Counsel/Sr. Counsel, NBC Entertainment - NBCUniversal (Monterey Park)


: $75,810.00 - $47,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Entertainment

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Legal & Business Affairs



Role Purpose:NBC Entertainment is looking for a Counsel/Senior Counsel who will have the opportunity for primary support of our Universal Television Alternative Studio, and of unscripted projects for our broadcast network, NBC. We are seeking a candidate who will embrace the show lawyer model a holistic, business-friendly approach, providing timely and practical legal advice during the development and production of our entertainment content, including vetting concepts and analyzing rights, intellectual property and other legal matters. The person in this role will also draft and review agreements, as well as coordinate legal services provided by other groups in the NBCUniversal Law Department.Responsibilities: Draft, review, negotiate and interpret talent, rights and production contracts, including term deals and other above the line talent agreements, rights acquisitions, coproduction agreements, indemnity agreements and inbound licenses. Identify, analyze, and tee up practical, responsive solutions and advice on a production timetable on issues relating to projects in development and production with a focus on alternative/reality entertainment productions, but also including work on our scripted programs and licensing Vet content, activity outlines, scripts and series/challenge rules. Partner with our studio and network clients, as well as colleagues in the Law Department, to best coordinate, prioritize and streamline legal support. Work with the Legal Affairs team and colleagues in the Law Department on major projects with long-term business implications. Other matters at the direction of the SVPs and/or VPs, Legal Affairs.

Role Purpose: Responsibilities:


  • Member of California bar or other U.S. state bar
  • JD or LLM degree from an accredited law school
  • A minimum of 5 years as Counsel or 8 years as Sr. Counsel with entertainment, media law, intellectual property and/or other relevant experience
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Willingness to work nights and on weekends, if needed
  • Must submit transcripts and analytic writing samples
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in unscripted television drafting and production risk management preferred
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills and a strong strategist who can present, develop and guide negotiations through to closure
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to approach complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful and analytic fashion
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; experience communicating with various audiences and levels of management
  • Ability to recognize and respond quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations
  • Sound, practical business judgment; adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters and priorities, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with multiple business units and their representatives
  • Teamwork-oriented attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and other related tools
  • Sub-Business

    Career Level

    Corporate Legal




    Universal City


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