Los Angeles

Counsel, TV Legal + Business Affairs

A24 is currently seeking an attorney to join our Business Affairs & Legal team to support our growing scripted & non-scripted TV businesses. We are looking for an entrepreneurial problem-solver with dealmaking experience across TV development, production and distribution. 

Initial Responsibilities

  • Structure, negotiate, and paper a high volume of TV development and production deals, including license agreements, producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, rights agreements and talent agreements
  • Oversee and manage various aspects of scripted and non-scripted productions, working with a broad range of in-house personnel (e.g., creative, production, finance, etc.) and external counsel
  • Serve as a business liaison with talent agencies, attorneys, networks, and other key collaborators
  • Advise business executives in connection with deal strategies and a broad range of complex legal issues
  • Partner with business and legal executives to design and implement best practices

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of transactional experience working in a television business / legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm
  • J.D. with membership in good standing in NY and/or California bar
  • Substantive working knowledge of television industry customs, practices and agreements, contract law and intellectual property rights
  • Familiarity with production clearance issues and ability to advise with respect to copyright and trademark matters 
  • Solid expertise with respect to guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law
  • Comfort managing and developing other team members over time 
  • Strong attention to detail, project management, time management, long-term planning skills and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, strong drafting abilities and a can-do, no job is too small, team attitude
  • Professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees
  • Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities, pivot quickly, think practically and be solution-oriented
  • Humble, diligent and resourceful

We are looking for diverse perspectives. A24 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all kinds of candidates.

A24 is the global entertainment company behind the Emmy-winning series Euphoria starring Zendaya, Golden Globe winning series Ramy, and such award winning films as Minari, Moonlight, Lady Bird, Midsommar, Amy, Uncut Gems and The Tragedy of Macbeth. Upcoming television projects include The Sympathizer, a limited series from Park Chan-Wook starring Robert Downey Jr., Underrated a doc series with Steph Curry, and Beef starring Academy-Award nominee Steven Yeun and Ali Wong. Current films include The Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once, Alex Garland’s Men, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer Camp’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and upcoming films Ari Aster’s Disappointment Blvd. starring Joaquin Phoenix, and Celine Song’s directorial debut Past Lives

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