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VP, BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

VP, BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

Company  
EPIX Entertainment LLC
Locations 
US-NY-New York
ID 
2017-7004

Overview and Responsibilities

This position is the lead lawyer of EPIX’s business and legal affairs team.  The role involves the management and oversight of the day-to-day legal needs of the company and providing advice to senior management on a variety of projects, deals and initiatives. The position will report to the Chief Legal Officer  of MGM and EPIX’s EVP of Programming, Strategy & Enterprises.

Basic Qualifications

 

  • Negotiate and draft a wide range of deals including the licensing and acquisition of films, documentaries and comedy and music specials, working closely and in conjunction with EPIX Programming executives.
  • Handle traditional and digital distribution deals (including cable, satellite, telco, vMVPD and “over the top” services).
  • Negotiate and draft agreements with developers, vendors and device owners/ platforms with respect to app and web development, working closely and in conjunction with EPIX Digital executives.
  • Interface with the MGM legal team on a variety of matters, including intellectual property and trademark clearances, employment law matters, and litigation.
  • Manage outside counsel with respect to litigation and specialized matters.
  • Manage rights across all acquired and developed programming, and all distribution platforms.
  • Provide counsel to the marketing and creative services departments on various intellectual property and marketing matters including copyright, trademark, as well as studio and marketing approvals.
  • Review and manage clearance of EPIX marketing materials.
  • Providing advice to senior management on a variety of projects, deals and initiatives.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 10+ years or equivalent previous experience as a lawyer in an entertainment law firm or business/legal affairs position at a major studio, network or entertainment company with specific experience in television.
  • Strong experience and deep knowledge of pay-television business and general entertainment industry required.
  • Ideal candidate is autonomous, self-starter and a leader.
  • Entrepreneurial team-player, able to understand business priorities.
  • Excellent negotiating and drafting skills.
  • Clear and effective communication skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to client concerns, questions and issue.
  • J.D. degree, admitted in New York or California.