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Job Summary: It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.
Responsibilities:Contract Analysis:
  • analyze above-the-line talent agreements issued by Studio Business and Legal Affairs
  • identify and summarize rights granted to the Studio or reserved by rights holder
  • assess Studio’s financial obligations to talent
  • enter data into multiple database platforms
  • generate reports
  • conduct rights research

Payments and Contract Administration:
  • maintain working knowledge of payroll and SAP procedures
  • keep up to date on guild, tax, and state/federal employment requirements
  • act as liaison between outside reps and Studio Legal, Business Affairs, Creative, and Development/Production Finance departments
  • administrate outgoing payments for rights and services

  • enter critical dates calendar in department database
  • send out timely reminders to Studio executives of upcoming critical development and/or production dates

Database consultation and testing
  • work with IT to enhancements to D3 database system
  • determine best practices to enhance contract processing throughout Studio
Basic Qualifications:
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Motion picture/television legal experience
  • Strong ability to focus on details and be well-organized
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Understand relational databases and web design
  • Ability to think creatively to solve logistical problems
  • Excellent communication skills
Additional Information:This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.