This VP Legal Affairs will be part of a team responsible for negotiating and drafting acquisition, development and production agreements, which includes agreements for talent, on behalf of Universal Pictures.
Responsible for all legal matters during the course of production, including but not limited to evaluating rights/chain of title issues, clearance matters, guild issues, advertising, promotion and publicity issues.
Draft, review, analyze and interpret contracts in an accurate and timely manner and provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues.
JD degree from an accredited law school
10+ years of production legal experience at a motion picture or television company or major entertainment law firm
Member of the California State Bar or Registered with the California Bar as in house counsel.
A strong background in copyright law (both US and foreign) and intellectual property matters is required.
Excellent negotiation, drafting and analytical skills.
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Excellent interpersonal skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and be able to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
Have a problem-solving approach.
Be self-motivated and have a very strong work ethic.
Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are all essential in this fast-paced environment.