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Senior Counsel

Company: Warner Media, LLC.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewEvery great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We're home to the world's best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.The JobThe Sr. Counsel supports WBDTD with all business and legal affairs needs as required for distribution of WBD content in the US and Canada, and globally on airlines. Represents WBDTD in business and legal affairs matters with third parties and other Warner Bros. Discovery business units as needed. The Daily

  • Negotiate and draft license agreements by negotiating terms and conditions with counterparts at television networks and local stations, basic and pay cable networks, SVOD, AVOD, FAST and other emerging platforms, and airlines.
  • Review first-run, acquisition, and inbound rights agreements to confirm distribution rights.
  • Ensure compliance with license agreements and advise senior management on contractual and other issues.
  • Familiarity with existing and emerging platforms and distribution models. Ability to explain business and legal ramifications to management.
  • Communicate and coordinate internally to ensure that the division functions within and adheres to corporate and legal policy
  • Communicate new licenses, acquisitions, revised terms or other pertinent information with all appropriate members of WBDTD and other Warner Bros. divisionsThe Essentials
    • Minimum of 5-8 years practicing law with a national law firm or in a corporate legal department; experience at a major studio, network, or content service provider or platform preferred.
    • BA/BS degree required
    • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required
    • Must be a GA, NY, or CA state bar member and bar membership must be in good standing.
    • Strong legal transactional skills and experience negotiating, drafting, analyzing, and interpreting wide range of contracts.
    • Must be able to research legal questions and communicate responses effectively to all levels of corporate and production staff.
    • Experience with international licensing; Canada experience highly preferred.
    • Ability to problem solve in efficient, business-friendly, creative manner.
    • Thorough understanding of current content distribution market required.
    • Business and financial analysis, planning & forecasting skills required.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; must be able to write in a well-organized, concise, and precise manner.
    • Ability to build strong internal client relationships with personnel of all levels, effectively advise senior-level executives, and produce strong client and partner satisfaction through practical and strategic thinking.
    • Must be agile, proactive, and highly motivated; must have positive, team-oriented attitude, excellent judgment, ability to handle high volume of work with minimal supervision and to assess risk, make decisions and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines.
    • Must enjoy welcoming new business challenges and working in dynamic, fast-paced environment with great colleagues and world-class IP and entertainment.Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

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