Univision’s Transformation team is seeking a VP Business & Legal Affairs to support business affairs strategy for Univision streaming production activities. You will report to the SVP Business & Legal Affairs.
An experienced executive is needed to oversee deals in Business and Legal Affairs for Univision as they relate to content for our streaming platforms. This role will partner to architect the BA overall strategy as well as independently negotiate complex agreements relating to the development, production, and distribution of content for streaming; it will also oversee clearance and ancillary rights issues. This position will advise development and production executives on legal issues relating to these areas and other areas, as assigned.
Support the creation and leadership of an effective and efficient Business and Legal Affairs strategy for Univision’s streaming content
Manage a team of lawyers, who are serving as day-to-day business and legal affairs executives supporting content
Oversight of all above-the-line talent (e.g., writers, producers, directors, and cast) and rights deals necessary for the development and production of content.
Interface with various departments on a day-to-day basis to inform strategy: creative, production, labor, legal, PR, finance, and marketing.
Independently negotiate complex agreements for production related talent and deals.
Work closely with executives and producers to put deals into place.
Provide hands-on guidance and counseling to non-lawyer production staff members both in the U.S. and overseas.
Required Skills & Experience
Must have a JD from an accredited law school and have a combined minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience at a reputable law firm and one or more networks/studios handling development and production work for streaming content.
Work experience across Latin America (and Spain a plus), with knowledge about the industry and legal practices related to production/licensing in those markets.
Exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills, and a teamwork-oriented attitude required.
Must be able to work under pressure with strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to interact effectively with people at many different levels, including senior executives, producers, show creators, artists, production coordinators, other attorneys, diverse in-house client groups, and outside production personnel.
Extensive experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of development, production and distribution agreements, significant working knowledge of guild agreements for television/streaming. Intellectual property background is a plus.
Exceptional ability to prioritize heavy workload and matters on extremely tight time schedules according to client needs.
Desired Skills & Experience
Ability to thrive in a high pressure and rapidly changing, less structured environment
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain focus and confidentiality
Strong relationship building ability
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish
Has knowledge of and actively consumes Univision content, a plus!
Must be willing to work from Miami, FL or Los Angeles, CA
Employment/education will be verified
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis