Disney ABC Television Group Associate Principal Counsel – ABC Entertainment in Burbank, California

ABC Entertainment is seeking an experienced attorney with strong transactional skills and entertainment background to be part of its Legal Affairs team.

Responsibilities :

  • Handling agreements and identifying and resolving legal issues in connection with development, production, licensing and promotion of television programs for ABC Entertainment and Freeform.

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of agreements and deals, including acquisition, development, production and licensing of scripted and reality programming, late night, theatricals, movies-for-television, specials, indemnity and production services agreements, sponsorship agreements, merchandising, marketing and promotional agreements, digital agreements, above-the line talent, rights and production-related agreements.

  • Analysis and advice in connection with legal rights and obligations, deal structure, guild agreements, intellectual property matters, claims, clearances, audits and other matters arising out of the day-to-day operations of a Broadcast and Cable Television Network. Clients will include such other departments as Business Affairs, Creative, Production, Production Finance, Participations, Marketing, Brand Management, Promotions, and S&P.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of law firm and/or in-house transactional experience, with substantial experience in entertainment legal and in-depth understanding of television.

  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex production/talent/licensing/acquisition agreements and familiarity with intellectual property law (copyright and trademark).

  • Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work under deadlines and execute efficiently against multiple, high-priority projects.

  • Detail oriented, hardworking, accountable team player.

  • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment.

  • A professional, confident demeanor and an ability to work well with colleagues and to communicate effectively and positively with clients and all levels of management, including providing counsel to senior level executives.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve in a professional, creative and ethical manner.

  • Positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and office-related software.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience at a major law firm.

  • Experience at Broadcast or Cable Television Network or Studio

Required Education :

  • JD

  • Admission to California State Bar Association (or Registered In-House Counsel)

Additional Information :


Job ID: 573784BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks