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Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs


North Hollywood, CA 05-16-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

Lionsgate Alternative Television has an immediate opening for a senior-level attorney responsible for handling a high volume of development and production deals, agreements, and matters for both non-scripted and scripted television programs, digital programs and feature films produced by the company for multiple networks. Provides general support and advice to business executives, in-house development and production teams and other departments on various matters including talent, publicity, licensing, labor & employment, risk management, pre-broadcast content review, intellectual property, rights clearance, and litigation. This role is primarily remote.

• Supports the legal department by structuring, drafting, and negotiating, with minimal supervision, various development and production agreements from term sheet to long form, including production service agreements, executive producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, co-production agreements, license agreements, rights acquisition agreements and talent agreements.

• Able to leverage, interpret, and synthesize information from multiple sources, apply reason and logic, make autonomous, common-sense decisions and work with strict and conflicting deadlines, heavy workflows, and changing priorities, while managing to make accurate legal assessments.

• Able to research and advise on contractual and regulatory matters, identify, and prioritize legal issues, and effectively communicate in a clear, concise, persuasive manner both verbally and in writing to all levels of the company and third parties.

• Advises executives and departments on strategic and complex business structures, risks, and outcomes, under conditions of uncertainty.

• Drafts, reviews, analyzes, and revises complex deal structures, parameters and documentation relating to development and production projects.

• Develops effective collaborations with senior executives and third parties (talent agencies, networks, entertainment lawyers, union representatives) to foster ongoing and new business relationships within the industry.

Qualifications and Skills
• JD Degree from accredited law school and active member of CA bar

• 5-8 years of relevant experience at entertainment law firm, media entertainment company, and/or business affairs department.

• 1-2 years of management experience and expertise.

• Working knowledge and familiarity with contract law, business practices, and legal trends as they relate to the entertainment industry.

• Must be detail-oriented and possess superior drafting, negotiation, communication, organizational and time management skills.

• Able to learn and master unfamiliar subject matter, innovate existing legal and business practices, and adapt to new policies, procedures, and parameters as business needs change.

Nice to Haves
• Knowledge of the entertainment industry

• Great follow-through and the ability to anticipate upcoming work needs

• Comfortable communicating with staff at all levels

• Self-motivated and comfortable working independently and in a group setting

Business Unit Overview

About Lionsgate Alternative Television

A division of global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Lionsgate Alternative Television is a major force in unscripted programming. Encompassing Pilgrim Media Group, Renegade 83, Blackfin, Whizz Kid Entertainment, Daisybeck Studios and the unscripted businesses of eOne in the US, U.K. and Canada, the group is responsible for a prolific roster of hit non-scripted franchises including Naked and Afraid, Street Outlaws, Wicked Tuna, Growing Up Hip Hop, The Yorkshire Vet and Ex on the Beach, as well as acclaimed limited series Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez and Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre. Lionsgate Alternative Television produces unscripted content across sports, documentary, historical, competition reality, true crime, family, game shows, dating and more.


$160,000 - $180,000

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1m2vx-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $160,000 to $180,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.