Director, Business & Legal Affairs, TV

Entertainment One

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2018
About Entertainment One:

Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.

The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Filmed Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

Key Responsibilities:

 Responsible for the negotiation of deals primarily for the acquisition and development of scripted and unscripted television projects and seeing those deals through to conclusion of the drafting and negotiation of the resulting agreements, including, among others: writer/creator, underlying rights, talent, co-production, and digital media agreements.
 The ideal candidate must be able to function independently and to handle a high volume of deals, matters and agreements to support eOne's rapidly growing television businesses.
 Provide general legal advice to creative executives; analyze contracts in response to executive’s questions
 Create and maintain a system for tracking option and other expiry dates; precedents; name, likeness and biography obligations; credit, publicity and promotion obligations; all other contractual obligations; and, tracking all of the foregoing.
 Supervise outside counsel on production legal matters
 Assist colleagues to complete negotiations of development deals as applicable
 Keeping apprised of the following funding guidelines: Canada Media Fund (CMF), Shaw Rocket Fund, Bell New Media Fund, federal and provincial tax credit applications.

Key Competencies:

 3+ years’ experience, with in-house studio television experience preferred
 Qualified lawyer with a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a top tier Canadian or American university
 Well organized, with strict attention to detail
 Outstanding analytic, organizational, negotiation and legal drafting skills
 Excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal
 A great deal of initiative and ability to work well under pressure.
 Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast pace, high growth, entrepreneurial environment.

To apply, please email: Miran Marcus at

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We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.
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