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Film, TV, & Corporate

Assistant, Legal

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Film, TV, & Corporate
Skydance Media is seeking a driven, detail-oriented Legal Assistant. This individual will support the Business & Legal Affairs team. This role will provide full range of administrative support including analyzing contracts, maintaining our contract filing system, tracking document status from drafting to execution to expiration, and preparing documents for signature. A high level of personal integrity, discretion, and professionalism in dealing with senior professionals inside and outside the company is essential.  This role works directly with the Director, Contracts Administration and Counsel, Features Business & Legal Affairs.
The ideal candidate has experience providing legal administrative support in the entertainment industry, is highly detail-oriented, and has an enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, collegial, and growing environment. #Media


  • Monitor, coordinate, and disseminate timely and confidential correspondence and information
  • Assist in preparing work product, including drafting agreements, contract tracking and presentations
  • Track and update status of projects in various databases
  • Research backup for accurate payment of development invoices; including prepping payments
  • Help contract administrator process a high volume of invoices
  • Assist in tracking deliverables, options, credit drafts, etc.
  • Create summaries of projects and executed agreements for internal purposes
  • Compose and generate letters and memos; proofread and edit documents prepared by supervisor
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to collaborate with staff, internal and external contacts (including production staff, outside vendors and partner company representatives) and senior management
  • Provide backup assistance to all Business and Legal Affairs executives
  • Provide administrative support to Director, Contracts Administration and Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs
  • Additional special projects, as needed
  • Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience as a legal assistant, preferably in the entertainment industry or at a law firm
  • Basic understanding of industry guilds and unions, a plus
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook and Word
  • Professional and highly discreet with maintenance of absolute confidentiality
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), including diplomatic and professional handling of telephone and email communications; superior grammar, editing, and proofing skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive, resourceful, flexible, and responsible
  • Extremely well organized and attentive to detail
  • Must be able to work well within a busy, fast-paced team
  • The hourly rate range for this non-exempt position in Los Angeles is $20.00 – $21.64.  The rate offered may vary based on the candidate’s location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors.  The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including bonus, benefits, etc. 
    We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements as written in the job description.

    #Media #LI-hybrid

    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.
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