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Job Title:  Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs

Department:  Business and Legal Affairs
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position:

The Senior Counsel will be responsible for drafting and negotiating development and production agreements and rendering legal advice with respect to Lionsgate’s and Starz’s slate of original programming. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and negotiating development agreements and related documentation 
  • Rendering day to day production legal advice to production executives, producers, and production personnel
Experience & Skills:
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Minimum 5 years of legal experience gained in an entertainment law firm, television network, and/or television production company environment
  • Knowledge of televisions precedents and industry common custom and practice
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, responsible, extremely detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
About the Company:

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

 

 

 

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.