• Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto,
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/30/2018 4:18 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you an experienced entertainment lawyer that is able to navigate risk while advancing the business’ strategic objectives?


    Do you thrive in an environment where you can think critically and provide meaningful insights to drive performance and change?


    Imagine having the opportunity to be one of the key lawyers that supports the worldwide distribution for some of the world’s most iconic brands! Then it's time to join us as our Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Distribution.


    Who We Are

    Home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi and more, DHX Media’s mission is to entertain and engage families worldwide. As a leading kids’ content and brands company recognized globally, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content with more than 13,000 half-hours. DHX Media licenses its content to broadcast and streaming platforms internationally, and its global team of licensing professionals bring fan-favourite series to life through toys, consumer products and live events – building brands that captivate fans of all ages. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.


    DHX’s digital YouTube network, WildBrain, is one of the largest of its kind, with the team managing and creating preschool and children’s entertainment content for global streaming platforms across 600+ kids’ brands in up to 22 languages. 




    What You’ll Do:


    • As a key member of the legal and business affairs team, you will negotiate and draft international sales agreements with major broadcasters and global streamers.
    • Oversee the business affairs team responsible for managing and executing content distribution sales agreements.
    • Provide on-going, proactive legal and business advice concerning all aspects of international content distribution.
    • Negotiate and draft distribution agreements for acquisition of third party productions.
    • Assist with structuring, negotiating and drafting co-production agreements, including CRTC co-ventures and treaty co-productions, and advising on tax credit eligibility, as it pertains to distribution operations.
    • Seek new ways to create efficiencies in the legal and business affairs team.
    • Liaise with other DHX divisions to maximize content distribution opportunities.


    What You Bring:


    • A minimum of five years experience practising entertainment law.
    • At least two years experience negotiating and drafting international content distribution sales agreements.
    • A broad understanding of content production and television and digital distribution.
    • Proven business and legal judgement.
    • Excellent drafting, analytical, time management and organizational skills to consistently deliver high quality, reliable work while meeting tight timelines.
    • Curiosity and a desire to take on new and exciting challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.
    • Team player who is responsible, accountable and willing to work cross-functionally.


    If this role sounds interesting to you, please apply by clicking on the blue box at the top of this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest but due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    DHX Media is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process and encourage applicants to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.



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