Manager Business And Legal Affairs

Entertainment One Santa Monica , CA 90405

Posted 3 weeks ago

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One's robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment, Renegade 83, Daisybeck and Blackfin; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; innovative music platform Audio Network; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will ideally have industry experience in the financing, development and production of theatrical motion pictures, confidence in working with industry players, an ability to deal with sophisticated and interrelated documentation, frequently to short deadlines, across multiple jurisdictions and projects. Excellent opportunity for career growth and mentorship working with an experienced business and legal affairs team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with and draft/negotiate agreements (including development, production and distribution agreements).

  • Manage guild signatory process and inquiries, insurance certificate process, development USCO copyright filings, development payments (and tracking), and the tracking of important deadlines (including option and greenlight deadlines).

  • Liaise with and advise creative and production teams in respect of deal and rights tracking and related tasks to track the progress of underlying rights, option periods, agreements, day-to-day production matters and other related legal matters.

  • Oversee contract management and related tasks (including maintaining and updating records of key contractual, non-legal information and rights management information).

  • Assist department in maintaining and updating agreement templates and process documentation.

  • Create internal status memos advising departments of contractual legal obligations, approval rights, credits, etc.

  • Attend meetings on request by team to take action notes and follow-up on action items.

  • Various special projects and other work as required to support the Film Legal team.

  • Work on all aspects of single picture and television bank and equity financing, including without limitation, assist with document tracking throughout the process, managing related USCO copyright and Secretary of State UCC filing processes, sourcing signatures, assisting with drafting of corporate documents and resolutions and other financing related documents.

  • Assist with general corporate functions, including, without limitation, formation/incorporation/maintenance of single picture entities, obtaining EIN numbers, liaising with corporate function re keeping entities in good standing etc.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Paralegal license, JD (minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience) or experienced contract administrator.

  • Ability to deal with high volume of work across many projects and time zones and ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks from multiple individuals.

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills (including to non-legal departments).

  • Excellent organization and direction with good attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to manage confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and tact.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • The position is based in Entertainment One's Santa Monica, CA office.

  • The position offers competitive health and dental coverage.

  • Salary based on experience.

What you'll be a part of:

  • Taking care: health and dental coverage

  • Investing in your future: local defined contribution pension plans

  • Break time: free snacks, winter holiday office closures, reduced hours in summer

  • Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because

  • Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events

  • The office: modern facilities, in house screening rooms, more snacks, and swag

  • Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.

  • Grow: develop your career and shape your future

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.


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