Full Time Job

Legal Counsel, Content - Thailand


Bangkok, Thailand 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Netflix is changing the way more than 204 million subscribers around the world enjoy entertainment. As a company, we challenge industry norms by challenging one another to think creatively about difficult problems. Our business and legal affairs team is no exception. We think critically about the range of legal issues that face our productions, and we act in a manner consistent with our business culture of freedom and responsibility, one marked by a bias toward action, by leaning into smart risks and taking ownership of bold decisions.

The Opportunity

The Counsel role on our business and legal affairs team collaborates with the brightest industry minds in the development, production, marketing and distribution of our cutting edge productions in scripted and unscripted series, features, documentaries and kids and family programming. Counsel at Netflix operate as public-facing representatives of the company in the structuring of business deals and the negotiation and drafting of entertainment agreements, specifically agreements for the acquisition of rights and the engagement of creative professionals such as actors, writers, producers/production companies, musicians/composers and directors. The role is uniquely exciting and challenging in that it requires passion and curiosity for both domestic and international business and creative matters as well as the corresponding legal considerations that govern them. Counsel at Netflix tie business goals to strategy, extracting information from myriad sources, analyzing the various interests of the parties involved, proposing strategy, and collaborating with a wide variety of creative and business experts in order to achieve the desired results.


Netflix has developed the Legal Lab, a full-time entry-level paid immersive and comprehensive training program designed to help qualified individuals transition to careers as Counsel in business and legal affairs at Netflix. Following the completion of the Lab, the Counsel will be partnered to work with seasoned in-house business and legal affairs executives.

The curriculum will include but not be limited to:
• A detailed introduction to the filmed content landscape and its key players, including content producers, content distributors, talent representatives, unions, record labels and music publishers.
• A deep dive into the chronology of filmed content production, including development, pre-production, principal photography, post-production, marketing and distribution.
• A thorough exploration of entertainment industry fundamentals, including copyright law, trademark law, production finance, production tax, labor relations, and contract administration.
• Advanced instruction and Q&A sessions with subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines, including creative development, physical production, music, security and safety, immigration, technology, and a host of others.
• Advanced instruction in the nuts and bolts of negotiating and drafting a wide variety of entertainment agreements, including rights acquisition, writing, directing, producing, acting, intellectual property, and others.
• Hands-on drafting assignments, simulations, workshops and quizzes based on both real-world deals and hypothetical business and legal scenarios.

Candidates must:
• Thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results, and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
• Be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
• Understand and align with our unique business culture.
• Possess strong written communication skills, with a passion for drafting language that is clear, precise, thoughtful, direct and refined.
• Exhibit strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
• Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional legal experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in transactional work, intellectual property, media and entertainment.
• Education: Preference will be given to candidates possessing a legal license.
• Language Fluency: Fluency in Thai along with English.

Important Details:
• Application deadline: January 2022.
• Early application is strongly encouraged due to limited program capacity.
• Positions will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must submit a resume, along with a brief explanation of why they are interested in the role. Compile your resume and statement of interest into a single PDF document for uploading.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnx2z5-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.