• Vice President, Legal Affairs

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2019-12967
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • About The Brand

    Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Paramount Pictures is seeking a Vice President for our Legal Affairs department. The Motion Picture Legal Department runs all legal aspects of theatrical motion picture and other feature-length productions, including the drafting and negotiation of talent agreements and contracts relating to development and production. The Vice President, Legal Affairs will be responsible for handling all talent agreements and other related contracts associated with assigned features.

    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Draft and negotiate rights, writer, director, producer and other talent agreements
    • Provide legal advice during development and production to in-house groups and outside production personnel
    • Work closely with other production attorneys as well as attorneys specializing in below-the-line contracts, including location and vendor agreements
    • Balance complicated chain of title matters to insure underlying rights of all projects are clear
    • Advise on copyright and trademark issues
    • Advise on questions that arise under applicable union and guild collective bargaining agreements
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional agreements, including purchase/sale agreements, joint venture agreements, and related commercial agreements

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 10 years experience at a major law firm or motion picture studio, preferably both
    • Able to work reciprocally, and exercise sound judgment
    • JD degree from a premier law school
    • Admitted to the California Bar

    Additional Qualifications

    • Significant and direct experience supervising all legal aspects of a theatrical motion picture production at a major or mini-major motion picture studio
    • Ability to work effectively, enthusiastically, independently and expertly under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Willingness to seek matters outside of areas of expertise

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