Davis Wright Tremaine

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Entertainment Attorney - Senior Level - Los Angeles

at Davis Wright Tremaine

Posted: 1/7/2019
Job Reference #: 222
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law

Job Description

The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a full-time senior level attorney with at least ten years of experience to join its film and television production legal services group. The position will focus on entertainment-related transactions and development and production legal matters involving top producers of content across all platforms, scripted and unscripted.

Essential Responsibilities:

Negotiate and draft film/television/new media agreements covering all facets of development and production including option/purchase agreements, production services agreements, talent agreements (writer, director, and actor), license agreements, appearance releases, location agreements, vendor agreements, and materials releases.


  • Excellent academic credentials
  • JD
  • Member, California State Bar (active and in good standing)
  • Seven or more years of experience in-house or with a major law firm/established entertainment boutique law firm
  • Production legal experience required
  • Excellent communication skills and computer literacy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Responsive and a problem-solver
  • Ability to supervise associates

To apply please submit your cover letter addressed to Shumi Brody, Lawyer Recruiting Manager, California, and your resume to our online portal in the below link.  We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.  We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

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