The Walt Disney Company Counsel, Disney ABC Television Group, Disney Channel World Wide in Burbank, California

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and create new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Legal Affairs for Disney Channel Worldwide is searching for an attorney to work in the role of Counsel who will provide support in structuring, negotiating, drafting and advising on deals relating to the development and production of television programming. This person will work in a supportive role as they continue to develop legal expertise, judgment and experience that is expected of more senior positions.

Responsibilities :

  • Draft, negotiate, and oversee a wide variety of entertainment agreements, including those involving the development and production of television pilots, series and movies (e.g., staff writers, Art. 14 writers, line producers, directors, casting directors) produced for telecast on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.

  • Provide analysis and advice in connection with legal rights and obligations, intellectual property matters (e.g., chain of title, trademarks, copyrights), governmental compliance (e.g., FCC regulations), insurance claims, production clearances (e.g., defamation, rights of publicity, privacy an first amendment), employment of minors (e.g., California Labor Laws) and other matters.

  • Provide general oversight and legal supervision over all legal matters that relate to assigned projects.

  • Provide counsel to creative, business affairs, and production executives, and to television writers and producers with respect to original and complex fact-based projects.

  • Continue to develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the industry

  • Continue to develop external legal contacts to learn and stay abreast of industry trends/legal

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of four (4) years of entertainment, intellectual property, corporate transactions and/or litigation experience at a law firm or major corporate or studio legal department

  • Possess basic knowledge of industry best practices specific to business or legal specialty

  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization, problem solving, analytical, and time management skills with the ability to execute multiple, high-priority projects, and a keen attention to detail

  • Excellent academic credentials and references

  • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment

  • Strong drafting, negotiation and communication skills, along with the ability to work under deadline and provide significant individual contributions while working as part of a diverse and dynamic team

  • Ability to build professional, interdepartmental relationships at multiple levels

  • Computer literacy and proficiency

Required Education :

  • JD required (with CA Bar membership)

Company Overview :

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

Additional Information :



Job ID: 591552BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks