Full Time Job

Business Affairs Executive


Beverly Hills, CA 03-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Business Affairs Executive

WME seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its Business Affairs department as a Business Affairs Executive in Beverly Hills, supporting its Literary Packaging Department. Primary responsibilities include reviewing and negotiating a wide range of agreements and deals in the option/purchase of dramatic rights in film, television, digital and non-scripted as well as executive producer and writer agreements. The Literary Packaging Department is a smaller department, with a tight knit group of agents who share a love of authors, their books and a tireless work ethic.

• Review and negotiate agreements for dramatic rights, writing services and executive producing services across film, television, digital and non-scripted
• Act as an entrepreneurial business partner with, and provide strategic support and guidance to, the Literary Packaging Department
• Foster positive long-term relationships with the company's clients and customers

• JD from an ABA-accredited law school
• Admitted to CA Bar (or another state bar permissible under CA in-house counsel rules)
• Minimum of 3 years of legal affairs experience, with in-house experience at a television or film studio, production company, television network or other media network or platform, or comparable experience at an entertainment law firm
• Experience drafting and negotiating rights, writer and executive producer agreements
• Outstanding negotiation, drafting, analytical, prioritization and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills and able to interact with a range of personalities and styles in a fast-paced, high-volume business environment. This includes explaining complex concepts to clients and colleagues who do not necessarily have legal knowledge and have a range of personalities and styles.
• Ability to execute multiple, high-priority projects independently and on short timeframes
• A curious mind, strong work ethic, excellent judgment, keen attention to detail and a creative but practical approach to problem-solving
• Able to work effectively with people at different levels (including agents, senior executives, network executives and attorneys, talent, outside attorneys and other in-house client divisions)
• An upbeat temperament, dynamic personality and highly collaborative and team-oriented approach to work

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.