Full Time Job

Senior Counsel / VP - Legal and Business Affairs

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Beverly Hills, CA 01-06-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") is seeking an experienced Senior Counsel at the VP level to join the Business and Legal Affairs team to oversee the legal aspects of development and production for MGM's scripted television programming and initiatives.

• Managing legal matters during the course of development and production and assisting in the development of forms and policies
• Structuring, negotiating, and drafting a variety of development and production agreements, including literary acquisition, writer agreements, talent agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, license / co-finance agreements, rights agreements, and other development and production-related agreements
• Vetting scripts, cuts, and other materials for potential copyright, trademark, defamation, and other legal matters
• Overseeing production counsel and advising internal personnel on day-to-day production matters
• Interfacing on a day-to-day basis with various internal groups (creative, production, talent, etc.) and production personnel as needed
• Analyzing and interpreting contracts and providing thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including potential contractual obligations, intellectual property issues, guild issues, and other matters
• Evaluating underlying rights and chain-of-title issues

• J.D. from an accredited law school
• 5+ years of day-to-day experience drafting and negotiating scripted television contracts
• 5+ years of experience handling development and production legal affairs matters on high profile scripted television projects at a studio or production company
• Additional law firm experience is preferred
• Strong legal acumen with the ability to demonstrate sound judgment
• Working knowledge of entertainment guild regulations
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent ability to evaluate issues and propose/implement solutions
• Ability to work quickly and independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams


Company Profile

Become a part of one of the most dynamic and iconic entertainment studios in the world. Enjoy a collegial familial work environment that is brimming with excitement growth and success. Our team is full of forward thinking, open minded, and enthusiastic employees that continuously nourish our growing company. We are committed to bringing on the most talented, passionate and creative people, who want to succeed at a company that promotes internal growth and encourages opportunities to those who are passionate about growing alongside this company.