Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Kids and Family Entertainment in Paramount (New York, NY 10036)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Paramount
Position Name: Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Kids and Family Entertainment
Location : New York, NY 10036
Job Description : Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com . Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Paramount Global.

Overview and Responsibilities:
The Kids and Family Entertainment Group is seeking a hardworking Business and Legal Affairs Counsel to join our team! You will provide day-to-day services across multiple business lines with a focus on short form production for on air and digital distribution.

Negotiating, creating, and drafting a high volume of production-related agreements, including contracts with production companies, creative content and equipment vendors, and talent. Responsibilities will also include counseling clients in connection with promotional campaigns, stunts and specials, as well as live events and experiential activations.
Handling day-to-day legal matters for production-related projects and live events (including counseling clients on appropriate deal parameters, reviewing scripts and cuts as necessary, drafting and negotiating appearance releases, location releases and helping to ensure clients and vendors adhere to accurate Covid protocols). Ability to issue spot and advise on legal issues, while understanding and furthering business objectives.
Advising on intellectual property and content clearance issues for trailers/promos, print and online advertising, and other promotional content. Experience with children’s labor laws and online privacy is also helpful.
Partnering with other in-house groups (including Production, Marketing, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Litigation, and Finance) on a variety of legal issues, deal-making strategies, and corporate policies.
Participating in and contributing to strategic deal discussions as well as researching business and legal issues. Providing practical risk assessment, risk reduction solutions, and conflict resolution strategies for production and creative executives.
Performing other day-to-day legal and business affairs-related tasks as needed and assigned by senior legal executive.

Basic Qualifications:
Member in good standing of the New York and/or California Bar(s) (or eligible for Registered In-House Counsel designation).
At least 3 years transferable experience (ideally with business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment), including contract drafting and negotiation and counseling.
Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills.

Additional Qualifications:
Strong ability to analyze fact patterns and devise creative solutions that allow network executives to implement their creative vision in compliance with corporate policies and guidelines, while minimizing risk.
Must be able to multi-task under pressure, handle a varied, high-volume workload efficiently, and operate independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to build strong internal client relationships and generate client happiness through quick turnaround and firm decision-making.
The ideal candidate should be proficient in entertainment industry customs and practices and possess proven ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys.
Working knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (WGA, DGA and SAG-AFTRA), contract law and intellectual property rights (as applicable to the entertainment industry).
The BALA department works as a team in a highly collaborative manner. The ideal candidate will have a cooperative, positive team spirit and will be enthusiastic about learning new areas and lending a helping hand.

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to [email protected]. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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