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Counsel

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 06-18-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The theatrical legal department of Sony Pictures Entertainment is seeking a production attorney at the ''Counsel'' level to support various divisions (including Columbia, TriStar and 3000 Pictures). We are seeking a production attorney with direct on-point motion picture experience to join our group providing legal support to the Business Affairs and Production departments during all phases of development, production and post-production of theatrical motion pictures.

Responsibilities:
• Review chain of title documents and identify and take action to correct any rights issues
• Draft and negotiate agreements (in concert with and under the direction of senior attorneys and Business Affairs executives) relating to motion picture development and production which include contracts for rights, writers, directors, producers, actors, key crew, visual effects, leases, location agreements, license agreements as well as other production agreements
• Work with the Business Affairs executives and production executives of each division
• Handle legal issues that arise during motion picture production

Requirements:
• Two to five years of legal theatrical development and production experience
• Knowledge of contract law and legal issues specific to entertainment law (production and intellectual property issues)
• Excellent communication and drafting skills
• Ability to review agreements and to trouble-spot legal issues
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, take responsibility for projects, learn and understand policies and procedures and exercise sound judgment based on experience
• Member in good standing of California Bar

The anticipated base salary for this position is $130,000 - $160,000. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6820n-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $130,000 to $160,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.