Legal Counsel, Marketing & IP
Los Angeles, CA
UTA seeks a Contracts Administrator to be the primary point of contact with various guilds such as WGA, PGA, DGA, AEA and SAG-AFTRA. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable this person to build effective relationships with a range of personalities and styles in a fast-paced business environment, and to work effectively with people at many different levels.
What You'll Do
• Analyze distribution, licensing, financing, and chain of title agreements to determine appropriate financial assurances on behalf of SAG-AFTRA and WGA
• Communicate signatory status and outstanding contract issues to producers, counsel, talent and SAG-AFTRA management in anticipation of production deadlines and closeout
• Manage guild franchise requirements, including the DGA, WGA, Equity, and the relationship with SAG-AFTRA
• Provide insights and reports to staff and Guild leaders about writers' concerns, priorities, and work issues.
• Draft client agency agreements in addition to commission split agreements
• Administer agreements to ensure legal compliance, options, and payment terms along with managing and maintaining databases of contractual rights, obligations, and critical dates
What You Need
• Experience in guild relations with the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, DGA, and PGA
• Must be an effective team player with experience working on cross-functional teams
• Must be a strategic, results-oriented individual and have an effective problem-solving approach to projects
• Must be well-organized and have a strong work ethic
• Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred
What You'll Get
• The unique and exciting opportunity to work at one of the leading global entertainment companies in Hollywood in a cross section between Finance, Legal and Business Affairs
• Access to the tools, leadership and resources you'll need to create and drive a center of excellence
• The opportunity to do the best work of your career
• Work out of an amazing office – that happens to house one of the top modern art collections in the world
• Competitive benefits and programs to support your well-being
UTA is one of the world's leading talent and entertainment companies. We help the world's most inspiring people make the world a more inspiring place. Many of our colleagues spend their careers here. It's one of the reasons UTA is considered among the entertainment industry's best places to work.
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