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ViacomCBS Counsel/Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Awesomeness and Nickelodeon in Hollywood, California

About The Brand

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its film and television studios. Since 2012, Awesomeness has created original programming and cultivated an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness' world-wide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and London.

Overview and Responsibilities

Our Counsel/Senior Counsel opening (level will depend on experience), Business & Legal Affairs for Viacom Kids & Family, presents an opportunity to work on a wide range of business and legal affairs matters for Awesomeness Studios, a leading entertainment brand for Gen Z and a producer of hit television shows and films for various high-profile platforms (including the hit film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for Netflix and the critically acclaimed Pen15 for Hulu), and Nickelodeon, a beloved and iconic multi-platform kids brand (SpongeBob Square Pants, The Casagrandes, All That, Young Dylan and Blue Clues and You)!

In this position, you will focus on all aspects of studio development and production of both scripted and unscripted original series for Nickelodeon and other platforms: structuring, negotiating and drafting a high volume of rights agreements, producer deals, talent agreements, distribution and other agreements, and counseling and working closely with colleagues in Production, Talent, Programming and Development, and Licensing and Distribution.

You will advise and counsel a broad range of client groups on a variety of complex business and legal matters, including key involvement in the development and implementation of policies, practices and critical initiatives across teams.

Basic Qualifications

J.D., member of the California Bar and a minimum of 3 years experience at a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company, with the following proficiencies:

  • Demonstrated drafting and negotiation skills

  • Entertainment, contracts and intellectual property law, including copyright and trademark, rights of publicity, and employment law issues

  • Television production and development

  • Talent deal-making

  • Ability to work collaboratively and exercise sound and ethical judgment, with a focus on achieving client goals

  • Television and new media industry agreements

  • Familiarity with guild and union regulations (SAG-AFTRA, WGA, DGA and I.A.T.S.E)

Additional Qualifications

  • Qualified candidate should be a self-starter, with excellent attention to detail, who possess a strong ability to conduct legal research, analysis and reasoning, as well as excellent drafting, negotiation, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Ability to multi-task to cover a high volume of deals and work autonomously is an absolute requirement.

  • Passion for entertainment is a definite plus!

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood

Brand Awesomeness TV

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14293