Home Box Office, Inc., seeks an experienced transactional attorney for a Senior Counsel position in the Programming group of HBO’s legal department. Responsible for negotiating and drafting license and distribution agreements in areas of film and sports (boxing) programming and the domestic and international distribution of HBO programming via broadcast, transactional and subscription video on demand platforms.
Counsel and advise on a wide variety of legal issues relating to content acquisition and distribution.
Negotiate and draft agreements to acquire content for exhibition on HBO’s traditional services and OTT platforms.
Negotiate and draft agreements to distribute HBO’s original programming via domestic and international television and digital platforms.
JD from a top tier law school required.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an attorney practicing transactional corporate law, including experience in a competitive law firm environment.
Expertise in copyright and other areas of intellectual property is strongly recommended.
Familiarity with the business and legal environment of the television, film, sports and digital media industries.
Familiarity with new and evolving technology impacting the entertainment industry, including social media and other digital platforms.
Must be able to prepare, negotiate, and interpret complex agreements and other legal documents. Excellent drafting skills are essential.
Must be able to counsel business partners and make sound, analytical decisions.
Must be able to communicate succinctly in writing and draft correspondence relating to business and legal matters.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combining a professional demeanor with a sense of humor.
Must be able to multi-task, prioritize and schedule work effectively.
Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to delegate work and supervise others.