The Walt Disney Company Counsel, Marvel Television in Los Angeles, California

Marvel Television is hiring a Counsel to join its Business and Legal Affairs department. This person will be an integral member of a highly collaborative Business and Legal Affairs team.

Responsibilities :

  • Structure, negotiate, and manage deals for the development and production of live action and animated scripted television series

  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of long form agreements, including production services, licensing, and talent agreements

  • Advise business partners with respect to legal rights and contractual responsibilities, guild agreements, intellectual property matters, claims and other matters arising out of the day-to-day production of Marvel’s live action and animated television properties

  • Review promotional, marketing and merchandising materials to ensure compliance with talent and other contractual restrictions, guild requirements and clearance procedures

  • Establish and maintain key stakeholder relationships with regular, effective and timely communications concerning deal negotiation and business strategy

  • Follow “best practices” and contribute toward improving deal parameters, deal memo templates, long form agreements, and departmental resources, processes and procedures

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3-5 years of law firm and/or in-house experience

  • Exceptional negotiating skills, strong drafting abilities, first class communication skills (written and verbal), and creative problem-solving abilities

  • Solid expertise with respect to guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law

  • Strong ability to work independently while contributing positively as a collaborative member of a team, with a commitment to integrity, learning and excellence

  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects in a fast-paced environment with a keen attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience at a major law firm

  • Prior experience handling scripted and/or unscripted television programming in business affairs and/or legal affairs department at a U.S. television network or studio

Required Education :

  • Must have a J.D.

  • Admission to California State Bar or Registered In-House Counsel

Company Overview :

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Job ID: 543275BR

Location: Los Angeles,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment