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Senior Counsel / Vice President, US Legal Affairs, International Studi

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Counsel / Vice President, US Legal Affairs, International Studi

Jobid 23768-398359

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 38886BR

**Job Title** Senior Counsel / Vice President, US Legal Affairs, International Studi

**Business Segment** Global Distribution and International

**Sub-Business** International Studios

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal International Studios is headed by Michael Edelstein, President, and headquartered in London. The division’s mandate is to identify and collaborate with cutting edge creative talent around the world to produce high-quality scripted and unscripted drama, comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment programmes.

International Studios has significantly expanded its stable of production companies via acquisition and strategic partnerships, and works with a range of leading and award-winning producers and production companies to develop programmes that appeal to local and global audiences.

International Studios’ UK-based production companies include: Carnival, maker of The Last Kingdom for BBC2 and creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama sensation Downton Abbey, one of the UK’s biggest TV exports of all time; Monkey Kingdom, which specialises in entertainment programmes and produces the hit UK reality series Made in Chelsea; Chocolate Media, a factual/entertainment production company; Lucky Giant, a comedy label and maker of the forthcoming series Quacks for the BBC; and Working Title Television, a joint venture with Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, producer of shows such as London Spy for the BBC and You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky.

International Studios announced the founding of Heyday Television in 2015, a joint venture with award winning film producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, Paddington) which is intended to produce premium, long-form scripted programming for both UK and US markets.

International Studios has a first look deal with Hardy Son & Baker (led by Tom Hardy, an international film actor, and his producing partner, Dean Baker) and owns Tellycopter, a research and development resource that sits alongside its production companies.

Outside the UK, NBCUniversal International Studios owns Australia-based Matchbox Pictures, producers of critically-acclaimed drama series The Slap, and co-owns LARK Productions in Canada, producer of long-running procedural Motive and Real Housewives of Vancouver.

International Studios also operates NBCUniversal Formats – a global format sales team which represents the international rights to a broad slate of programming, including reality, lifestyle, entertainment and scripted shows produced by NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Style, Syfy, G4, Carnival, Chocolate, LARK, Lucky Giant, Matchbox, and Monkey Kingdom.

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City



Basic Qualifications

+ Minimum 8+ years of experience working in transactional entertainment law with a strong preference for experience in scripted and non-scripted television production

+ Juris Doctor (JD) required and active membership in the California State Bar preferredEligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired CharacteristicsThe ideal candidate will also possess the following attributes:

+ In-depth knowledge of the television industry with a proven track record of problem solving legal expertise

+ Excellent negotiating skills and a strong strategist who is able to present, develop and guide negotiations through to closure

+ A persuasive communicator with a vision; proven ability to self-motivate, work independently as well as collaboratively

+ Superior organizational and communication skills, exceptional ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

+ Expertise in non-scripted television production and experience of working in-house is essential

+ A strong background in copyright and other intellectual property law

+ An ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles and be able to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organisation.

+ A problem-solving approach with proven ability to negotiate to a high level of competency

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with diverse and often heavy workload.

+ Ability to recognise and respond quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations

+ Confident, concise and persuasive verbal and written communication skills

+ Ethical and responsible

+ Resourceful, outgoing, intellectually curious and eager to take on new challenges in a demanding environment


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.


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The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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