Entertainment One

  • Paralegal

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/5/2019 10:12 AM)
    # of Openings
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) 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; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

    Headed up Steve Bertram, President, Film & Television Entertainment One’s robust Film & Television content network includes MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83. eOne works with premier partners to develop, acquire, produce, finance and sell some of the globe’s best films and TV series for audiences on all platforms.


    Position Summary

    The Paralegal role is a support function for two key parts of the distribution Film/TV Business & Legal Affairs team: (i) the direct distribution of film and TV content in EMEA; and (ii) sales to third parties made by the International Distribution team.


    You will be assisting the Film/TV Business & Legal Affairs team in reviewing documentation, drafting ancillary documents and amendments, performing administrative functions (such as being the point person for obtaining signatures and running document tracking charts) to ensure the smooth running of existing and new content exploitation arrangements.


    • Assisting with the drafting and negotiating:
      • general amendments and extensions to acquisitions, productions, outputs, licences (including internal sub-distribution arrangements) and sales;
      • general commercial agreements (i.e. such as the supply of goods and services to the company);
      • clip licences, ‘bonus feature’ licensing agreements & NDAs;
      • licensing arrangements such as non-theatrical deals and smaller TV sales; and
      • promotions competitions.
    • Performing various administrative duties for the team such as:
      • co-ordinating signatures, both in the London office and managing the process in foreign offices including having documents notarised;
      • setting up document, deal, communications, rights and update trackers;
      • filing (digital plus limited physical); and
      • diarising and issuing reminders to key executives with respect to key contractual dates.
    • Reviewing contracts (answering ad hoc questions from various teams).
    • Reviewing, advising, negotiating amendments and/or ancillary legal documentation where necessary, in respect of chain of title, clip licences, music licenses and other deliverables.
    • Preparing summaries of acquisition/transactional and other arrangements.
    • Co-ordinating and liaising with other teams within the group, including: finance, technical operations, business operations, releasing and sales teams to ensure correct information flow.
    • Providing a general support function to the team (for example bibling, CP management on larger transactions).

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent organisational skills.
    • A legal background (degree, conversion course, other relevant experience).
    • An understanding of media (film, TV and/or music) is preferable.
    • Strong Microsoft office skills (excel, word, powerpoint).
    • An open mindedness and willingness to learn every single aspect of the job.
    • Enthusiasm and an ability to cope with repetitive tasks.
    • Attention to detail.
    • An ability to manage a varied workload and communicate effectively to all areas of the business globally, regardless of seniority.
    • An ability to cope under pressure and strict deadlines.