PARALEGAL, SCRIPTED TV PRODUCTION

Job Description

Salary: £40, 000 - £49,999

PARALEGAL

HIGH-END TV PRODUCTION (SCRIPTED)

PERMANENT

LONDON/ HOME WORKING

OUR CLIENT:

A new opportunity for a Paralegal has arisen to join an independent production company. Our client creates high end drama for the UK and international markets with the major broadcasters and streaming services.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

This is a key role and will report to a fantastic and supportive Head of Legal & Business Affairs. As a Paralegal you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Drafting and negotiating a range of development agreements with supervision such as pitch agreements, treatment agreements, storylining agreements and writers’ room agreements

  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of production contracts under supervision including cast and contributor agreements in addition to third party releases and location agreements

  • Reviewing scripts, neg-checker reports and locked cuts of episodes to identify clearance concerns and advise production and/or the development team accordingly

  • Managing and updating production files and ensuring all legal documentation is signed and saved on the legal drive and/or wet-ink originals filed

  • Updating and managing precedent agreements

  • Maintaining legal databases, filing systems, status trackers and option diaries

  • Managing the signature process for all agreements and circulating to the relevant people; and

  • Providing general administration and assistance to the legal department.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT:


IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL IDEALLY HAVE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING AS A PARALEGAL OR SIMILAR WITHIN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY, IDEALLY WITHIN TELEVISION AS WELL AS:

  • Experience of drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements relating to TV production

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks

  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, use initiative and take responsibility for projects

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate legal matters to a non-legal audience

  • Methodical with a meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure within a fast-paced and varied environment

Job Summary

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