Job Description

The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for a mid-level associate with at least five years of experience to join our film and television legal services group. The position will focus on entertainment-related transactions and development and production legal matters involving top producers of content across all platforms, scripted and unscripted.

Essential Responsibilities:
Negotiate and draft film/television/new media agreements covering all facets of development and production including option/purchase agreements, co-production and production services agreements, talent agreements (writer, director, and actor), license agreements, and other production-related agreements; counsel clients on various matters to ensure compliance with applicable employment, privacy, and health and safety laws and regulations; and review scripts and outlines to advise clients on defamation, privacy, trademark, and copyright issues.

Qualifications/Requirements:
*  JD and member of the California State Bar (active and in good standing);
*  5+ years of experience in-house with a studio or production company or with a major law firm/established entertainment boutique law firm;
*  Entertainment transactional experience required;
*  Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills;
*  Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and computer literacy;
*  Able to work independently and as part of a team;
*  Strong work ethic;
*  Able to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment;
*  Precise attention to detail;
*  Responsive and a problem-solver.

We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

To apply please submit your cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Talent Acquisition, resume, transactional writing sample, and copy of your law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position. We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters at this time.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.  It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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