotiations and draft agreements for industry-first content distribution agreements with cable and broadcast TV networks.
  • Provide counsel to the Content Partnerships team to grow Hulu’s live linear service and premium add-on services.
  • Partner directly with Hulu’s business teams in all phases of each carriage deal
  • Be heavily involved in expanding Hulu’s content lineup and reach across key platforms and devices.
  • Advise internal partners across the company on operationalizing contractual requirements.
  • Seek input and drive consensus across the company’s various business units (e.g., technology, product, finance, marketing) as deal terms are crafted and finalized.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 (four) years experience
  • Experience negotiating and drafting content distribution and carriage agreements (e.g., in-house counsel at a television network or MVPD, or law firm candidates who negotiate carriage agreements on behalf of such entities).
  • 2+ years at a law firm focusing on media/entertainment transactions or other complex corporate transactions (M&A, finance, securities).
  • 2+ years of experience at a television network, MVPD or law firm focusing on distribution/TV carriage agreements is highly preferred.
  • Ability to counsel Hulu’s business teams from both a business and legal perspective.
  • A very strong understanding of technology, consumer electronics and the Internet.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently, and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to tackle matters outside of expertise.

Required Education

  • JD or equivalent
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admission to California State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Hulu Enterprises, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Hulu Enterprises, LLC 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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