A24 is seeking an executive to join our Legal and Business Affairs team to help oversee legal and business affairs for A24’s scripted film slate. 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to internal business teams on all legal matters affecting A24 content, distribution, acquisitions and production
  • 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 film and television productions
  • Cultivate established relationships at major talent agencies, networks, law firms, financiers, production companies and other relevant industry contacts
  • Structure and negotiate a wide variety of domestic and international media and entertainment-related agreements including development, production, financing and distribution deals, talent agreements, releases, licenses, partnership deals, services agreements, consulting agreements, music licenses, network deals, promotion agreements and option agreements
  • Structure, negotiate, document, and manage transactions to acquire and distribute content from 3rd parties and by way of co-productions worldwide
  • Maintain familiarity with the requirements of, and relationships with, all the major entertainment guilds (WGA, DGA, SAG-AFTRA, etc)

Qualifications

  • J.D. with strong academic performance and membership in good standing in New York or California bar
  • 6+ years of transactional experience working in a television or film business affairs department, legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm
  • Experience with distribution-related, financing and/or acquisition agreements and production issues. Expertise with respect to guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law
  • Strong attention to detail, project management, time management, long-term planning skills and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, strong drafting abilities and a can-do, no job is too small, team attitude
  • Professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees
  • Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities, pivot quickly, think practically and be solution-oriented
  • Humble, diligent and resourceful