We are seeking an experienced transactional attorney for a Senior Counsel position in the Programming group of HBO’s legal department. Responsible for negotiating and drafting license and distribution agreements with respect to theatrical films and other television content and the domestic and international distribution of HBO programming via premium pay, transactional and subscription video on demand platforms.
Counsel and advise on a wide variety of legal issues relating to content acquisition and distribution.
Negotiate and draft agreements to acquire content for exhibition on both HBO’s traditional services and OTT platforms.
Negotiate and draft agreements to distribute HBO’s original programming via domestic and international television and digital platforms.
JD from a top tier law school required.
Minimum of 6-9 years of experience as an attorney practicing transactional corporate law, including experience in a competitive law firm environment.
Familiarity with the business and legal environment of the television, film and digital media industries.
Familiarity with new and evolving technology impacting the entertainment industry, including social media and other digital platforms.
Expertise in copyright and other areas of intellectual property is highly preferred. Excellent drafting skills along with strong proficiency in preparing, negotiating, and interpreting complex agreements and other legal documents.
Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships and counsel business partners, making sound, analytical decisions.
Must be able to communicate succinctly in writing and draft correspondence relating to business and legal matters.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combining a professional demeanor with a sense of humor.
Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task, prioritize and schedule work effectively in an often demanding and deadline-oriented environment. Ability to delegate work and supervise others effectively.