Our client is one of the UK’s leading TV production companies. Over the last 20 years it has enjoyed an exceptional output of outstanding original scripted television comedy and drama with a reputation for and track record of nurturing talent.

We have an exciting opportunity for a lawyer with proven Scripted TV production experience to join the business as a Senior Legal & Business Affairs Executive. Experience in scripted TV production, whether from private practice or in-house, is essential and some film production experience would also be desirable (this is not however essential).

Reporting to the Head of Business Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements, including with key contributors (such as writers, rights owners, artists, directors, producers) and with co-production partners and broadcasters and financiers across a diverse range of programmes and motion pictures.

You will also provide legal support to all levels of the editorial and production teams throughout the creative process from development through production to final delivery.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate expertise and sound practical experience in copyright and trade mark law, contract and intellectual property. The successful candidate will have a sound working knowledge of the UK TV industry, relevant collective bargaining agreements and the broadcaster Terms of Trade. A knowledge of the US TV sector and UK data protection legislation and its application would be an advantage.

Candidates must be energetic, proactive, reliable and have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to draft and produce clear and concise documentation. A strong attention to detail is essential.

This is a super opportunity to work in a company that is at the top of its game. It has remained at the forefront of the entertainment world for many years now and has a wonderful reputation in the industry, thanks to the fun, collegiate and commercial working environment on offer.

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