Overview

DESCRIPTION

Amazon Studios is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join the legal affairs group. These attorneys in support of Amazons original local language content initiatives in Latin America. This attorney will be responsible for all production legal matters for aspects of Amazons original Spanish language scripted and unscripted television programming series and movies content in certain territories in the region.

Responsibilities include:
 Managing all legal matters during the course of development, production and marketing, and coordinating with various Studios teams to develop forms and policies
 Structuring, drafting, and negotiating production services and underlying rights agreements, as well as above-the-line talent agreements for actors, writers, producers, and directors, and below-the-line crew and other production-related agreements
 Structuring tax incentive arrangements
 Evaluating chain-of-title and rights issues, reviewing content for copyright, trademark and defamation risks as well as standards and practices compliance, and reviewing marketing and publicity materials
 Overseeing outside production counsel and advising on day-to-day production issues
 Partnering with Amazons creative, business and production teams to ensure that agreements are timely negotiated, scripts are reviewed prior to shooting, and legal compliance issues are addressed throughout production
 Analyzing and interpreting contracts and providing thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal and regulatory areas, including immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, public policy, safety, and tax

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 5+ years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm)
 Experience handling legal affairs work for TV or movies productions
 JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (or equivalent)
 Fluent or business proficient in Spanish and English
 Ability to work independently while being able to successfully support and contribute to cross-functional teams; manage a high volume of projects and meet deadlines; and demonstrate practical and sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
 Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 A mix of law firm and in-house experience, preferably at a network, studio or production company
 Team player with a collaborative attitude and good sense of humor
 Experience working on Spanish language local original content, preferably in LATAM
 Preference for candidate to be based in or willing to relocate to Los Angeles

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