Attorney - Production Administration

Paramount Pictures

Overview and Responsibilities

Responsibilities to include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with a team of attorneys and coordinators to negotiate, analyze and prepare a wide 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.
  • Interface 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.
  • Coordinate insurance and safety related matters with Paramount Risk Management and Production Safety.
  • Create internal status memos advising various 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 TV or motion picture production legal experience at a production company or entertainment law practice (or equivalent experience)

Additional Qualifications

Desired skills:

  • Strong knowledge of legal affairs agreements such as location and vendor agreements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and internet research
  • Strong drafting, organizational and time management skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work while maintaining a positive collegial attitude 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States


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