Full Time Job

Legal Counsel

NBCUniversal

London, United Kingdom 09-23-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities
Role title: Legal Counsel (12 month FTC)
Location: London

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ROLE OVERVIEW

Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) is an independent mini-studio within the infrastructure of Universal Pictures Filmed Entertainment Group, and distribution footprint of NBCUniversal. With offices around the world and central headquarters in London, UPCG discovers, acquires and produces a diverse range of quality content across a multitude of genres (film, stand-up comedy, TV drama/sitcoms, music, sports, documentary, family entertainment, events & special interest) for global distribution.
We are seeking a commercially minded and business savvy, qualified solicitor on a fixed term contract (minimum 1 year). Prior experience working in the media sector is desirable, but not imperative. Ideally 0-3 yrs PQE, qualified in the UK or another common law jurisdiction.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role is broad in nature and requires a high energy, dynamic, reliable and pro-active team member. Experience in commercial environments is imperative, with a natural aptitude for the interactivity between the creative, commercial, production and corporate worlds. Responsibilities will include driving the Business and Legal Affairs work across a wide variety of matters and projects on a day to day basis, including:
- Negotiating and drafting agreements in the development and production fields, such as with writers, authors, development producers, directors, actors and composers and also first look agreements and book options;
- Managing release/waiver/service order form documents for productions;
- Working with broadcasters/platforms that commission titles and negotiating and drafting commissioning agreements in respect of the same;
- Negotiating and drafting agreements in relation to the acquisition of a wide variety of content, including features films and documentaries;
- Advising on the licensing of AVOD content, faith-based content, comedy titles and clip licensing;
- Working on the sub-licensing of content for theatrical exploitation;
- Working across ad hoc new business development projects such as the establishment of apps, websites and D2C AVOD/SVOD services in spaces adjacent to general entertainment (eg fitness / wellbeing);
- Leading on issues relating to rights clearance, chain of title, IP infringement and compliance; and
- Liaising internally at NBCUniversal with cross disciplinary teams and externally with other studios, distributors, platforms, talent, creative and production personnel.

ABOUT YOU

The role requires someone who:
- Is genuinely passionate about working on the creation and distribution of exciting content and seeking to learn as much as possible about all aspects of the media industry;
- Is resilient and able to thrive in high-pressure situations;
- Enjoys working in a deal-based environment with fixed deadlines;
- Is a team player who is committed and dedicated to the team and will always go the extra mile;
- Has a positive can-do attitude;
- Has excellent drafting skills and attention to detail;
- Is adept at multi-tasking and can manage a high volume of matters, often switching between tasks on a day to day basis;
- Is self-motivated and seeks personal development through working with, learning from and observing more seasoned media lawyers;
- Is consistently reliable and works to build trust with their manager and business stakeholders;
- Is solutions-orientated and genuinely enjoys solving commercial and corporate problems;
- Always adopts a commercial approach having regard to the law and risk profile of the deal; and
- Is able to self-manage and also to operate in a supportive team environment, instinctively feeding in to the improvement of the team's systems, templates and processes where applicable.

Qualifications/Requirements

Suitable candidates must be able to demonstrate as much of the above through their CV (both in respect of professional path and extra-curricular achievements) and in interview.

Qualifications/Requirements
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d89e8m-44-192-54-67-42 in your application.