Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

  • Anywhere

Summary

GAN Studios, the production studio responsible for developing animated content, is looking for an attorney to serve as a staff attorney for the Production Legal team. The Staff Attorney for GAN Studios is expected to work in a collaborative way with the senior Executives and team of both GAN studio and Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Inc. as a whole, to the Producer/CEO. The position will have periodic responsibilities in connection with the development and production of an animated short. The position may also entail responsibilities as legal counsel on distribution matters.

 

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney will support the delivery of compelling creative and great storytelling, while building their legal career in the entertainment industry. The Staff Attorney’s work will closely work together with the Producer/CEO initially until they reach a comfort level to work more independently on a particular type of project, with the goal of providing more autonomy and latitude as projects become more familiar. It is anticipated that the Staff Attorney might initially receive assignments daily and weekly from other counsel on and in senior management, and eventually work directly with clients (working collaboratively with other lawyers, Business executives and other company executives). After a reasonable period of initiation, the Staff Attorney would be responsible for prioritizing their own projects (with the supervising attorney and Producer/CEO always available for guidance and consultation whenever needed). Specific responsibilities may include:

 

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various contracts, primarily for the development and production of animated content, such as contracts with writers, directors, artists, independent contractors, production services, license agreements, and vendor agreements;
  • Working with internal and external Casting teams with respect to the negotiation of voice over talent agreements;
  • Liaise with internal business and creative clients, internal legal contacts and other advisory departments (e.g., Labor, Tax, Intellectual Property, etc.), and external talent attorneys/agents;
  • Creating and managing a library of form agreements, negotiated language, and responses to common requests;
  • Researching and responding to legal inquiries from GAN Studios and GAN Inc., and providing direction and guidance in connection with all legal issues related to the development and production of original content;
  • Reviewing agreements, analyzing and researching chain of title and other rights issues, and preparing summaries of rights, obligations, and related matters;
  • Developing and maintaining tracking systems for rights, talent approvals/restrictions, screen credits, and other systems to efficiently manage attorney workflow;
  • Performing special legal projects and other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Reporting to and updating senior management on legal issues and solutions as well as steps to be taken and taking such steps once approved.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Ability to draft and interpret contracts and articulate legal issues.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with careful attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, discretion and sound judgment.
  • Ability to identify and analyze legal issues and propose solutions and strategies for resolution.
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders and prioritize high-volume work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
  • Excellent work ethic and interpersonal skills, with a desire and ability to contribute positively as a collaborative member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in media / production legal, preferably animation.
  • Strong academic credentials, ideally including entertainment and IP law classes.
  • Guyanese Bar admission or New York/California (U.S) Bar Membership preferred .

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree, J.D (for U.S Candidates) or equivalent
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admission to Guyanese, New York or California State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered Part Time In-House or External Counsel

Proficiency:

Software experience

  • Word, Excel and MS Suite
  • Keynote or PowerPoint
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat

 

Location:

 

This role is ‘currently’ working remotely. Our team is spread across different localities.

When you apply, please submit your resume and link to your portfolio demonstrating your skill/experience.

For More Information About Our Company, Visit https://animateguyana.com

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to info.animatology@gmail.com.