Negotiating and drafting production agreements with writers, producers, performers, directors, television networks, co-production entities and other television-related personnel and service providers on behalf of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and its related companies. Productions include scripted and non-scripted network, cable and first-run syndicated television programming as well as daytime programming.
Also responsible for implementing and administering the business policies and procedures for SPT.
Works with Creative, Production, Finance and Legal Affairs departments to provide information, business advice and consultation services on a regular basis. Involved in analyzing business and legal issues related to productions, as well as reviewing budgets and otherfinancial information.
Candidates should have a JDdegree and substantial experience working in a television business affairs department, legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm.
Candidates should also have extensive experience negotiating and drafting television production agreements as well related experience with television business issues.
Experience with unscripted, reality and first-run syndication projects is strongly preferred.
5-7 years experience in Business and/or Legal Affairs
1 year management experience (desirable); strong drafting, negotiation and organizational skills; experience drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts for domestic development and production deals for television series; familiarity with production clearance issues and ability to handle copyright and trademark matters; working familiarity with distribution-related and/or acquisition agreements; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; presentation skills; professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees.