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Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 200 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries & feature films across a wide variety of genres & languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause & resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
 
Our international efforts continue to grow & Netflix is excited to bring even more of our Non-Fiction Original series programming to our viewers in Europe & around the globe.
 
THE OPPORTUNITY
 
Netflix seeks an experienced & intellectually curious business & legal affairs executive to join its London office as a Counsel on the Non Fiction Series team -- the team behind series such as Too Hot to Handle, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, The Circle, Don't F*** With Cats, Travels with my Father,  Death to 2020 & the upcoming David Beckham documentary.   The successful candidate will provide business & legal affairs services related primarily to the acquisition, development, & production of Netflix's original documentary series, including our ground-breaking natural history content such as Our Planet & also related to unscripted series and/or comedy specials and/or co-productions in the UK.  This executive will interface directly with third-party production companies & be involved in all facets of multiple third-party productions.  The Counsel will report into the Director, Business & Legal Affairs, Non-Fiction Series for the UK & will also work closely with the US-based team. 
 
CANDIDATE PROFILE
 
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 8 years of development & production experience in documentary programming and/or factual television, with direct experience negotiating & drafting all forms of agreements, including commissioning agreements, talent agreements, access agreements & production related contracts.  The successful candidate should also be extremely comfortable dealing directly with productions, as well as communicating across multiple departments within the company situated around the globe (including but not limited to operations, post-production, production finance, marketing, PR, etc.). 
 
The Counsel would focus their time negotiating or assisting with the negotiation of commercial terms for projects, negotiating & drafting the related legal agreements, & overseeing production-legal & clearance issues (with the support of internal resources).  The ideal candidate will have a strong legal & business negotiating/drafting background; a broad understanding of both television distribution (including digital distribution) & the evolving industry as a whole; & knowledge of substantive areas of the law relevant to non-fiction series, such as defamation, fair use, copyright & privacy rights & should also be familiar with journalistic standards & practices. Engagement with the Netflix culture is a must. 
 
 
 
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