Contract Administrator

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
Skydance Animation is looking for an experienced Contract Administrator to join the Business & Legal Affairs team. The role includes but is not limited to reviewing, drafting, and managing legal agreements for a growing slate of productions. The ideal candidate has experience providing previous support within the entertainment industry and guilds, is highly detail-oriented, and has an enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced and growing environment.


  • Draft, review, administrate all types of production-related contracts, including above-the-line talent, Independent Contractors, Union Daily Hires
  • Track deal terms and update negotiation status on internal tracking systems; upload documents and enter contract terms, ensure integrity of information from inception and negotiation through execution, payments and satisfaction of future obligations
  • Proactively review and evaluate the contractual ​financial​obligations in agreements and deal memos (actors, writers, producers, executive producers, directors, etc.)
  • Work closely with production teams, Casting, Human Resources, Finance & Payroll on issues arising in production, communicate contractual risks and obligations
  • Maintain daily/weekly reports, such as contract status reports, programming and development reports
  • Ensure legal policies and contracts are applied across productions on a consistent basis
  • Administrate guild signatory status for each production
  • Prepare legal correspondence, including termination letters, extensions and amendments
  • Respond to legal inquiries; raise and escalate legal issues as necessary
  • Assist in preparation of restrictions memos for each production
  • Track and prepare reports relating to status of production agreements and other production activities
  • Ad hoc contract administration and/or contract management projects as requested
  • Requirements

  • 3+ years as a Contract Administrator in Entertainment
  • Skilled at drafting and interpreting licensing agreements, co-production, etc.
  • Experience with guild rules and regulations
  • Experience with intellectual property clearances, copyright registration
  • Detail-oriented, with accurate input and proofing skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, and organization skills with ability to interact well with all levels of personnel
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize high-volume work in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proven ability to handle high confidential and sensitive information
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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