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  Paralegal
Industry: TV - Film Job Posted: 1/7/2019
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD
 

Job Description:

Job Summary:

If you are a top-notch Paralegal, with a keen eye for detail, then the Force may be with you!

Lucasfilm seeks a Paralegal to join its legal and business affairs team to support Lucasfilm’s production of live action and animated productions for Disney’s new streaming service. The right person will be as wise as Yoda, as meticulous as C-3PO, with a dash of Rey’s pluck and outside-the-box thinking.


Responsibilities:

Draft, review, negotiate, and administrate all types of production related contracts, including above- and below-the-line talent; props and sets, locations; leases; construction; vendor agreements; services; equipment; vehicles; and VFX.

Work closely with production team, Casting Administration, Risk Management, Labor Relations, Clearances, Payroll, and Credit Administration on issues arising in production.

Administrate guild signatory status for each production.

Ensure legal policies and contracts are applied across productions on a consistent basis.

Provide counsel and assistance to production team on matters relating to use of television production forms and legal policies.

Coordinate execution and distribution of approved documents and any necessary payments.

Prepare legal correspondence, including termination letters, extensions and amendments.

Respond to legal inquiries; raise and escalate legal issues as necessary.

Maintain library of production agreement templates.

Assist in preparation of restrictions memos for each production.

Track and prepare reports relating to status of production agreements and other production activities.

Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned or requested.

Such additional, alternative, removed or changed responsibilities as may be directed from time-to-time by a supervisor, without advance notice.


Basic Qualifications:

Paralegal certificate, or 2-5 years of experience in a law firm, or a media company legal department.

College degree or equivalent level of experience.

Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Google Mail, and Outlook.

Interact well with all levels of personnel with ability to communicate clearly.

Must be willing to take “ownership” of projects and think proactively.

Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and devise solutions and strategies with minimal supervision.

Must have superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize high-volume work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Self-starter with ability to multi-task, excellent work ethic and commitment to managing assignments with professionalism and integrity.

Excellent written, verbal, analytical and organizational skills.

Must be detail oriented, with accurate input and proofing skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

Four years of experience in contract negotiation.

Experience with entertainment production and/or television industry.

Experience with guild (SAG, DGA, WGA, Equity, etc.) rules and regulations.

Experience with intellectual property clearances.



 

 

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