Entertainment Attorney Job Description

[Insert company name here] is an established and successful law firm specializing in [insert key areas of focus here]

We’re looking for an Entertainment Attorney to work on behalf of their clients, securing talent releases, advise their clients on jobs and contracts, and negotiate fee arrangements.


Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Help their clients to understand legal agreements, ensuring that the terms are in their clients’ best interests. They work with Recording Groups, Record Producers, Songwriters,
  • Music Publishers, Record Label Executives, Music Producers, and Composers.
  • They negotiate recording, merchandising, touring and publishing contracts, as well as
  • Producer agreements.
  • Providing service to the entertainment sector and dealing with the areas of entertainment law that may overlap with intellectual property law forms an essential part of his/her duty.
  • The attorney may work in the different areas of entertainment field such as film, music, television, radio, theater, multimedia, publishing, visual arts and design, and defamation.
  • Managing all aspects of legal clearances for live-action entertainment releases as well as advising marketing and creative personnel.
  • May negotiate licensing of music, talent and contract terms and may oversee trademark and title clearance requests from the brand through corporate legal.
  • Reviews and administers promotion and distribution agreements to ensure legal compliance with their terms.
  • Reviews and approves DVD bonus materials which may include music, talent, third party rights issues, VHS and DVD wraps, labels, rebates, publicity copy of TV spots and trailers.
  • Play the role of mediators for bands and managers
  • Work with the corporate side of entertainment transactions, including motion picture studios, television networks, film and television distribution companies, and Internet and digital media companies.


About you

  • The attorney must be a holder of a J.D. degree with a license to practice law in the particular State Bar.
  • Knowledge of securities, employment, immigration, insurance, and intellectual property laws becomes a necessity to succeed.
  • Sometimes attorneys have to go to court to litigate on behalf of their client and hence a knowledge of multiple levels of representation from copyright to royalties is required.
  • Must have an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
  • Must have [insert number] years of experience in entertainment law to help draft content and develop online legal products, tools, and solutions for attorneys.


What you’ll get in return

The firm offers a generous benefits package along with compensation based on experience level and client orientation.

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Medical insurance plan
  • Dental insurance plan
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Contribution to life insurance plan
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Parking reimbursement
    Social, charity, and wellness events


To apply for the role or have a confidential discussion, contact us on [insert recruiter email address] or [insert recruiter phone number]