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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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Manager, TV Legal Affairs

Summary of Position:
Responsible for production legal issues for current scripted television and digital projects. Will also handle some matters for business affairs, including chain-of-title research and the drafting and negotiation of longforms for closed deals.

Responsibilities:
• Review a variety of production agreements, talent agreements, location agreements, licensing agreements, and vendor agreements.
• Track and organize contracts and clearances requests.
• Assist in responding to requests for information or advice from production employees.
• Monitor talent and third-party content credits and restrictions.
• Interact with labor unions and assist with drafting related paperwork.
• Perform chain-of-title research, and oversee outside counsel in connection with the same.
• Draft and negotiate longform agreements for closed deals (e.g., rights option-acquisition, pilot script development, non-writing producer, writing staff, actor and director).

Experience & Skills:
• 3-6 years of experience as an attorney, preferably in the IP, media and/or entertainment group of a law firm and/or in-house at a studio or production company with experience as production counsel for scripted programming. On set experience as production counsel is a plus.
• JD from an accredited law school and state bar admission required. CA or New York bar membership preferred.

Contact: TVBA-LegalJobs@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

Manager, Content Protection

Summary of Position:
As a member of the Legendary Security Team, the Content Protection Manager leverages a suite of solutions to support the protection of Legendary data and creative content. This position manages the protection of Legendary digital and creative content. The ideal candidate will have similar industry experience in anti-piracy, solid understanding of technical security controls and Production workflows. This hands-on role assists with the daily cyber security operations focused on threat identification and remediation. The position is based in Burbank, California; and will require some travel to vendor and on-set locations.

Responsibilities:
• Manage the detection and remediation of cyber security and content protection threats
• Development, test, and implement appropriate security plans, products and control techniques
• Conduct content security assessments of vendors and other partners. Reviewing compliance around physical security, digital security, organizational security, and related processes
• Manage all aspects of the security assessments, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and archiving
• Manage the Content Security online training program; launch new campaigns, follow up with outstanding trainees, ensure compliance, and track issues and areas for improvement
• Manage vendor assessment remediation projects and revalidation of security compliance
• Manage piracy and Internet brand abuse discovery and remediation workflows
• Evaluate and test vendor workflows, processes, and controls and identify areas of risk
• Operate and maintain records of vendor security assessments via a security management tool
• Support assessments of internal departments handling content to ensure the proper security controls and procedures are in place
• Support content security reviews of local/domestic feature and television productions
• Support increased digital security testing and content protection technology/anti-piracy testing
• Occasionally work non-standard shifts and/or on-call to support the requirements of the organization

Qualifications:
• Five (5) year professional security experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of CIS, MPAA, and CDSA control frameworks
• Demonstrated knowledge of content protection and take-down procedures
• Demonstrated knowledge of Pre-Production and Post-Production of Television and Film workflows
• Analytical and critical thinking skills
• Availability to travel for on-set and vendor assessments

Contact: ITJOBS@legendary.com