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Corporate Counsel, Studios Movies Development

Corporate Counsel, Studios Movies Development

Job ID 
US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 
Company Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Recruiting Team 

Job Description

The Legal Affairs team at Amazon Studios has an opening for a Corporate Counsel to join the Movies group handling development legal matters. This role will support all aspects of Amazon’s original movies business, including film acquisitions; co-financing agreements; rights options and chain of title review; writer, producer and director agreements; production services agreements; talent agreements; clearances and content review. This position will work closely with Amazon Studios’ movies business teams including creative development, business affairs, production, marketing and publicity.

Responsibilities include:
  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of complicated agreements such as film acquisition, rights option, writer, producer, director, talent, production services and co-financing agreements
  • Evaluating rights issues, confirming chain of title and advising on guild matters
  • Analyzing and interpreting contracts and providing thoughtful legal advice to clients on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of legal experience (with at least 2 years at a law firm) as a transactional attorney
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • At least one year of experience in movies development legal affairs

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-house experience is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication, analytical and computer skills

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.