Los Angeles

Legal & BA, Finance and International

A24 is currently seeking an attorney to join our Legal and Business Affairs team to provide support on a broad variety of matters to A24’s Finance & International Distribution divisions. You should be a motivated self-starter with a strong interest in Finance and the international distribution of film and television content. This role will be an integral member of a highly collaborative Legal and Business Affairs team.

Initial Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate the film and TV project related documentation as required in connection with A24’s credit facilities
  • Draft, negotiate, and manage international sales agreements and related financial documentation with international distributors, studios and global streamers
  • Run point on day-to-day business affairs issues and provide ongoing, proactive legal and business advice concerning all aspects of the distribution of A24’s content internationally
  • Provide legal support for international licensing, co-production agreements, film markets and festivals.
  • Assist in providing practical, day-to-day business and legal affairs advice to internal business teams on general legal matters affecting A24
  • Contribute toward improving deal parameters, deal memo templates, long-form agreements, contract management and precedent-tracking systems and other departmental resources, processes and procedures
  • Establish and maintain key internal and external stakeholder relationships with regular, effective and timely communications concerning deal negotiation and business strategy

Qualifications

  • LA-based
  • J.D. is required; member in good standing of the California or New York bar
  • 4-6 years of experience (with at least 2 years in the corporate/transactional department of a major US law firm); in-house entertainment business/legal affairs or entertainment finance experience and/or entertainment law firm experience preferred
  • Extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; intellectual property law as it relates to entertainment; and the entertainment eco-system (e.g., development, financing, production, distribution)
  • Demonstrated success in taking initiative and ownership of projects and willingness to learn and practice in new areas of the law
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively on cross-functional teams
  • Sound judgment, strong interpersonal & organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects at a time
  • Humble, diligent, resourceful
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We are looking for diverse perspectives. A24 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all kinds of candidates.

Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Minari, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Uncut Gems, and this summer’s Zola and The Green Knight. A24 TV productions include the Emmy-winning series Euphoria for HBO starring Zendaya, Hulu series Ramy from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, the eponymous variety series from viral comedy sensation Ziwe for Showtime, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple series Mr. Corman, and the Netflix anthology series Beef starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

 

 

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