Kinsella Legal

MID-SENIOR FILM FINANCE/MEDIA LAWYER, GLOBAL FILM COMPANY 2+ YE

Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
22 Oct 2016
Ref
HO/1405
Contact
Siobhan Kinsella
Practice Area
Media
Contract Type
Permanent

MID-SENIOR FILM FINANCE/MEDIA LAWYER, GLOBAL FILM COMPANY

2+ YEARS' PQE/5+ YEARS' PQE - PERMANENT, LONDON

We are working with an international finance, production and sales company with a proven track record in partnering with outstanding films. Based in the UK, the company handles films around the world and maintains a strong focus on filmmakers with exceptional vision. We are looking for a mid to senior lawyer to join a friendly and dynamic team based in the heart of London.

You will support the business predominantly across Sales & Distribution and Development & Production Finance but you will also be supporting the CEO and COO more generally.

Specific duties will include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of sales agency agreements.
  • Drafting and negotiation of distribution agreements.
  • Closing required documents in multi-party film financing transactions.
  • Maintaining the business affairs elements and information required to keep the rights management system up to speed.
  • Managing external counsel.
  • Supporting the CEO and COO with implementation of strategy.
  • Key skills and experience:

  • Qualified lawyer with circa 5+ years PQE (excellent candidates with 2+ years PQE will also be considered)
  • Expertise in or a passion for the feature film industry is highly desirable.
  • Hands on experience of legal & business affairs in a media company or law firm are essential.
  • Experience of working with film financers, distributors and producers on IP issues is highly desirable.
  • This role will suit an ambitious, pragmatic lawyer who can respond to urgent situations and to demanding internal and external clients. You will be highly organised and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy under pressure. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic team exposed to high quality work in an extremely friendly environment.