Legal & Business Affairs Manager (maternity cover)

London (Central), London (Greater)
28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Job Type

Warner Bros. Television Production UK are looking for a Legal & Business Affairs Manager to manage and lead a team of legal and business affairs executives across Wall to Wall and Renegade Pictures.

The Legal and Business Affairs Manager is responsible for delivering high quality legal and business affairs advice to production teams and management which is technically excellent, trusted and in accordance with the commercial imperatives of the business.

Key responsibilities

  • Management and leadership of a team of non-scripted Legal and Business Affairs Executives providing legal and business affairs support to Wall to Wall and Renegade Pictures
  • Working with the other WBTVPUK L&BA Manager and the Group Commercial and Business Affairs Director to (i) identify, formulate and implement systems to deliver a “best in class” service (ii) ensure the contracts entered into represent the best possible business affairs and legal outcomes
  • Providing legal and business affairs services to production teams including:
    • Drafting and advising on agreements for the development of programming, including format agreements
    • Drafting and advising on agreements for the production of programming, including contributor agreements, presenter agreements, access agreements and location agreements and drafting and advising on production and co-production agreements
    • Advising productions on rights issues, clearance issues, and compliance and libel matters, including advising on compliance with the OFCOM Broadcasting Code and broadcaster policies
    • Negotiating distribution agreements for the exploitation of ancillary rights
    • Advising on broadcaster’s terms of trade and availability of rights
    • Negotiating and advising on production financing arrangements
    • Assisting in the preparation of guidance notes to productions in relation to key areas, such as child licensing, data protection and editorial compliance
    • Advising on copyright and trademark matters
    • Viewing programmes for legal and regulatory compliance
    • Handling complaints and legal disputes
    • Conducting production ‘set up’ meetings to advise teams on legal and compliance issues that may be relevant during production and to communicate company policies

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years PQE as a production lawyer at a UK producer or broadcaster.