Paramount Global

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

Overview & Responsibilities

We are looking for a Vice President to join our Legal Affairs team! The Motion Picture Legal Department manages all legal aspects of Paramount’s feature-length theatrical and streaming motion picture productions, including the drafting and negotiation of talent agreements and other contracts relating to development and production. The Vice President, Legal Affairs will be responsible for managing all talent agreements and other related contracts associated with assigned features.

  • 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
  • Handle 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
  • Draft and negotiate co-financing and acquisition agreements

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of equivalent experience at a major law firm and/or motion picture studio, preferably both
  • JD degree from a top tier law school
  • Admitted to the California Bar

Additional Qualifications

  • Able to work collaboratively, and exercise sound judgment
  • Significant and direct experience supervising all legal aspects of feature-length motion picture production at a major or mini-major motion picture studio
  • Ability to work effectively, proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to tackle matters outside of areas of expertise

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hiring Salary Range: $203,200.00 – 250,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.

https://www.paramount.com/careers/benefits

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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