Role Overview Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Legal, the role holder will be responsible for providing legal support for the Channels, digital business, music licensing, support functions and handling of litigation independently
Scope of Work and Responsibilities
Motion Pictures: structuring and drafting motion pictures business related agreements including production, direction, key cast, music, distribution, etc.
o Channel business support: Contracts pertaining to production of programs, talent hiring, Marketing, Digital Marketing OAP, Programming, Logistics, Ad Sales, contest terms and conditions, privacy policies, terms of usage of websites and likewise; drafting and negotiating low to medium complexity contracts for the foregoing aspects of the channel business by providing legal inputs and rendering services through the contractual process
o Licensing and acquisition: Contracts pertaining to licensing, syndication and acquisition of content
To provide contracting and legal support for new initiatives and special projects of the company
To minimize risk and proactively protecting the companys interest and assets
To provide litigation support and to manage outside counsel optimally in a focused, efficient and effective manner
To manage day to day responsibility for drafting accurate contracts, negotiating them with third parties on his/her own and concluding them in tight deadlines
To provide accurate, effective and timely legal advice, analysis and support on commercial and contractual matters taking into account the commercial environment
To draft and negotiates any relevant agreements and any other relevant legal documents relating to commercial and contractual matters
To act as the day to day interface between the company and external counsel, briefing external counsels and attending hearings in the courts and other regulatory forums and government departments
To liaise with intra departments of the company in respect of commercial and contractual matters where appropriate to ensure that all relevant legal issues are identified and appropriate support is provided
To understand tax and regulatory structure of the company and be able to safeguard the company from exposure in the contracts.
To assist in the development of best practice with regards to the legal aspects of commercial and contractual matters entrusted
To influence and assist in discussions between clients and other functions to ensure the best legal solution to meet commercial objectives and to encourage best practices
To provide regular reports and updates to line manager and to clients, as appropriate
Minimum 10 years post LL.B. as in house lawyer and/or in law firms. Experience in courts by way of private practice shall not be accounted for.
LLM or any other post graduate qualification in Law from a reputed institute/ institution will be preferred.
Excellent drafting skills; Good knowledge of contract law, arbitration and civil litigation; familiarity with procedures in High Courts and City Civil Courts and drafting of pleadings.
Substantial experience in media and entertainment industry, especially in the following area:
Motion Pictures division
Acquisition and licensing of content
Handling IPR related policy work
Production and talent contracts
In depth knowledge of the Copyright Act, 1957 and the regulatory framework
Excellent command over spoken and written English.
Well versed with commercials negotiations.
Incumbent must be self-driven and motivated to take initiatives.
Incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle pressure situations with alacrity.
Incumbent must have multitasking ability. Timely and efficient delivery of legal support is the key.