Overview

The Opportunity: 
Netflix has developed the Music Business & Legal Lab, an entry-level training program designed to help attorneys transition to careers in music business & legal affairs at a studio.  Following the completion of the Lab, the Junior Counsel, Music will be assigned to work with in-house music business & legal affairs executives on Netflix originals ranging from scripted series to feature films.
The curriculum will include (but is not limited to): 
-Entertainment law basics with a focus on music to build a solid foundation of knowledge of how music and music rights are involved and addressed in content production and content distribution.
-The nuts and bolts of how a studio and distributor operate and how music and music rights are handled from both a studio and distributor perspective.
-Music 101 training, including drafting various music-related agreements such as services agreements (composer, music supervisor, music producer, songwriter) and licenses (master use and synchronization licenses).
-Instruction and Q&A sessions with subject matter experts across a variety of music disciplines (business & legal affairs, music licensing, music contract administration, cue sheets, distribution/PROs, and data & technology) and studio disciplines (finance, production, intellectual property, union and labor).
Requirements 

Candidates must:

    • Possess a J.D., with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
    • Thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, possess a high level of curiosity, be results-oriented, and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. 
    • Be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Thrive and align with our exceptional business culture.
    • Possess strong written communication skills, with a passion for drafting language that is clear, precise, thoughtful, direct and refined.
    • Possess clear and concise communication skills with the ability to break down and succinctly articulate complex issues and present thoughtful questions.
    • Exhibit strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
    • Have unparalleled organizational skills and an unwavering attention to detail.
    • Be tech-savvy, with a strong sense of how cloud-based document and database systems are used in a modern business environment.

Application Requirements:

    • All applicants must submit a resume and a brief explanation of why they are interested in the program. You cannot upload two documents so please upload your statement and resume as one pdf.

Important Details:

    • Application deadline: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019.
    • Acceptance to the lab will be on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged due to limited program capacity. 
    • Prior applicants may re-apply and will be re-considered. 
    • Positions will primarily be based in Los Angeles; 
    • Relocation assistance will not be offered for these positions. 

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