MGM

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and draft a variety of development and production agreements, including option and rights acquisition agreements, writer, producer, director and actor agreements, and distribution and finance agreements
  • Oversee production legal issues on films, including union and guild matters, clearances, credits, and insurance requirements
  • Review and summarize chain of title to potential development properties
  • Research, summarize, and advise on various legal issues that arise during development and production

Requirements:

  • JD degree from top tier law school
  • Admission to the California State Bar
  • 4+ years prior experience at law firm and/or major media entertainment company, experience with intellectual property and transactional entertainment deals preferred
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of negotiating and documenting transactions with an ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented and possess superior negotiation, drafting, organizational, and time management skills
  • Must have a cooperative, positive, and team-oriented approach
  • Ability to develop highly effective and productive working relationships with senior company executives
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and succinct manner both verbally and in writing

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