Entertainment Law Attorney - Senior Level - Los Angeles
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
March 28, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Experienced
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a senior level attorney with at least seven years of experience to join its film and television production legal services group. The position will focus on entertainment related transactions and development and production legal matters involving top producers of content across all platforms, scripted and unscripted. We are open to qualified candidates seeking part-time working arrangements.
Negotiate and draft film/television/new media agreements covering all facets of development and production including option/purchase agreements, production services agreements, talent agreements (writer, director, actor), license agreements, appearance releases, location agreements, vendor agreements and materials releases.
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To apply please submit your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting and your resume to our online portal below. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.
We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.
Excellent academic credentials
Member, California State Bar (active and in good standing)
Seven or more years of experience in-house or with a major law firm/established entertainment boutique law firm
Production legal experience required
Excellent communication skills and computer literacy
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong work ethic
Able to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
Precise attention to detail
Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Responsive and a problem-solver
Ability to supervise associates
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