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Associate Manager / Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs


London, United Kingdom 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

This permanent role is in the central Business and Legal Affairs team of the International Studios group. This role will include a full range of business and legal affairs matters related to scripted production and development across the International Studios division.

Job Description
• Development / production work: managing a variety of matters arising in connection with the development, production and financing of scripted television productions including (i) formulating proposals for, as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating, a full range of agreements including agreements with writers, rights holders+ book authors, onscreen talent, other key production personnel, location, facilities, supplier and access agreements (ii) providing advice and support as required on programme related legal and business affairs activities including clearance, negative checking, rights licensing and general contracting and (iii) ensuring that all production activities are in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all territories and with the company's corporate compliance policies and best practice procedures.
• Production documentation and templates and processes generally: assisting with ensuring development and production templates and processes are up to required standards, current and effective including taking a lead role with the issuing and management of per show production packs
• Summarising/tracking/filing: summarizing, tracking and filing a wide variety of development and production commissioning deals on a number of different platforms and systems internal to NBCU.
• Production finance: assisting with a wide variety of production finance related matters including summaries and preparation of production financing closing checklists and managing close
• Rights analysis and chain of title: analyzing underlying rights documentation and internal rights reports in the context of International Studios productions.
• Guilds/unions: advising on a variety of matters relating to talent unions, applicable guild provisions, royalties and residuals

Responsibilities are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.


- Must be qualified lawyer. Experience level from newly qualified up to approx 3 years PQE
- Must have experience working within Media - TV/Film or Production

• Interest in the TV scripted environment and the legal requirements associated with TV scripted production
• Flexibility: the role will cover business and legal affairs work not just in the UK but also for the US and other international deals. The relevant candidate will need to feel comfortable engaging with legal and deal issues across a variety of different jurisdictions
• Organised approach including a meticulous attention to drafting and other finer details
• Positive and constructive approach as a collaborative team member;
• Strong communication skills including within a diverse internal and international legal team as well as with production personnel/clients
• Resourceful, outgoing, intellectually curious, ethical, respectful and eager to take on new challenges in a demanding environment including innovative solutions and ways of working
• Ability to juggle a full workload with competing priorities.
• The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above job description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g37okq-100-28-227-63-42 in your application.