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Vice President Television Animation BALA


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


Nickelodeon,  now in its 40th year,  is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse,  global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world,  plus consumer products,  digital,  location-based experiences,  publishing and feature films. Nickelodeon and all related titles,  characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA,  VIAB).


Overview and Responsibilities:


As an Attorney, do you love working within Animation? If so, our Vice President TV Business & Legal Affairs position at Nickelodeon could be an ideal fit! You will serve principally as a senior business and legal affairs executive for animated series content for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. This fantastic position will be located in Burbank, CA.

  • Work as a senior member of the team of BALA lawyers, contract managers and assistants based in Burbank who support Nick Animation Studios development and production for animated TV series.
  • Negotiate, structure and draft a high volume of complex, high-profile creator/EP deals, co-productions, overall deals, and services deals.
  • Provide high level, strategic business and legal affairs guidance and support to the senior Nickelodeon animated development and production team.
  • Work cross-functionally with a broad range of departments (Nickelodeon talent department, Labor & Employment Team, Production Management and Litigation) to implement production legal policies and procedures.
  • Advise various departments for the network (Programming, Production, Marketing and Promotion, Rights Management, etc.) in connection with complex business and legal matters.
  • Develop and build deal structures, parameters and templates and forms.
  • Grow and manage relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.


Basic Qualifications:

  • JD and must be a member of the California Bar.
  • Minimum of 8 years of high-level experience with animated television.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract law and IP rights, as well as a mastered capability for legal analysis and reasoning, is required.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Desired candidate will have a detailed understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices and possess proven ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys.
  • Excellent knowledge of television industry agreements, guild and union regulations (SAG-AFTRA, Animation Guild, Local 839 I.A.T.S.E, WGA, DGA).
  • Must be able to multi-task under pressure, handle a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly and operate autonomously within corporate parameters.
  • Ability to build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise senior-level executives under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround and firm decision-making.
  • The ideal candidate will be collaborative, positive and team-centric.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

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