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Senior Counsel Position Available in Colorado at Starz Entertainment

Tracking Code S778


Primary Responsibility: Draft and negotiate complex video content acquisitions and distribution licensing agreements for premium pay television service. Perform in-depth analyses and provide legal counsel to clients and executive team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Draft and negotiate content acquisition agreements with studios and production companies.
• Draft and negotiate affiliation agreements with cable, satellite and telco television distributors.
• Provide legal counsel to the Programming Acquisitions and Affiliate Sales business units. Manage intellectual property matters and piracy initiatives.
• Provide legal counsel to the Marketing Communications and Affiliate Marketing teams including collateral development through approval; perform research and provide well-reasoned legal opinions concerning copyright and trademark usage and related initiatives.
• Support the department Vice President and Sr. Vice President in a myriad of assignments - primarily pertaining to intellectual property licensing, litigation strategy, and related matters.
• Working knowledge of Internet-distributed television content, including related technologies.
• Some regulatory involvement/oversight.
• Will supervise Paralegal Staff.

Required Experience

Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
• Juris Doctorate Degree.
• Minimum three years in a major, reputable law firm - focused on IP/transactional practice areas.
• Experience counseling television networks, studios and/or media companies with an emphasis on affiliation agreements.
• Superior drafting skills a must.
• Mastery of trademark and copyright laws and licensing.
• Litigation/dispute resolution background useful.
• Experience reviewing and approving marketing material, sweepstakes rules and the like.
• Experience directing, training and developing support staff.
• Highly motivated, extremely detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently.
• Successful candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, follow-through, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

If you are interested, email Christine.alling@starz.com

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