Senior Corporate Counsel

Skydance Media
Los Angeles
Jun 20, 2024
Jul 03, 2024
Contract Type

If you are passionate about making movies and television, Skydance is the place for you! Our creative divisions are led by industry veterans that put audience above all else when it comes to our storytelling approach. At Skydance, we embrace visionary artists and cutting–edge technology to create event–level entertainment. With the benefit of powerful distribution partnerships – Paramount Pictures, Tencent, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, and other top tier studios – our premium content can reach billions of consumers around the world.

Our corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, where we strive to create a collaborative environment, is the center for all our film and television teams. Other departments include production, marketing, business affairs, finance, human resources, and operations. Whether you are a seasoned executive or an assistant just starting out, everyone is valued on the Skydance team!

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Skydance is looking for a Senior Corporate Counsel to join the Legal team supporting all divisions across the organization. This role requires substantial experience with corporate agreements (including contract drafting) and intellectual property matters. The ideal candidate has experience with the legal aspects of corporate financing transactions; and has stellar organizational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a fast–paced environment.

The role will require the ability to apply a commercial, common–sense approach to the work at hand, and the ability to work independently while also being collaborative in a team environment.

  • Negotiate and draft NDAs and other corporate–level agreements
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of vendor agreements
  • Manage legal compliance for the Company's revolving credit facility, as well as negotiate and draft all agreements related to the Company's corporate financing arrangements (including interparty/intercreditor agreements, tax credit placement and transfer agreements, equipment financing and leasing agreements, ISDAs, DACAs and other ancillary credit agreements)
  • Negotiate and draft licensing agreements for the consumer products and interactive divisions
  • Track and manage the Company's intellectual property rights, including the Company's trademark portfolio
  • Juris Doctor degree from a top–tier law school
  • Member in good standing of the California bar
  • Minimum of three (3) years of corporate law experience at a top–tier law firm
  • Exceptional negotiation and drafting skills
  • Strong project management, time management and long–term planning skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi–task in a fast–paced, dynamic environment
  • Analytical, problem–solving, interpersonal, strategic thinking and reasoning skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently through demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and interface with all levels of management
  • Positive attitude

The salary range for this position in Los Angeles, California is $180,000 – $195,000. The salary offered may vary based on the candidate's location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors. The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including bonus, benefits, etc.

We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements as written in the job description.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this role. Skydance reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event–level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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