Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 208 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 commercials or commitments.
As we scale our original content in Europe, Middle East, & Africa (EMEA), & the UK, our IP team is in search of a Contract Intellectual Property Counsel to advise film & television productions & executives on all matters related to intellectual property issues across the region. These include chain of title research, title clearance, production clearance, IP enforcement, claim defense, & negotiating license agreements as well as defamation, life/personality rights, & legal issues relating to sensitive content. In general, it's easiest to think of our team as managing the strategies for legal risk in what appears on screen in our content. This role will closely collaborate with the creative, business, & legal teams that create Netflix's great content.
The role is a contract position that will primarily support our English language content & will be based in our London office.
As Contract IP Counsel, your intellectual property experience enables you to work across any situation that may be encountered related to a production. You aren't phased by the last-minute surprises that inevitably arise when shooting a film, series, or documentary. You can navigate those situations while allowing your studio colleagues to fulfill their creative & business goals. You understand the dynamics among showrunners, executive producers, line producers, production departments, marketing & creative, & know when & how to align the appropriate teams when an IP issue arises. You have experience evaluating risk with imperfect information & have the confidence to make quick decisions. Your expert eye for detail & exceptional organizational talents means that you are able to improve upon systems to gain efficiency. You are passionate about the entertainment industry & are excited to learn more about the business from a non-traditional perspective. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of entertainment. The successful candidate will love working in an environment where freedom & responsibility are tenets, & passion, innovation, & curiosity are mandates. That candidate will also thrive in an environment that values thoughtful efficiency over process
This contract role will report to the Director - Intellectual Property EMEA based in London. Travel throughout Europe & occasional travel to the US will be required (when it is safe to travel again).