Job Title:  SVP, Business & Legal Affairs

Department:  Business and Legal Affairs

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

VP or SVP reporting directly to the EVP of the department. The position will require drafting and negotiating various licensing agreements and rendering legal and business affairs advice to members of the worldwide television and domestic licensing team. 


  • Draft, review and negotiate domestic and international content licensing agreements (e.g. HV/EST/TVOD, Free TV, Basic Cable, Premium Pay, SVOD and AVOD)
  • Serve as account manager for several global and/or multi-territory clients
  • Provide business affairs counsel to the sales teams in their negotiations

Qualifications & Skills

  • 8 – 10+ years’ in-house business and legal affairs entertainment industry experience (licensing preferred) or law firm experience
  • Member of the State Bar of California or, qualified to be RIHC
  • Detail-oriented drafting and writing skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Adept at managing internal relationships with multiple departments
  • Preference for fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, flexible, problem-solver and resourceful with strong organizational skills
  • Prioritize and manage deadlines for multiple simultaneous contracts and projects
  • International travel may be required

About the Company

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide. 

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles