• Senior Counsel, Television

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

     This position will be responsible for a wide range of legal matters for Paramount Television, relating to development, production and exploitation of television and digital entertainment programming, including drafting and negotiating contracts (such as program license agreements, above-the-line agreements and rights agreements), as well as advising on production matters and intellectual property issues.


    • Draft and negotiate agreements for the development and production of Paramount Television properties
    •  Draft and negotiate rights, writer, director, producer, actor and other talent agreements
    •  Draft and negotiate agreements for production services, clearances, locations,  vendors, actors and other production matters
    •  Provide legal advice to many departments (Creative, Business Affairs, Press, Casting, Production, Post Production, Finance)
    •  Advise regarding questions that arise under applicable union/guild collective bargaining agreements and standards and practices of television and digital exhibitors
    •  Handle complicated chain of title matters to ensure underlying rights are clear and conduct extensive rights research to determine motion picture content available for television/digital exploitation

    Basic Qualifications

    • JD degree from accredited University / Law School
    •  8 years plus relevant experience at a major law firm or television company
    • Current admission in California Bar or other U.S. state bar
    • Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills

    Additional Qualifications

    • Ability to manage and prioritize a heavy workload
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills, sound business judgment, ability to adapt quickly to change and to work well on a team


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