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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sr. Paralegal

Jobid 23768-374892

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 34893BR

**Job Title** Sr. Paralegal

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film USHE

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


The Sr. Paralegal will work closely with the Business/Legal Affairs team to draft development and production agreements and help register, maintain and track intellectual property on behalf of Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production unit that produces non-theatrical movies and TV series for distribution worldwide in all media.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Negotiate and draft production agreements (including above the line talent, vendors, location and equipment agreements), revise and redline documents to show internal revisions, as well as, comments from third parties.

+ Examine all documents posted each day, determine Universal’s obligations under these agreements and then ensure that all critical dates and deadlines are tracked accurately so that Universal fulfills all obligations under the agreements.

+ Analyze production agreements with above-the-line talent, as well as distribution agreements to create and maintain compensation charts for consistant deal-making practices.

+ Prepare main title, end title and paid advertising summaries.

+ Update and maintain legal templates.

+ Maintain and organize shared drive.

+ Manage production legal delivery elements and assure that the documents are filed and distributed to all appropriate studio departments.


Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelors Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate

+ Minimum of 7 years of paralegal or contract analysis experience in the area of entertainment law, preferably with experience in a Business Affairs or Legal Affairs department at a studio or major production company or boutique law entertainment law firm.

+ Contract drafting experience required.

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point, Access and Outlook

+ Database management experience (legal database systems are a plus)

+ Ability to learn quickly is essential in this fast-paced environment.

+ Ability to exercise discretion with sensitive information

+ Superior computer, communication and writing skills

+ Ability to read, analyze, interpret and summarize contracts.

+ A self-starter, with the ability to work independently and diligently with exceptional organizational abilities, administrative skills and follow-up. Attention to detail and deadlines is of utmost importance.

+ Must be able to multi-task and handle high volume in a deadline driven environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

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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