Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Job Number: R50018744

Brand: FOX Entertainment

Job Type: Legal

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: June 21, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FOX Entertainment

FOX Entertainment has the power to break through. We seek to pierce pop culture with content that takes big swings, delivers mass appeal and elicits visceral reactions form our audiences. FOX has been the #1 A18-49 rated network for 2 years in a row and we got there through innovation and perseverance, as well as excellent content including shows such as THE MASKED SINGER, 9-1-1, CALL ME KAT and THE GREAT NORTH. FOX Entertainment programming includes a mix of Drama, Comedy, Alternative, Animation and Specials. Also within the Fox family are brands such as TUBI, FOX Alternative Entertainment, FOX SPORTS, FOX NEWS, FOX BET, Bento Box, Blockchain Creative Labs, and Credible.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Business & Legal Affairs department is seeking an entertainment attorney to provide business and legal support to Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) and Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) network and studio business executives and operations with respect to drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of agreements related to development and production of programming. Production work will be primarily oriented toward unscripted/alternative programming. 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze, negotiate and draft producer/development deals, certificates of engagement, indemnification agreements, talent deals, vendor agreements, tradeouts, location agreements, casting applications, and releases
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of programming acquisition agreements (production services agreements, license and format agreements, etc.), as well as other content-related agreements
  • Analyze, negotiate and draft various agreements related to network and studio operations and activities
  • Analyze contracts in response to business questions, and provide contractual and research information to business executives and more senior attorneys to assist with business decisions
  • Review background, medical and psychological diligence for reality participants


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Law degree (J.D.)
  • Must be an active member of the California or New York bar (or willing and qualified to be registered In-House Counsel)
  • Minimum of 2 years prior transactional legal experience required, preferably at a television network, studio, production company or entertainment law firm
  • Previous experience in unscripted/alternative programming is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Word and Excel  
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to perform moderate to advanced-level reasoning tasks and make common sense decisions 
  • Ability to respond to and interact with senior level creative and business executives in a professional, articulate, personable and helpful manner 
  • Must be very organized and able to manage and effectively prioritize multiple projects 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

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