• Business and Legal Affairs, Counsel – Animation Production

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2018 4:54 PM)
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  • Overview



    Are you an experienced Business and Legal Affairs counsel who is well versed in supporting the Canadian television industry?

    Are you a lawyer that enjoys negotiating and drafting production service and licensing agreements?

    Are you a leader who thrives on collaborating and partnering with people across a variety of groups and disciplines?


    Imagine having the opportunity to work for a world-class animation company delivering the best content to children around the world!


    You will play a critical role in the overall legal and business support for DHX animation productions in Vancouver and Halifax. As the Business and Legal Affairs, Counsel, you will influence and contribute to how we execute on our strategic priorities and deliver the best animated content to the world!


    Does reading this get you excited?  Then it's time to join us!


    The role


    The Business and Legal Affairs, Counsel, based in Vancouver, will drive all legal and business support in animation production in Vancouver and Halifax in several ways:

    • Negotiating and drafting: Structuring, negotiating and drafting rights acquisition, development, production service, Canadian content, and co-production agreements including CRTC co-ventures and treaty co-productions and advising on tax credit eligibility;
    • Clearances: Providing legal clearance services on our animation productions;
    • Financing: Assisting with interim financing transactions;
    • Collaborating with legal colleagues: Effectively communicating and working with lawyers and business affairs colleagues as part of a global DHX team
    • Collaborating with cross functional teams: Providing on-going legal and business affairs advice to various stakeholders in the company; partnering with studio executives on client management, bid strategy and on-going high level of service delivery


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You possess J.D./LL.B. and 5 years of legal experience in the entertainment industry
    • You are a maven when it comes to negotiating acquisition agreements with global media and broadcast companies and digital media platforms;
    • You are a master of juggling multiple priorities
    • You have a broad understanding of production, distribution, digital rights and policies affecting the regulatory regime of the Canadian television and interactive media industries;
    • You thrive on variety – no two days will be the same
    • You are passionate about a Studio environment and are willing to go the extra mile duringan exciting, fast paced time.
    • You can create a path for yourself in ambiguous situations, and you tackle big questions by applying structured yet creative thinking and analysis.
    • You have a collaborative spirit. You’re willing to work on a wide range of projects in support of the collective success, and you’re not one to say, “that’s not my job.”
    • You work well within a team - both across the studio and across the company – DHX is a dynamic organization and effectively communicating will be a key to success
    • You can roll-up your sleeves and learn the details – it’s necessary to have a fulsome understanding in order to make the right strategic decisions and set the top priorities


    You’re sold, aren't you? Now it's time to sell us! 


    We just recently welcomed Snoopy and Charlie Brown to our family and we would love to welcome you!




    DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


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