Director, Legal & Business Affairs

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

About the Role

Duties: In this varied role you will get exposure to a diverse range of legal work and will be intrinsically involved in the handling of all of the day-to-day legal and business affairs requirements of the Thrill One Group (the “Group”) across all departments and business units including:

Contract drafting and negotiation:

Drafting and negotiating sponsorship and commercial partnership agreements involving the Group’s live event, touring, digital and media assets;
Drafting and negotiating contracts and commercial agreements across all areas of the Group’s global business including but not limited to venue contracts, athlete, talent and performer contracts, crew contracts, endorsement contracts, local promoter partner contracts, franchise agreements, contracts with PR and marketing agencies and ticketing agent contracts;
Supporting the Group’s Business Development Team in their revenue generating efforts including drafting and negotiating funding agreements with host city government agencies, agreements with public sector tourism and major event bodies, partnership agreements with Rallycross Racetracks and other third-party partners/promoters;
Drafting employment agreements for new hires, assisting in the formation and drafting of employment policies and assisting with compliance with all relevant labor law, all as assisted by outside counsel to the extent necessary;
Drafting and negotiating consumer products licensing, agency and joint venture agreements;
Media:

Drafting and negotiating content licenses, production contracts, music sync licenses, location agreements, talent releases, appearance and performance waivers;
Drafting and negotiating production finance and rights agreements, including development agreements, acquisition agreements, program license agreements and distribution agreements;
Providing production legal advice, including dealing with any rights and clearance issues that arise from time to time;

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About the Company

Thrill One is a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle. The Parent company of Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) and Thrill One Media (producers of “Ridiculousness”), Thrill One is dedicated to creating mind-blowing action sports events and original content throughout the world, fueled by the most daring athletes, talent and brands in thrill-based entertainment. Thrill One also boasts the largest aggregate social audiences in action sports, with over 40 million followers across its multiple brand pages and channels. Each year, Thrill One produces over 50 industry leading live events across all continents to record breaking audiences and drives 50% of MTV's gross ratings. This role provides a chance to be a crucial member of this exciting growth company. More information on Thrill One can be found here: https://thrillone.com/