Kinsella Legal

NON SCRIPTED LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS LAWYER, TV CLIENT

Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
10 Oct 2016
Closes
09 Nov 2016
Ref
HO/SK/14171
Contact
Harry Offer
Practice Area
Media
Experience / PQE
Newly Qualified, PQE 1 - 3 years
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

NON SCRIPTED LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS LAWYER FOR LEADING TV CLIENT

1-4 YEARS PQE

WEST LONDON

Our client, one of the UK's leading production companies at the cutting edge of modern factual television is looking to hire a Legal & Business Affairs Exec. They pride themselves on telling compelling stories and working with all the major UK and US broadcasters in over 150 countries.

We are looking for a lawyer to join a thriving Legal and Business affairs team. Candidates should have around 1-4 years post qualification experience gained at a leading entertainment law firm or TV production company. Experience of non-scripted television business affairs work is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • drafting and advising on agreements for the development of programming, including format agreements

  • commercial negotiations with broadcasters, distributors, key talent, third party rights holders and others

  • to liaise with production to arrange greenlight meetings at the start of each development / production to discuss key legal / compliance / business risks and following that meeting to draft / negotiate key contracts and production documentation including key contributor contracts, access agreements, production protocol, duty of care, bespoke release forms etc

  • negotiating distribution agreements for the exploitation of ancillary rights

  • negotiation and drafting of international co-productions with broadcasters, production partners and suppliers to ensure protection for the Producer including accessing tax credits or other incentive schemes and bank finance

  • negotiating and advising on production financing arrangements

  • assisting in the preparation of Guidance Notes to productions in relation to key areas, such as child licensing, data protection and editorial compliance

  • advising on copyright and trademark matters

You must have a proven ability in commercial drafting, excellent attention to detail and a team player attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for a versatile, hard-working and technically excellent lawyer to join a genuine leader in television production.