Director, Legal And Business Affairs

Director, Legal And Business Affairs
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Director, Legal And Business Affairs

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IMAX seeks an experienced attorney to serve as Director, Legal and Business Affairs, working on the development, production, financing, acquisition and distribution of documentaries, concerts, and other forms of unscripted theatrical content. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an important IMAX initiative focusing on expanding the notion of theatrical exhibition and to help IMAX shape the future of immersive entertainment.

Draft and negotiate agreements for the development, production, financing, acquisition and distribution of unscripted theatrical content, including co:financing/co:production agreements, production services agreements, above:the:line agreements (producers, directors), security agreements and related documents.
Handle day:to:day development and production matters in close collaboration with various internal stakeholders (ie, finance, tax, music, post:production, marketing, PR), outside counsel, and third:party producers.
Provide timely, solution:oriented advice on a wide range of development and production:related issues, including intellectual property rights, privacy, music, clearances, guild/union and labor issues, insurance, credits and delivery.
Advise the Company on a variety of music:related issues; coordinate music clearances with internal and external music clearance specialists.
Work closely with IMAX business and creative executives to discuss and implement best practices, formulate new processes, and create agreement templates.
Advise with respect to IMAXs rights to exploit library content in various media and territories.

What were looking for:

JD and member in good standing of a State Bar.
5+ years of broad:based development, production, financing and acquisition legal experience with respect to theatrical content, preferably in:house at a studio or independent production company.
Excellent negotiating and drafting skills.
Experience negotiating with agents and talent lawyers.
Knowledge of substantive areas of the law relevant to unscripted content, such as defamation, fair use, copyright and privacy rights.
Knowledge of entertainment labor/guild framework.
Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a challenging, fast:paced environment.
Good judgment and strong critical thinking skills.
Ability to balance multiple matters simultaneously and to adapt quickly to shifting priorities.
Willingness to take ownership and control of complex projects.
Strong written communication skills with the ability to draft clear, precise, thoughtful and direct language.
Can:do attitude with enthusiasm for the work and excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of and interest in the evolving international media landscape.


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