Reporting to the Vice President of Legal Affairs, the Director, Business and Legal Affairs, performs and executes the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges and obligations of IMAX Entertainment, with key responsibilities being primarily in the negotiating and drafting of agreements involving the financing, production and distribution of IMAX® original-produced films. Responsibilities also include the negotiation and drafting of agreements for the conversion, release and distribution of IMAX commercial films, provisioning of legal counsel regarding marketing and promotional activities and the licensing of IMAX-owned or co-owned content.
What you’ll be doing:
Draft and negotiate complex deals and agreements involving the development, financing and production of IMAX produced/co-produced films, including talent, co-financing, co-production, general vendor and rights acquisition agreements and licenses.
Provide general advice and counsel to Film Group concerning legal rights and obligations related to the Company’s film production, post-production, distribution and licensing functions.
Provide legal advice regarding applicable guild obligations and insurance issues.
Draft and negotiate agreements dealing with the conversion, release and distribution of IMAX commercial films, with particular focus on international territories.
Provide legal advice related to the advertising, marketing and promotions functions of the business, including the review of creative materials, the negotiation and drafting of co-promotion agreements and the review and drafting of sweepstakes/contest rules and regulations, with working knowledge of regulatory requirements and social media.
What we’re looking for:
J.D. degree, strong academic credentials and membership in good standing of the California State Bar.
4+ years of overall entertainment law experience, with at least 2-3 years experience dealing directly with film production, with particular focus on guild obligations and marketing.
Extensive, in-depth knowledge of contract, commercial and other relevant law.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with peers, colleagues, clients and outside counsel; must be polished and poised in communicating with executives, high-profile and other external clients and contacts.
Willingness to work long hours with maximum availability.
Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize handle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, dynamic environment; responsive; driven.
Impeccable verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly and effectively throughout all levels of the organization.
Strong ability to manage risk and provide practical, results-oriented legal advice; strategic, analytical thinker and creative problem solver.
Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks in new or unfamiliar areas of the law.
Proficient computer skills.
What we’re about
IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Our employees share a passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.
Of course we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a company with over 40 years of history. Yet, beyond this, we know everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits – to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it.
As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies. Specializing in immersive motion picture technologies, our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they’ve only dreamed of.
Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together.
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