Davis Wright Tremaine

Entertainment Transactions Associate - Mid-Level - Los Angeles, New York, or Portland

Los Angeles, CA

Job description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level associate attorney with at least three years of production legal experience to join its film and television production legal services group. The position will focus on entertainment related transactions and development and production legal matters involving top producers of content across all platforms, scripted and unscripted.

Essential Responsibilities: Negotiate and draft film/television/new media agreements covering all facets of development and production including option/purchase agreements, production services agreements, talent agreements (writer, director, actor), license agreements, appearance releases, location agreements, vendor agreements and materials releases.


JD and active member in good standing with the California, New York or Oregon State Bar
At least three years of production legal experience with a major law firm or established entertainment boutique law firm
Production legal experience required
Excellent communication skills and computer literacy
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong work ethic
Able to handle multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
Precise attention to detail
Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Responsive and a problem-solver

We are open to candidates joining our Los Angeles, Portland or New York office.

We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each clients and each lawyers work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager of Lawyer Talent Acquisition, resume, a copy of your law transcript, and a brief writing sample.

We are currently accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.