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Big Talk Productions

Senior Legal & Business Affairs Executive

Full-time Staff Position

Central London (some home working could be accommodated)

Big Talk Productions (part of ITV Studios Limited) is one of the UK’s leading television production companies. Over the last twenty years it has enjoyed an exceptional output of outstanding original scripted television comedy and drama with a track record of nurturing talent.

We have an exciting opportunity for another Senior Legal & Business Affairs Executive to join us and invite applications from solicitors with proven post qualification experience in scripted television production (whether from private practice or in-house). Experience in film production would be an advantage.

Reporting to the Head of Legal & Business Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements, including with key contributors (e.g. writers, rights owners, artists, directors, producers) and with co-production partners and broadcasters and financiers across a diverse range of programmes and motion pictures.

With the other Senior & Legal Business Affairs Executive, they will jointly also provide legal support to all levels of the editorial and production teams throughout the creative process, from development, through production to final delivery.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate expertise and sound practical experience in copyright and trade mark law, contract law and intellectual property. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the UK TV sector, relevant collective bargaining agreements and the broadcaster Terms of Trade. A knowledge of the US TV sector and UK data protection legislation and its application would be an advantage.

Candidates must be proactive, reliable and have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to draft and produce clear and concise documentation. A strong attention to detail is essential.

If you have the skills we are seeking we want to hear from you; please visit ITV Jobs and include a covering letter, your CV and your salary expectations within your application.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19 April 2022

We continue to work hard to make meaningful changes to make sure that we  continue to welcome diversity, celebrate individuality and support an inclusive working environment.

Diversity, equality and inclusion are at the heart of our business. Creative, commercial and global thinking knows no boundaries. So, we look for talented people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Passionate about treating everybody fairly and with respect, our jobs are open to all. And we really mean it.

At Big Talk Productions we celebrate individuality. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and if you’ve got a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role, we’ll guarantee you an interview. We’re happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So, we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support.

At Big Talk Productions it’s your talent that matters and we want you to be the best you can be.