• Counsel, Paramount Pictures

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    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

    • Work with a team of attorneys and coordinators to negotiate, analyze and prepare a variety of below-the-line production related legal documents for theatrical motion pictures, including production services agreements, product placement deals, location agreements/permits, equipment rental contracts, aircraft and boat charter agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, line/executive producer agreements, visual effects agreements, numerous post production agreements, and other contracts as needed.
    • Liaise with and advise Paramount executives and personnel in various departments, along with on-set production personnel, on day-to-day production and other legal matters.
    • Collaborate with other lawyers in the theatrical legal department to analyze and address day-to-day picture related issues including contract rights and obligations, trademark, copyright, labor/guilds, music and clearances.
    • Supervise and coordinate with outside counsel in multiple countries on production legal matters.
    • Coordinate insurance and safety related matters with Paramount Risk Management and Production Safety.
    • Create internal status memos advising departments of any approval rights, credits, and restrictions to ensure compliance with contractual legal obligations.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree and JD from an ABA school
    • Minimum 2 years motion picture or television production legal experience at a production company or entertainment law practice (or equivalent experience)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and internet research
    • Strong drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), social, organizational and computer skills
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Self-starter with ability to prioritize multiple ever-changing tasks
    • Excellent attention to detail


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