As a Senior Counsel, your vast music productionexperience enables you to handle any situation or crisis that may be encountered on a production. You’ve seen it all and aren’t phased by the last minute surprises that inevitably arise when shooting a film, series or documentary. You expertly navigate those situations to arrive at the best solution for the production and the studio. You understand the dynamics among showrunners, executive producers, line producers, producers, finance, production, post production, credits, labor, marketing, publicity, content localization, business affairs and legal affairs and know when and how to engage and align the appropriate teams when a music issue calls. You’re comfortable evaluating risk and have the confidence to make quick decisions when faced with the exigencies of production.
This is an opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand and to help Netflix shape the future of entertainment.
This role is based in Netflix's Los Angeles office and reports to the Senior Counsel of the Music Group, part of the Business & Legal Affairs team at Netflix.
The successful candidate will have:10+ years of film/series production music experience, including immersion in structuring, negotiating and drafting composer, performer and featured artist agreements, master use and synchronization license agreements, music producer agreements, record company and music publishing waivers and soundtrack album agreements; in-depth knowledge of music copyright and the film/series production process - from script to budget to music clearance/licensing to composer engagement/recording through to delivery, cue sheets, music publishing administration and launch; practical knowledge of the music and technology industries (including active relationships with music agents, managers, music publishers, record companies and music libraries); and understanding of the evolving theatrical, VOD, TV, syndication and home video landscapes. International market experience and international production experience is a plus. Experience providing in-house support in a film or television production company is highly preferred.
The successful candidate will also possess the following:
- Clear, concise communication skills.
- Strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
- Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced production environment.
- Ability to pivot quickly and fluidly, think practically and be solution-oriented.
- Curiosity and willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.