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The Academy is seeking an attorney with experience in entertainment media and general corporate matters to help with legal and business issues in connection with the organization’s activities.


  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements related to broadcast productions, live-events, sponsored promotions, and content licensing.
  • Assist in management and enforcement of Academy trademarks.
  • Provide counsel on employment matters.
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements related to charitable donations and grants.
  • Assist other in-house and outside counsel with the overall management of department workload.
  • Other matters as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • J.D. and license to practice law in California.
  • At least 3-8 years of legal experience in relevant areas, either in-house, at a law firm, or combination of both.
  • Experience in legal and business affairs related to television, new media or live event production.
  • Excellent drafting skills and the ability to work independently, accurately and with diplomacy and good judgement.
  • Ability to provide creative solutions to complex business and legal issues, across a variety of subject matters, scenarios, and alternatives.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Expertise in copyright and trademark law.
  • Working knowledge of guild agreements (SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, AFM).
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations, donations and grants.
  • Experience with sponsorships, promotions and contests.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Counsel  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 10/4/2019  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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