We deal with both transactional and litigation entertainment matters. The job provides exciting opportunity for growth, allowing for exposure to learn the nuts and bolts of the Film, TV and New Media industries from a legal lens. Past assistants have gone on to become talent agents, managers, executives, and lawyers. The position offers opportunities to attend events such as the Sundance Film Festival and various other film and comedy festivals.
Duties Include: Significant Client Liaison Functions and Direct Dealings with Clients; Answering Phones/Rolling Calls, Maintaining Call Sheets, Maintaining Office Supplies, Scheduling Meetings/Maintaining the Office Calendar, Arranging Travel, Drafting Memos and Correspondence, Proofreading Legal Documents, Reviewing and Revising Documents, Keeping Track of Ongoing Transactional and Litigation Matters, Performing Background Research on Industry & Prospective Clients, Drafting & Editing monthly newsletter; Participating in Firm/Client Meetings, Running Errands, and Performing Various Other Administrative Tasks. Experience in these areas is strongly preferred but not required. Strong work ethic, Good telephone and other interpersonal skills are a must.
Candidates must be excellent multi-taskers, natural self-starters, and great communicators. Ideal candidates will also be extremely organized and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. A Positive attitude is also a must for this role. Ability for advancement to Client Director position. Prior experience with customer service and/or sales positions helpful.
Ideal candidate is either seeking their first entry level position as an assistant in the entertainment industry looking to advance to a job with a talent agency or production company or someone considering entering law school in a year or two and desire real world experience in the field of entertainment law before starting their studies.
Starting pay is $15.50/hour plus overtime (OT rate: $23.25/hour). Average work week is 50 hours.