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Lawyer Jobs Toronto, The role of the Entertainment Lawyer is critical to ensure the smooth running of Entertainment’s Development, Production, and Licensing/Distribution departments.

The Entertainment Lawyer works directly with Entertainment’s Development, Production, and Licensing/Distribution Teams to ensure all legal and business affairs issues – from negotiations and agreements to copyright protections, credits, and clearances – are resolved professionally, optimally, and efficiently.

The Entertainment Lawyer will not only be an exceptionally strong technical lawyer but also be a very commercially aware strategic thinker, with demonstrable experience working in animated television and film production.

The role will require the ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with SME executives and leadership to resolve legal and business affairs issues related to development agreements, pre-sales/license agreements, co-production agreements, production agreements, and other exploitation and financing agreements, as well as other Entertainment-related legal and business affairs issues as they arise.

Post Name Entertainment Lawyer
Company Name Spin Master
Expected Salary CAD 120000 To CAD 130000 Per Year 
Address Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3M2

How will you create an impact?

  • Production (Film, TV, Shorts) – negotiating, drafting/reviewing contracts, union/guild compliance, executed contract review and advising on contractual obligations, overseeing credit obligations
  • Development – negotiating, drafting/reviewing contracts, executing contract reviews, and advising on contractual obligations
  • Distribution/Licensing – negotiating, drafting/reviewing contracts, rights management
  • Legal Clearances – Reviewing script and title clearance reports, advising development/production teams, liaising with TM agent for toy/merchandise clearances description
  • Practice Management – organization, creating and implementing processes, precedents, and standard terms, compliance with global contract routing policy (including Entertainment specific guidelines, and compliance with general authority matrix for approval and execution of contracts
  • Other Entertainment Matters– finance and tax credit compliance, music rights, licensing out rights, influencer contracts, entertainment rights for toy properties

What are your skills and experience?

  • 5+ years working in a film or television legal and business affairs department and/or entertainment law firm
  • J.D. or LL.B. degree
  • Licensed to practice law in Ontario and in good standing

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun.

  • Growth and Career Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Innovation, Collaboration, and Fun
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Other fun Perks!
Industry Private
Schedule Type Full Time
Education Required J.D. or LL.B. Degree
Remote No

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results-driven team.

Everyone is welcome in our sandbox and we are committed to an accessible and inclusive hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants.

Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment processes.

Interview Question for Entertainment Lawyer:

  1. Are you familiar with the various types of entertainment contracts and agreements?
  2. What are some of the most important legal issues that entertainers face?
  3. How would you counsel an entertainer who is considering a major career change?
  4. What is your process for vetting and selecting a business manager for a client?
  5. Provide an example of a time when you successfully negotiated on behalf of a client.
  6. If a client was unhappy with the outcome of a legal matter, how would you handle it?
  7. What would you do if you discovered that a client was secretly violating a contract?
  8. How well do you know the laws and regulations that apply to the entertainment industry?
  9. Do you have experience drafting contracts?
  10. When is it appropriate to pursue legal action?
  11. We want to encourage our clients to be involved in the creative process. How would you get excited about a new project?
  12. Describe your experience working with other legal professionals.
  13. What makes you stand out from other entertainment lawyers?
  14. Which industries do you most want to learn from?
  15. What do you think is the most important aspect of relationship building?
  16. How often do you update your knowledge of legal developments?
  17. There is a new law that contradicts one of your client’s long-held beliefs. How would you handle it?

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