Legal Counsel, APAC

Sony Pictures Entertainment

About the job

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.

Our Motion Picture Group’s vast film library includes more than 3,500 titles, including 12 Best Picture Academy Award® winners. The studio has produced and financed some of the industry’s most notable franchises including Spider-Man, Jumanji, Bad Boys, Peter Rabbit, Men In Black, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters and Venom.

About the Role

SPE is looking to hire a talented, enthusiastic, motivated and thoughtful theatrical, television and digital rights lawyer to join our strong and growing APAC (Asia Pacific) legal team, which maintains high standards and encourages innovation and professional growth. This new legal team member will report to Sony Pictures’ Vice President, Legal Affairs for APAC, who is based in Singapore.

The role is suited to someone with approximately 3+ years’ relevant experience and will focus on the licensing of the Motion Picture Group’s films and Sony Pictures Television’s TV series to television channels, SVOD and other digital platforms across the region. It will also present an opportunity to work across other lines of business and disciplines, including theatrical distribution, direct to consumer businesses, home entertainment, corporate transactions, dispute resolution and regulatory matters.

As an integral part of Sony Pictures’ APAC business, this is an exciting opportunity to work with clients across the region, and would suit applicants with an international outlook, who have either relevant in-house experience, or are looking to make the first move from private practice.


·Experience of drafting and negotiating TV and digital rights licences and/or.

·Experience of supporting theatrical distribution, home entertainment or corporate transactions within entertainment companies.

·A solid understanding of intellectual property law and contract law.

·Self-starter with a proactive and positive attitude to their work that takes ownership of tasks and can work independently as well as with other employees.

·Ability and willingness to continue to learn new law and industry practices.

Who we’re looking for:

·Excellent legal analysis, drafting, negotiation and organizational skills.

·Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to win the confidence of clients and management, and the flexibility to respond appropriately to a wide variety of clients across multiple territories in a fast-paced international business.

·Ability to work calmly and thoughtfully under pressure.

·A collaborative team player with a wish to learn and support others.

·Enthusiasm for the media industry!

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures and to ensuring that no worker or potential worker will receive less favourable treatment due to any characteristic protected under applicable local laws.

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