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VP - Television Business and Legal Affairs - Unscripted Back

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Beverly Hills,California 90210

Web Site:

www.mgm.com/#/about/careers

Company Profile

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Category:

Legal

Job Description:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking an experienced attorney with at least 6 years of unscripted content business and legal affairs experience. The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of handling multiple deals simultaneously in a fast paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

* Analyze deal opportunities and formulate business strategies with respect to various unscripted content development and production matters
* Structure, negotiate, and draft a high volume of unscripted development and production agreements, including license agreements, option and other rights and development-related agreements, talent/test option agreements, and certain above-the-line agreements
* Interface with a variety of different departments including in-house personnel (e.g., creative, marketing, etc.) and production personnel/crew
* Develop and suggest policies, practices, and parameters in connection with various business issues
* Advise senior management in connection with deal strategies and complex business / legal matters
* Maintain relationships with broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, agencies, managers, and attorneys in the entertainment community
 

Job Requirements:

* JD degree from a top-tier law school
* Member of California State Bar
* 6+ years' prior business / legal affairs experience with a major media entertainment company and / or entertainment law firm with substantial experience in unscripted content acquisition, sales, and production
* Extensive and in-depth knowledge of negotiating and documenting unscripted content transactions with an ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
* Ability to deal effectively with a variety of legal matters at once
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Proactive business-oriented approach
* Must be detail-oriented and possess superior negotiation, drafting, organization and time management skills

The successful candidates will also possess the following:

* Passion for unscripted content
* Hands-on production experience
* Music-related legal experience
* Experience working with all levels of broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, pilots, and first-time series

Job Description:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking an experienced attorney with at least 6 years of unscripted content business and legal affairs experience. The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of handling multiple deals simultaneously in a fast paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

* Analyze deal opportunities and formulate business strategies with respect to various unscripted content development and production matters
* Structure, negotiate, and draft a high volume of unscripted development and production agreements, including license agreements, option and other rights and development-related agreements, talent/test option agreements, and certain above-the-line agreements
* Interface with a variety of different departments including in-house personnel (e.g., creative, marketing, etc.) and production personnel/crew
* Develop and suggest policies, practices, and parameters in connection with various business issues
* Advise senior management in connection with deal strategies and complex business / legal matters
* Maintain relationships with broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, agencies, managers, and attorneys in the entertainment community
 

Job Requirements:

* JD degree from a top-tier law school
* Member of California State Bar
* 6+ years' prior business / legal affairs experience with a major media entertainment company and / or entertainment law firm with substantial experience in unscripted content acquisition, sales, and production
* Extensive and in-depth knowledge of negotiating and documenting unscripted content transactions with an ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
* Ability to deal effectively with a variety of legal matters at once
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Proactive business-oriented approach
* Must be detail-oriented and possess superior negotiation, drafting, organization and time management skills

The successful candidates will also possess the following:

* Passion for unscripted content
* Hands-on production experience
* Music-related legal experience
* Experience working with all levels of broadcasters/exhibitors/distributors, pilots, and first-time series