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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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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