Overview and ResponsibilitiesJOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for providing legal and commercial support to the sales/business development executives and contract administration, finance and marketing groups of the Worldwide Television Licensing and Home Media Distribution division.
Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:
Perform legal affairs functions in connection with Paramount's physical, television and digital distribution of motion picture and television content worldwide, with a focus on pay TV, basic TV, free TV, SVOD, FVOD, VOD, EST, PPV, and packaged media discs.
Handle all aspects of licensing matters, including drafting documents, negotiating all phases of transactions from term sheet to definitive agreement, and consulting on the management and administration of active agreements.
Assist with matters related to licensing, sales and distribution, including acquisitions, content protection, MPA initiatives, rights conflict analysis, collective management issues, regulatory compliance, and retail sales agreements.
Structure, negotiate and draft vendor agreements for services and commodities related to distribution activities.
Collaborate with, synthesize feedback from and provide advice to commercial, finance, operations and marketing executives.
Coordinate and liaise with multiple Paramount offices worldwide.
Provide ancillary legal affairs support to other groups or divisions, as needed.
Admission to State Bar of California or New York required
Outstanding academic credentials
Minimum 3 years solid experience at a top law firm or media company handling matters involving or related to licensing and distribution.
Experience and working knowledge in contract analysis and review, negotiations, documentation and compliance.
Ability to work in partnership with the sales, operations, marketing and business development, finance, tax and technology groups.
Ability to interact positively and professionally with licensee clients and all levels of management and staff.
Be results-oriented with a track record of gaining management credibility and influencing business results.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.