Media Production Lawyer - 6 month contract

Media Production Lawyer - 6 month contract

  • Location

    City of London, London

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  • Salary:

    £550 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Heather Lawson

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  • Job ref:

    HL Media_1614593228

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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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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