A major Media and Entertainment company requires the help of an Interim Media Production Lawyer for a 3 month contract whilst they seek a permament hire. Experience work working with UK TV & Media companies production is essential
The duties are detailed below:
- Acting as the day to day point of contact for and responsible for allocation of workload and responsible for supervising one Legal and Business Affairs Executive.
- To support the other production companies within the group as and when required.
- Working with the Group Head of Legal & Business Affairs to (i) identify, formulate and implement systems to deliver a "best in class" service (ii) ensure the contracts entered into represent the best possible business affairs and legal outcomes.
- Providing legal and business affairs services to production teams including:
- Drafting and advising on agreements for the development of programming, including format agreements
- Drafting and advising on agreements for the production of programming, including contributor agreements, presenter agreements, access agreements and location agreements and drafting and advising on production and co-production agreements
- Advising productions on rights issues, clearance issues, and compliance and libel matters, including advising on compliance with the OFCOM Broadcasting Code and broadcaster policies
- Negotiating distribution agreements for the exploitation of ancillary rights
- Advising on broadcaster's terms of trade and availability of rights
- Negotiating and advising on production financing arrangements
- Assisting in the preparation of guidance notes to productions in relation to key areas, such as child licensing, data protection and editorial compliance
- Advising on copyright and trademark matters
- Viewing programmes for legal and regulatory compliance
- Handling complaints and legal disputes
- Conducting production 'set up' meetings to advise teams on legal and compliance issues that may be relevant during production and to communicate company policies
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