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Summer / Fall Intern - Business Affairs JD

Disney

Los Angeles, CA 03-22-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

About the Role & Program

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of world-class content brands at The Walt Disney Company crafting original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

The Twentieth Television Business Affairs Department negotiates deals and drafts agreements for above-the-line talent (producers, writers, directors, actors and casting directors) and underlying rights for scripted, live-action television programs that Twentieth Television produces for a wide variety of platforms (broadcast, cable and streaming). The Department also provides support for the series, and other departments within the studio (e.g. development, production, finance, legal), and is involved in other ancillary activities. If selected for this role, you will report to the SVP Business Affairs.

What You Will Do

As an intern, you'll be involved in a variety of exciting projects that will challenge and develop your skills.
• Coordinate and maintain internal database because we love keeping things organized and efficient
• Create and updating charts to track the status of agreements
• Collaborate with talent representatives and responding to their input on deal memos and short form agreements

Required Qualifications & Skills

We're seeking highly motivated individuals with a genuine curiosity about entertainment law, negotiation theory, and the television business.
• A strong curiosity about entertainment law, the television business, and/or negotiation theory/strategy (relevant coursework is a bonus)
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and OneNote
• Outstanding organizational and communication skills are key to thrive in our fast-paced environment
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines under pressure
• Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team
• A detailed-oriented approach, even when processing a large volume of documents

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous work experience in the entertainment industry, and basic knowledge of copyright law

Education
• All students must be currently enrolled in a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree program.

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information
• Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess unrestricted work authorization
• Position is located in Los Angeles, CA

Additional Information
• The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2024 through January 2025
• Able to work 40 hrs per week, Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm PST
• Must have reliable transportation to/from work

The pay rate for this internship in California is $41.40 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1ppk-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $41.40 Per Hour ($ USD)