Please note that we are open to candidates based in either Toronto or Vancouver.
Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.
Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!
WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.
To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that let imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!
About the Role
We are looking for an entertainment lawyer to join our Business and Legal Affairs Team in Toronto or Vancouver. Reporting to the Vice-President, Business and Legal Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing excellent, proactive, and collaborative business and legal affairs counsel to WildBrain’s content development and production teams.
Our team is responsible for negotiating and drafting the agreements relating to animation and live-action content development, creation, and exploitation, including the following types of agreements: writers, option purchase, co-development and coproduction, talent, broadcast licenses and production services. The team is also responsible for all legal work on our animated and live action productions, intellectual property matters, clearances, arranging for and reporting to Canadian production funds (e.g. CMF) and Telefilm Canada for treaty co-productions, and production financing.
Work alongside our business and legal affairs team to negotiate, draft and advise on a wide variety of content development and production agreements, including rights acquisition, co-development and co-production, production services agreements and key talent agreements
Provide solutions-oriented and timely legal and business affairs advice to development and productions executives on all matters, including evaluation chain of title, clearance matters, guild and union issues, advertising, and promotion
Providing ongoing legal and business affairs advice to various stakeholders in the company; working with studio executives on client management and ongoing high level of service delivery
Providing legal clearance services on our animated and live action productions
Sound knowledge and experience in entertainment law with a focus on content development and production. Experience in animation is considered an asset
J.D or LLB and Law Society of Ontario or British Columbia Membership in good standing
Proven legal and business judgement to make effective decisions and problem-solve
Positive, professional team player who can work independently, reliably, and efficiently
Proactive, creative, and practical; solutions-oriented to complex issues
Excellent drafting, time management and organizational skills to consistently deliver high quality, reliable work while meeting tight timelines
Curiosity and a desire to take on new and exciting challenges in a rapidly evolving environment
What We Offer
Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, and we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!
Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.
We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.
At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.
WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!