• Senior Counsel

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2019-12465
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for providing legal services and counsel to the Worldwide Marketing Operations of all of Paramount's divisions, including theatrical, television production, home media, and television licensing.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Draft and negotiate a wide range of marketing agreements, including:  agreements for creative content productions, contests/sweepstakes, interactive and digital services, market research and data vendors, live events, media buying, virtual reality, publicity and awards consultants, artwork commissions, photographer engagements and venue rentals;  promotion and sponsorship agreements for co-promotions, premiere sponsorships, co-branded ad-spots; product placement agreements; and influencer agreements.
    •  Advise on intellectual property and content clearance issues for trailers/spots, print and online advertising, and value-added content.
    • Provide counsel on industry-specific marketing issues, including COPPA, false advertising, privacy, FTC, and CPSIA.
    • Provide practical risk assessment and risk reduction solutions for marketing executives with respect to live publicity events/stunts, promotions and content production.
    • Partner with paraprofessional staff in servicing film-specific transactions.
    • Establish and foster business relationships with demanding clientele from multiple divisions at home office and abroad.
    • Partner with Paramount lawyers in the UK and France on film-specific matters.
    • Conduct ad-hoc legal, contract and rights research projects.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Excellent academic credentials including JD degree from an accredited law school.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in intellectual property, film/television production, and/or marketing law, preferably at a motion picture or television company or entertainment law firm.
    • Digital marketing experience and familiarity with union/guild, MPAA and AMPAS regulations a plus.
    • Member of the California State Bar.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize workload efficiently and meet strict deadlines for tasks/assignments.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and make quick decisions.
    • Excellent negotiation, drafting, analytical and interpersonal skills.

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