• Vice President, Legal - Co-Financing

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

    This position will work on a variety of transactions, primarily focusing on film co-financings and acquisitions, new media opportunities and strategic transactions.  The ideal candidate will have experience doing film co-financings and will have a mix of law firm and in-house experience.


    • Draft and negotiate film co-financing, distribution and acquisition agreements and related documentation.  Advise on existing co-financing arrangements, rights issues and other questions of contract interpretation.
    • Involvement in strategic transactions and other commercial deals, including drafting and reviewing agreements, NDAs and term sheets, and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Work closely with senior management

    Basic Qualifications

    * 10+ years’ relevant legal experience, preferably at a major law firm with Corporate and/or Finance experience in the entertainment industry

    * Experience in Corporate Finance law preferred

    * JD from a top tier law school

    * Admitted to the California Bar, or ability to qualify as Registered In-House Counsel

    Additional Qualifications

    * Self-starter who has the ability to manage and successfully complete deals, in some cases with minimal supervision

    * Must be able to craft innovative, business-oriented solutions and assist in executing them

    * Willingness to tackle matters of first impression and outside of areas of expertise

    * Ability to work collaboratively, think practically, and use sound judgment

    * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    * Ability to work independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment

    * Familiarity with financial statements and film accounting

    * Experience working on international transactions


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