Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Counsel, Global Distribution, Paramount Home Entertainment in Paramount Pictures (Los Angeles, CA 90038)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Paramount Pictures
Position Name: Counsel, Global Distribution, Paramount Home Entertainment
Location : Los Angeles, CA 90038
Job Description : Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with the entertainment industry’s biggest filmmakers and brightest stars to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission: Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as A Quiet Place and Rocketman have further elevated Paramount’s film legacy. On the small screen, Paramount Television Studios’ Defending Jacob, 13 Reasons Why, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Made for Love and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

Overview and Responsibilities:
We have a Counsel opening for Paramount’s Domestic Theatrical Distribution and Worldwide Home Entertainment Business & Legal Affairs groups! This role works hand in hand with distribution executives across the organization to advise on various legal matters.

Structuring, negotiating, drafting and managing film and television license and distribution agreements. There is a focus on theatrical distribution and distribution by means of electronic sell through (EST), transactional video on demand (TVOD), premium video on demand (PVOD) and other digital distribution models – and related agreements, including exhibitor agreements, trailer placement agreements and supplier agreements.
Collaborates cross-functionally with sales, finance, tax, marketing, operations and content security executives, advising on deal strategy and construction, content security and copy protection issues, financial obligations, infringement matters and liability concerns, client relations issues and potential risks.
Coordinating with and supervising outside counsel.
Representing Paramount and liaising with the Motion Picture Association and other industry groups on a variety of matters related to our distribution business.
Reviewing and revising form agreements and standard terms and conditions.
Maintaining awareness and understanding of the latest developments in the law related to, and the practice of, the theatrical and digital distribution of content. This include’s staying abreast of bankruptcy and antitrust issues as well as technological changes in distribution models.
Liaising with outside auditors and client representatives in connection with audit and collection matters and preparing documents related to the same.

Basic Qualifications:
Juris Doctor degree with stellar academic credentials.
Member in good standing of the California Bar or California Registered In-House Counsel eligible.
At least 4 years of transferable experience, ideally at a major law firm, major studio and/or major technology or production company.

Additional Qualifications:
Superb analytic and writing skills.
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.
Proficiency at multi-tasking under pressure, managing and prioritizing a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and accurately.
Versatile and self-motivated individual with the ability to develop and cultivate internal and external business relationships!
Working knowledge of content licensing, distribution models and windowing is a plus.
Background or experience in antitrust and/or bankruptcy is desirable.

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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