Legal Affairs Councel

Position Summary:

You will advise our operations on contracts and other legal matters, based in Mississauga and reporting to the Director & Secretary of Creative Lighthouse Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound legal advice and judgment for our projects, joint ventures, and agreements with clients and partners in North America and throughout the world.
  • Prepare contracts and other legal documentation.
  • Participate in negotiations with clients, and partners.
  • Build effective internal and external relationships using a collegial and consultative approach.
  • General corporate and commercial transactions, technology licensing and employment matters.
  • Co-development, co-production and co-venture partnerships with broadcasters and creative partners in Canada and other countries.
  • Production financing agreements, including with Broadcasters, the CMF and other funding agencies, distributors, financiers, and other investors.
  • The option & acquisition of underlying rights in target properties.
  • The engagement of writers, producers, voice actors and directors for our projects.
  • Corporate contracts, including lease agreements, management contracts, bank agreements, and marketing-related contracts.
  • Provide guidance on production agreements, including WGC and ACTRA contracts, standard crew contracts, and contracts with music composers and post-production houses.
  • Manage trademark registrations, copyrights and rights tracking.
  • Provide consultation and support on key issues for tax credits, funding, and CRTC certification.
  • Build strong working relationships with broadcasters, government agencies, clients, banks, and the creative community.
  • Attend industry events when appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).
  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Three to five years of experience gained as a corporate / commercial lawyer in a law firm or corporation.
  • IP and Technology experience required.
  • The ideal candidate shall have at least two years of litigation experience in Corporate Law.

Competencies:

  • Client-focused
  • Consultative
  • Relationship builder
  • Collaborator
  • Creative problem solver
  • Negotiator
  • Entrepreneurial

 

We are committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.


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