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Rights and Entertainment Lawyer

Benefits:Medical aid and Provident Fund
Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Reference:#Media Lawyer
Company:Primedia Recruiter

Purpose of the role 

To draft, review and negotiate all Format Licence Agreements, Commissioning Agreements. Contract Addendums, Broadcasting and Distribution Agreements, Sales and Barter Agreements. Draft and negotiate commercial agreements with production companies, presenters, collecting societies, distribution platforms and other rights holders. Manage the implementation of commercial agreements and draft reports as may be required.   Represent Primedia Studios at senior level meetings as may be required.

Job description 

Contracts workflow
  • To manage the Contracts Administrator’s functions in all Contracts Administrative processes for local and international productions commissioned and acquired by PM Studios
  • Draft applicable templates for all agreements based on standard practice and adapt same to specific agreements.
  • Oversee the admin process on all contracts for the entire local content commissioning processes.
  • Coordinate feedback on all contracts to all stakeholders on all, commissioned, or licensed content.
Contract and rights analysis
  • Draft or review Rights Grids: Ensure that correct summaries on rights, exploitation and reporting are captured in summarised grids and implemented by business.
  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory requirements, Group Legal practices and Industry Standards
  • Manage all possible BCCSA, ARB and Regulatory complaints together with the Group Legal Counsel.
  • Manage all stakeholder relationships (internal and external) by monitoring workflows related to all contracts and agreements and amendments.
Educational qualification
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB)
  • Admitted attorney
Required experience 
  • At least five years post-articles experience specialising in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Sound understanding of intellectual property law within the media and entertainment context
  • Experience in television is mandatory
  • Production value chain
  • Broadcasting value chain
  • Contracts Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Analytical
  • Self-managed
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to be calm and diplomatic in crisis situations.
  • Subscribes to Primedia values

Posted on 19 Feb 13:46, Closing date 19 Apr

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