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Director, Business Affairs (Temporary)

Job Title
Director, Business Affairs (Temporary) Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit Shed Media US Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Legal/Business Affairs Location United States - California - Los Angeles Requisition # 163849BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview Shed Media U.S. boasts a prolific and diversified line-up of programs that range from character-driven docu-soaps to transformation formats to serial arc competition elimination. Among their productions are, “The Real Housewives of New York,”, “Hollywood Exes, “Basketball Wives”. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

Shed Media US Inc. seeks a Director, Business Affairs (Temporary) for the Shed Media US Legal department. Position will serve as day-to-day business and legal affairs executive focusing on unscripted television programming.  Negotiates with network lawyers and talent representatives, and drafts a wide range of agreements related to the development, production and delivery of multiple overlapping shows. 

  • Negotiates and drafts on-camera participant and above-the-line agreements with agents and entertainment attorneys.
  • Negotiates and drafts other deal memos, agreements and short form contracts including location agreements, music licenses, tradeout agreements, etc.
  • Views numerous cuts of Shed shows and vets for legal issues, ensuring that the content does not violate any laws or otherwise expose Shed to risk (copyright, torts, and so on).
  • Participates in the negotiation of development deals, production services agreements and network licenses.
  • Provides day-to-day and on-call services to identify and address any legal and business issues that may arise during production of individual unscripted programs.  
  • Liaise between the various networks and Shed on a variety of production matters, including risk management, diligence matters for shows in pre-production or production including reviewing backgrounds with the network and reaching out to cast and crew to address any red flags.
  • Negotiates and modifies composer agreements and music licenses.  Maintains database summary of music licenses with various music publishers and record labels.
  • Provides regular status updates with respect to deals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What do we require from you?
  • JD required.  
  • Minimum of three (3) years production legal experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years business affairs experience, preferably at a studio or production company.  
  • Unscripted television experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of copyright and trademark laws, and rights of publicity and personality.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel, and Microsoft Word required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal and business concepts with non-lawyers including creative personalities, in a highly collaborative environment.


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.