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Discovery Communications
London, LND, United Kingdom

Company Profile

 


Director Business & Legal Affairs


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Job ID:

775

Location:

Knoxville, TN, United States 

Category:

Administration & Finance, Legal
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Job Views:

80

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

24.03.2020
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Occupations:

Administration & Finance: Financial Management

Job Description:

Our Team
The joint venture with Chip and Joanna will offer remarkable real-life stories with everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone and transformational moments.


The Role
The Director Business & Legal Affairs is responsible for handling business negotiations, drafting of documentation, and content-related legal issues for a wide variety of programming transactions for our Joint Venture network with focus on documentary and non-scripted reality programming. The ideal candidate can be located in Knoxville.

Responsibilities
  • Assume responsibility for project/deal negotiations and preparation of documentation for producing, financing, and/or acquiring television product for the network.
  • Negotiate all business terms, including back-end participation and ancillary deal components such as home video rights and electronic delivery issues.
  • Draft and/or review original programming development and production, co-production, acquisition, and marketing/promotion agreements.
  • Administer and thoroughly coordinate all business issues, legal contracts and delivery of program.
  • Professionally handle legal issues related to network content, including identification of issues, coordination with standards and practices, ad sales, and marketing/PR, managing production legal issues and problems, evaluating commercial and licensing terms.
  • Assume accountability for deals under tight timelines while acquiring appropriate rights package within budgetary parameters.
  • Manage business practices in concert with network editorial/creative and production management.
  • Provide on-going business and legal advice to internal clients concerning pre-public production, broadcast clearance and other issues as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must have at least four years of legal experience in the entertainment industry or commensurate transactional experience in the entertainment division of a law firm.
  • Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a very high-volume workload.
  • Knowledge of television program and talent agreements and/or cable industry required.
  • Applicants must be industrious and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take the initiative, make firm decisions, manage projects, and offer a high level of customer service.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and other software applications required.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.


Company Info


Discovery Communications
London, LND, United Kingdom

Director Business & Legal Affairs

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

775

Location:

Knoxville, TN, United States 

Category:

Administration & Finance, Legal
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

80

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

24.03.2020
col-wide   

Occupations:

Administration & Finance: Financial Management

Job Description:

Our Team
The joint venture with Chip and Joanna will offer remarkable real-life stories with everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone and transformational moments.


The Role
The Director Business & Legal Affairs is responsible for handling business negotiations, drafting of documentation, and content-related legal issues for a wide variety of programming transactions for our Joint Venture network with focus on documentary and non-scripted reality programming. The ideal candidate can be located in Knoxville.

Responsibilities
  • Assume responsibility for project/deal negotiations and preparation of documentation for producing, financing, and/or acquiring television product for the network.
  • Negotiate all business terms, including back-end participation and ancillary deal components such as home video rights and electronic delivery issues.
  • Draft and/or review original programming development and production, co-production, acquisition, and marketing/promotion agreements.
  • Administer and thoroughly coordinate all business issues, legal contracts and delivery of program.
  • Professionally handle legal issues related to network content, including identification of issues, coordination with standards and practices, ad sales, and marketing/PR, managing production legal issues and problems, evaluating commercial and licensing terms.
  • Assume accountability for deals under tight timelines while acquiring appropriate rights package within budgetary parameters.
  • Manage business practices in concert with network editorial/creative and production management.
  • Provide on-going business and legal advice to internal clients concerning pre-public production, broadcast clearance and other issues as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must have at least four years of legal experience in the entertainment industry or commensurate transactional experience in the entertainment division of a law firm.
  • Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a very high-volume workload.
  • Knowledge of television program and talent agreements and/or cable industry required.
  • Applicants must be industrious and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take the initiative, make firm decisions, manage projects, and offer a high level of customer service.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and other software applications required.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

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