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Legal Assistant, Motion Picture Business Affairs


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with the entertainment industry’s biggest filmmakers and brightest stars to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission: Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as A Quiet Place and Rocketman have further elevated  Paramount’s film legacy. On the small screen, Paramount Television Studios’ Defending Jacob, 13 Reasons Why, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Made for Love and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.


This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Senior Vice President, Business Affairs.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:
•    Assists in the preparation of work product.
•    Distributes, files, and organizes internal and external agreements and correspondence.
•    Manages general administrative duties – for example, answers phones, rolls calls, schedules internal and external appointments and meetings, maintains daily schedules and calendars, and handles e-mail distributions and incoming and outgoing mail, handles visitor requests, updates contact information, generates expense reports, and orders supplies.
•    Maintains tickler system for follow-up; updates entries of status of projects and deals in status reports.
•    Composes and generates letters, term sheets, and internal deal memos (using a data-based online program)
•    Liaises with internal departments and external entities as needed.


Basic qualifications
•    At least 2 years of entertainment and/or legal administrative experience strongly preferred (in a fast-paced office).
•    Proficient in MS Suites, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and internet software.


Other Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•    Excellent written, verbal, and telephone skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with staff, other administrators, internal and external executives, colleagues, and senior management, and talent representatives and their offices.
•    Organized and highly detail-oriented with the ability to manage time, prioritize work and demands, and anticipate needs.
•    Highly self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, collaborative, resourceful, and emotionally intelligent, with excellent common sense, judgment and ability to exercise diplomacy and discretion. 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 
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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles