Assistant Chief Counsel

TWDC Los Angeles, CA

About the Job

Job Summary:

Searchlight Pictures

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


Leads all or aspects of the theatrical legal function. The legal function protects the ordinary and special activities associated with theatrical development, production, post-production, release, distribution and sales. Provides specialized legal advice and consultation to protect the company when formulating policies, practices and agreements with film production and post-production companies and the film studio. Ensures regulatory compliance. Drafts and/or reviews binding agreements and contracts. Manages the delivery of legal services and support for client departments. Reviews and guides the work of legal and legal support staff. Serves as a key resource on major issues. SCOPE: Accountable for the management of all, or a discrete portion, of a function. Typically is the second or third level position with shared accountability for the function. Or is the top position at the Vice President level with full accountability for the function. ROLE IN STRATEGY / PLANNING: Executes and/or adjusts the approved strategies of the function. Sets, approves and adjusts some policies and operating procedures. Develops annual plans. Obtains and allocates resources to achieve strategic and operating goals. NEGOTIATIONS / INTERACTIONS: Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of plans and strategies impacting area of accountability. Interacts with major decision makers to convince and influence business decisions. Builds and enhances high level internal and external relationships. ASSIGNMENT OF WORK: Directs subordinate directors accountable for achieving outcomes for the function. Ensures that direct reports have appropriate resources to achieve defined objectives. OVERSIGHT RECEIVED: Work is reviewed from a mid-term perspective against the function's goals. EXPERIENCE: Is a proven leader in setting direction for, and achieving objectives of, a function.

About Searchlight Pictures:

Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and the films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Studios.

This position is with Searchlight Pictures , which is part of a business segment we call Searchlight Pictures .

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.