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Job Title Commercial Associate - Film, TV & Theatre
Job Location London
Opening Date 21-Oct-2021
Description

We are seeking an outstanding all round commercial lawyer to work across our Film, Television and Theatre Group.

This is a highly sought after position working alongside partners who are ranked as experts by the independent legal directories on a wide range of rights, production, finance and other matters for leading names in these sectors. Candidates must have an enthusiasm for the film, television, theatre and live events businesses, but it is not essential to have done work in these areas before. The successful candidate will be NQ to 2 years qualified and must be outgoing and confident, technically strong and ambitious. We are seeking the right person to provide legal advice in a pragmatic and commercial manner and to foster and maintain good client relations as well as nurture new clients in a number of rapidly changing industry sectors.

Work across the Group is varied, but might include the following:

  • The drafting and negotiation of rights and development agreements across film, television and theatre.
  • Advising producers, writers and other rights holders on development and chain of title issues.
  • Financing and other structuring work for both financiers and producers.
  • Assisting clients in the day to day running of their productions - dealing with a broad range of potential legal issues as well as handling production contracts.
  • Advising on distribution arrangements, further licensing and other forms of ongoing exploitation across stage, live events, film and television.
  • Acting for writers, directors, composers and actors as well as producers.
  • Handling general commercial agreements.