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Manager, ITV Studios America (Scripted) Business & Legal Affairs
North Hollywood, CA

Job Description

OVERVIEW:

ITV Studios America is looking for a Manager of Business and Legal Affairs to support the business and legal affairs function across ITVSA’s expanding scripted TV “group” structure, with newly launched labels. The position reports to the SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, and is based in ITV’s North Hollywood office (currently hybrid remote).

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role you will be responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements and providing legal guidance, primarily relating to the development, sale, production and distribution of scripted live-action and animated television programming. You will be responsible for a wide variety of agreements, including IP agreements, talent agreements, network/platform licenses, production agreements, in-house corporate agreements, and for advising on related areas of law (e.g., contracts, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, publicity, defamation, etc.).

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

2+ years of relevant legal experience. Juris Doctor and membership in good standing with the California Bar, or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in California.  Substantial experience in television, documentary, or film production either at a studio, network, streaming service or entertainment law firm.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in scripted television.  Practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving, tempered by an appreciation of legal complexity and risk.  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Ability to demonstrate sound judgement whether independently or in collaboration with in-house colleagues.  Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.  Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.  Excellent verbal and written communication.  Strong analytical and computer skills (Google Mail, Google Docs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

 

ABOUT ITV STUDIOS AMERICA:

ITV Studios America is ITV Studios’ LA-based U.S. independent scripted television operation. The studio develops and produces scripted programming, based on original ideas or established IPs, for global exploitation across all platforms, and has been building a growing portfolio of projects in development and production with multiple broadcast and cable networks, and OTT services. ITV Studios America continues to expand its creative footprint and production pipeline under its “group” operational structure with strategic investments in creative “labels”: Tomorrow Studios (its JV with Marty Adelstein), Work Friends (a JV between Nick Weidenfeld and Tomorrow Studios), Bedrock Entertainment (its JV with Dan Sackheim and Tony To), and Circle of Confusion Television Studios (its JV with talent management and production company Circle of Confusion). ITV Studios’ scripted TV production output in North America currently includes SNOWPIERCER, PHYSICAL, ONE PIECE, COWBOY BEBOP and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN from Tomorrow Studios, 10 YEAR OLD TOM from Work Friends, and GOOD WITCH and FRANKLIN from ITV Studios America.

 

ITV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to maintaining a creative and collaborative environment with a diverse workforce.

 

For consideration, please send resumes to Human Resources at us.hr@itv.com.