• Vice President, Theatrical Distribution Counsel

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2018-10248
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This individual is responsible for all legal matters related to the licensing and distribution of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, the Bahamas and Bermuda.

     

    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

     

    *Provide advice and counsel with respect to all legal aspects of domestic theatrical distribution

    *Work closely with Distribution Sales team as well as Non-Theatrical Distribution, Operations and other distribution groups in documenting agreements including for airlines, military and vendors

    *Render advice on United States antitrust laws, Canadian competition laws, Puerto Rico anti-monopolization law, as well as state and local laws (some with criminal components) that regulate theatrical distribution, as well as the U.S. vs. Paramount Consent Decree

    *Represent Paramount in exhibitor audits and underreporting matters

    *Work on industry matters with MPAA, Motion Picture Association – Canada, National Association of Theatre Owners, and other trade associations

    *Implement policies for granting credit to exhibitors

    *Monitor credit related lawsuits

    *Propose and implement policies and procedures for distribution group, including the structure of deals and language for agreements

    *Work closely with lawyers supporting international theatrical distribution

    Basic Qualifications

    * Juris Doctor degree

    *Admitted to the California Bar, or ability to qualify as Registered In-House Counsel

    *Outstanding academic credentials (high class rank or law review preferred)

    *10+ years legal experience, with at least 6 years relevant legal experience at a major law firm or film studio

    *Experience negotiating and drafting distribution and license agreements, and handling intellectual property and antitrust issues

    Additional Qualifications

    *Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with business leaders and colleagues across the company

    *Outstanding ability to manage multiple priorities while delivering high level results

    *Proactive approach to problem solving, efficiency and effective strategy tactics

    *Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills

    *Ability to work collaboratively, think practically, and use sound judgment

    *Strong organizational, management and communication skills

    *Ability to thrive and prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing, work environment

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