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Senior Paralegal

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) seeks a Senior Paralegal to draft, review and negotiate contracts and provide general legal and administrative support to WDAS with particular emphasis on production and studio matters. This includes: drafting and negotiating contracts for motion pictures and studio activities under attorney supervision; providing counsel and assistance to studio personnel on matters relating to legal policies; preparing summaries and reports; assisting with data entry and maintaining files, forms and databases; and assisting the Business & Legal Affairs team with other special projects as may be necessary from time to time. **Responsibilities :** + Draft, review and negotiate agreements for WDAS and the Animation Research Library under supervision of an attorney. + Draft, review and negotiate motion picture agreements and amendments for actors, writers and consultants as well as post-production agreements and sound library licenses under attorney supervision. + Draft, review and negotiate agreements for studio activities, programs, operations and events under supervision of project attorney. + Compare and proofread agreements and related materials. + Prepare legal correspondence at direction of attorneys. + Respond to legal inquiries; raise and escalate legal issues as necessary. + Maintain library of agreements and contract language, e.g., ?gives? database. + Assist the attorneys with the preparation of memos for each motion picture production. + Work closely with the attorneys and studio personnel on issues arising in motion picture production and other studio matters. + Track and prepare reports relating to status of agreements and agreement terms. + Perform special projects, research and other related duties as assigned or requested. + Such additional, alternative, removed or changed responsibilities as may be directed from time-to-time by a supervisor, with or without advance notice. **Basic Qualifications :** + Minimum of four years of experience in contract negotiation. Experience with entertainment production and motion picture industry strongly preferred. + Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience in a law firm or studio preferred. + Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. + Fluent in English. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Interact well with all levels of personnel with ability to communicate clearly. + Must be willing to take ?ownership? of projects and think proactively. + Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and devise solutions and strategies with minimal supervision. + Must have superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize high-volume work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. + Self-starter with ability to multi-task, excellent work ethic and commitment to managing assignments with professionalism and integrity. + Excellent written, verbal, analytical and organizational skills. + Must be detail oriented, with accurate input and proofing skills. **Additional Information :** LegalAffairs **Job ID:** 602008BR **Location:** Burbank,California **Job Posting Company:** Studio Entertainment

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