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Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Lights, Camera, Action

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on October 14, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Are you ready for your close up? If the idea of working in Hollywood is appealing, now could be the time for your breakout debut. Several major media and entertainment companies are looking for skilled attorneys to join their in-house teams. That could be you.

So dust off your resume and practice your best Marlon Brando stare. As part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest legal jobs of the week, all in the entertainment industry, because there's no business like litigating show business.

1. Production Counsel, Original Series, Netflix

When it comes to the big screen, Hollywood studios still dominate. But upstarts like Netflix are quickly closing in, changing how media is made and consumed. You could be part of that change as production counsel for Netflix's original series. (That includes shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Stranger Things, in case you don't subscribe.)

As production counsel, you'd handle a wide variety of legal issues. You'll work with the content team on drafting and negotiating development and production agreements and advising partners on both business and legal matters -- all from Netflix's Beverly Hills office.

2. Associate General Counsel, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Universal has been around for more than 100 years now, putting out everything from "Frankenstein," to "American Graffiti," to "E.T." And Universal is still making an impact at the box office, with films like "Jurassic World" and "Furious 7."

Speaking of box offices: As associate general counsel, you'd work with the Filmed Entertainment Group's GC on global legal issues, including those effecting Fandango, the ticketing service. Your work would focus on transactional matters, litigation, employment law, IP, and compliance, as well as requiring you to provide strategic guidance on legal and business issues.

3. Associate Counsel, HBO

Few media companies are more responsible for the renaissance in T.V. programming than HBO. From "The Sopranos" to "Game of Thrones," HBO has been a leader in high-quality television.

But enough about "Game of Thrones." As associate counsel, you'd be keeping the (metaphorical) white walkers at bay by working to draft, negotiate, and deal with domestic and international licensing agreements for HBO's series, documentaries, and films. A background in television licensing is preferred, but not required.

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