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Contracts Specialist

  • Location: Universal City
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 04 December 2021

​​Job Description:

  • The Contract Specialist provides support to the Director, Business Administration of Television Distribution-Business Legal Affairs (“Department”), and is responsible for handling television license agreements and other administration tasks as set out below.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the drafting and negotiation of contracts, including primarily agreements relating to the licensing of film and television content for television and “digital”/“new media” customers worldwide in various media (including free, basic and pay television, SVOD, PPV/VOD, EST and other media) using in-house contract assembly system (SAFE)

  • Prepare short form license agreements. deal memos, amendments and any other legal documents as deemed needed

  • Review, evaluate and provide legal notes for new release, catalog, direct-to-video, and TV bonus and promotional content including short form content for online/digital platforms.

  • Drafting, negotiating, and analyzing talent, production, material, and location agreements, including agreements with external production vendors.

  • Drafting and negotiating promotional, sponsorship, and publicity agreements including but not limited to online/digital marketing agreements, location/facility rental agreements, and production vendor agreements.

  • Identify and research resolve business and legal issues (including issues relating to contract interpretation) and provide ongoing advice and legal support to sales executives, marketing, technology experts and administrative personnel.

  • Various legal clearance and other services related to the production, manufacture, marketing, promotion, and distribution of CLIENT content in all media. Provide (routine) administrative support to the Department in general

  • Provide support on special projects

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one years of contract analysis, clearance or legal assistant experience, preferably with experience in Business Affairs or Legal Affairs in a movie studio, production company, record label, or music publishing company

  • Minimum high-school diploma

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and summarize contracts

  • Ability to work independently and diligently with little supervision and meet deadlines

  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as solid interpersonal skills

  • Adept and comfortable working with a variety of online tools and databases.

  • Highly accurate and strong attention to details

  • Experience with department procedures and high integrity (e.g., maintaining confidential documents)

  • Strong Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) skills

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong work ethic; commitment to quality; initiative & strong self-motivation

  • Team player; able to work in groups; willing to assist others as needed

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented team player, able to work in a fast-paced, high pressure, deadline-driven environment.

  • Related legal clearance experience with a studio, including papering and negotiating guild production contracts.

  • Previous working experience in an international office environment preferably secretarial/ administration duties

  • Ample experience with drafting and reviewing legal documents; experience in a legal field or high-volume environment preferred

  • Past experience in working with multiple clients (internal/external) and departments, etc.

  • Able to work independently; effective time management skills; able to perform multiple tasks concurrently (flexibility); prioritize effectively

  • Have experience in providing clear and concise communications to a variety of diverse business units.

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