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Legendary Entertainment is a leading global media company with film, television, digital and comics divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering innovative content to mainstream audiences with a powerful focus on the fandom demographic. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $10 billion worldwide at the box office.

A trusted brand built on quality and authenticity, we create unmissable cultural event properties and breathe life into the most epic myths of our time.

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Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Summary:
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN), the media and branded content division of Legendary Entertainment, is seeking an experienced attorney to lead Business & Legal Affairs.
The Director, Business & Legal Affairs, will be responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements relating to LDN’s content offerings among its brands (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Smart Girls). Such agreements include production, distribution, acquisition, sales, and marketing. The ideal candidate must have a passion for the evolving digital landscape, knowledge of OTT platforms, the ability to function independently, and a knack for handling numerous projects in a highly efficient, cooperative manner.

Responsibilities:
– Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including: production, distribution, acquisition, sales, licensing, marketing, and talent (on-air personalities, writers, producers, directors)
– Address trademark, IP, underlying rights, and clearance matters
– Collaborate with, provide advice to, and synthesize feedback from production, creative, business development, finance, and tech executives
– Liaise with marketing executives regarding legal aspects of campaigns, digital initiatives, contests, and privacy policies
– Review and revise form agreements and standard terms and conditions
– Maintain awareness and understanding of the latest developments in entertainment law, digital content, and technology
– Other projects at the direction of LDN executive leadership

‪Qualifications‬‬‬‬‬‬:
– Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school
– 3-5 years of experience in Business and/or Legal Affairs
– Member of the California bar in good standing
– Understanding of the applicable guild/union agreements
– Well-organized, with strict attention to detail
– Outstanding analytic, negotiation, and legal drafting skills
– Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal
– Professional individual who can build strong relationships, internally and externally
– Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment

Contact: recruitingldn@legendary.com

Vice President, Development LDN

Summary of Position:
The Vice President of Development for Legendary Digital Networks (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.) will lead all development efforts across the organization with a key focus on generating original content for LDN’s wide scope of digital platforms including, Alpha (SVOD), YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and others. This executive will manage a pipeline of development across all three channels and work with each brand’s creative team on building programs that meet the key objectives of the organization. These goals include creative innovation, revenue generation, and IP value. The ideal candidate will have a good balance of experience and expertise in scripted and unscripted development, packaging, project management, and digital distribution.

This role interfaces with all areas of the organization and the ideal candidate will be comfortable collaborating in a proactive and productive manner with business affairs, marketing, product, and data analytics. This position will also be a key conduit between the content teams and LDN’s sales division and will be responsible for working with the sales team on branded content activations as well as packaging original concepts to take out to market. Experience and expertise in developing for sales focused model is a must.

The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of successfully working with and managing people. This person will be responsible for working with a wide scope of creative teams, each with different brands, styles, and objectives, and will need to demonstrate an ability to both delegate and lead in all creative efforts.

This position reports to the President of LDN.

Other Key Requirements for the position are:
-At least seven years in scripted development focused on digital first platforms.
-Strong talent and representative relationships.
-Demonstrated ability to proactively package content with top creative talent.
-Core understanding of the ever-changing digital marketplace as well as familiarity with various digital platforms.
-Strong communication skills with a key focus on being able to work cross-functionally across departments.
-Proven literacy in core business concepts that are relevant to LDN including but not limited to, data analytics, sales metrics and models, and content finance and distribution models.

Contact: recruitingldn@legendary.com

Vice President, TV Business and Legal Affairs

Summary of Position:
The Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs will play a critical role in providing day-to-day business and legal affairs services across the television studio. The position will be expected to handle a heavy volume of work relating to the development, production and licensing of original scripted television content.

Responsibilities:
- Negotiate and draft above-the-line talent and other development agreements (e.g., rights option-acquisition, pilot script development, non-writing producer, writing staff, actor and director).
- Structure, negotiate and draft co-production, license and distribution agreements.
- Review, analyze and opine on chain-of-title, budgets, financial projection statements, press releases, marketing materials and other items relating to the development, production and licensing of television programs.
- Serve as business liaison with talent agencies, talent firms, third party networks/SVOD exhibitors and other potential licensees.
- Provide business and legal advice to creative, production and finance executives.

Experience & Skills:
- Demonstrated ability to:
- effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys;
- use strategic thinking and risk analysis to effectively advise senior management under time-sensitive conditions; and
- operate autonomously and manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently.
- Comprehensive working knowledge of television industry deal structures, major guild and union agreements, contingent compensation terms and relevant copyright/trademark laws.
- Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

Qualifications:
- 7+ years experience as an attorney (including some significant law firm work) with substantial experience working in a television business affairs department, legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm.
- JD from an accredited law school and state bar admission required. CA or New York bar membership preferred.

Contact: TVBA-LegalJobs@legendary.com