IP Counsel - Southern Europe
With the opening of our production hub in Madrid, and with highly successful Spanish shows such as ''Élite'' and ''La Casa de Papel'', Netflix continues to expand its presence in Spain and seeks an experienced business and legal affairs executive to join Netflix's growing Spanish Originals initiative.
Based in Madrid, the role is on the Business & Legal Affairs team and will be focused on supporting the growing slate of Netflix original content produced in Spanish language. The candidate will be a key contributor in scaling our Spanish language content operations, working alongside creative partners to structure content production and acquisition agreements and carry out Netflix objectives in Spain. In doing so, the candidate will be responsible for understanding the legal landscape and production customs and developing and executing on Netflix's strategy as necessary to bring local content to Netflix's global streaming platform.
In particular, the candidate will be involved in negotiating production and acquisition deals for programming either with third-party local partners or directly with talent and representatives, as well as overseeing business and legal affairs matters during production. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with deal-making and production legal issues in the Spanish film & TV marketplace (longform live action programming). The role requires a deep knowledge of the legal intricacies on the Spanish media sector, creative thinking, good judgment, the ability to collaborate strongly within a team, and the flexibility to quickly pivot within a strategy.
The successful candidate will be admitted to practice law in Spain and will have a minimum of 8+ years of broad-based entertainment experience in Spain with both the legal and business aspects of production and distribution. Fluency in English and native Spanish are essential requirements for this role.