Assistant General Counsel – Program Sales and Distribution Apply
Now Apply Later Job ID 763963BR Location Burbank, California,
United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date
posted Aug. 03, 2020 Job Summary: The Corporate Legal-Distribution
group is responsible for negotiating for the distribution in the US
and Canada of all feature films of Walt Disney Studios (including
Disney, Disney-Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm) and networks, series and
programs of Disney Media Networks (including both Walt Disney
Television (ABC, Disney Channel, Freeform, and the FX and National
Geographic suites of networks) and ESPN) across all platforms and
business models, including cable, satellite and OTT distribution of
Walt Disney Television’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as
the sale of feature films, television programs and series into
broadcast syndication, basic cable, pay television, and OTT
platforms such as subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and
ad-supported video-on-demand (ADVOD). The group also supports the
distribution of Disney+ and ESPN+ on app platforms, connected
devices and smart TVs. Attorneys in this group are responsible for
negotiating and drafting agreements covering the above-mentioned
distribution arrangements, and advising business executives on
related legal, regulatory and policy matters.
We are seeking an Assistant General Counsel – Program Sales and
Distribution to join our team. Responsibilities: Draft, negotiate
and close distribution agreements with distribution partners across
a wide variety of platforms and business models, including
broadcast syndication, basic cable, pay television, and digital OTT
platforms such as SVOD and ADVOD.
Advice and counsel to business and legal personnel regarding
distribution issues and analysis of contractual provisions. Where
necessary, interface with and seek advice from other legal teams
within TWDC, including intellectual property, litigation, tax,
Manage a team of legal professionals and support staff
supporting Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International program
sales organization with respect to the negotiation and
interpretations of the above-mentioned agreements, as well as
related legal, regulatory and policy issues.
Ongoing oversight of legacy agreements, including legal issues
related to distribution relationships, e.g., MFN compliance.
Basic Qualifications: Minimum 12 years of law firm or in-house
Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex TV
and/or feature film distribution agreements, including on both
traditional broadcast/cable and digital OTT platforms,
Experience drafting, negotiating and interpreting related
contractual provisions (including most favored nations provisions)
Exposure to and an understanding of matters relative to all
forms of intellectual property.
Admission to California State Bar Association or willingness and
qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel.
Required Education Law degree from an accredited law school.
Preferred Education Strong academic credentials preferred.
Additional Information: LegalAffairs
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