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Business Affairs and Legal Executive

Fremantle Australia, part of the Fremantle worldwide group is one of Australia’s largest independent producers of iconic Australian television including Australia’s Got Talent, Grand Designs, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Neighbours, Wentworth and Farmer Wants a Wife is delighted to invite applications for a commercial lawyer to join its Business Affairs and Legal Team in Sydney as we embark on a busy 2022. 



  • Based in Sydney at our St Leonard’s Office in accordance with our COVID-19 return to office plan. 
  • Requirements. Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident or otherwise entitled to reside and work in Australia permanently.
  • Must be admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia, or another state or territory of Australia. 
  • Growth position providing legal advice and services under the direction of and reporting/supporting the Director of Business Affairs and Legal




  • Dealing with all transactional legal matters arising out of an FM Australia production (from development to distribution) covering TV Drama and Light Entertainment and Podcasts;
  • Negotiation and preparing rights acquisition and option agreements for concepts, formats and pre-existing properties (such as concepts or books);
  • Providing legal advice when required on matters including insurance, property, litigation, employment and related matters in the conduct of the company.




  • 3-4 years post admission experience.
  • commercial legal experience, preferably in private practice.
  • Some knowledge of or experience in television financing and production, particularly television drama would be highly regarded.
  • Developed drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Well-developed technical legal skills.  Working knowledge and practical experience in some or all the following: Corporations Law, Copyright Law, Employment and Industrial Law, Insurance, Contract, Defamation, Privacy, Breach of Confidence, Australian Consumer Law    
  • Pro-active communicator, and the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple matters;
  • Well developed interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and projects and provide timely, high quality legal advice
  • Team player; strong commitment to client service
  • Commercial perspective and a commitment to ethical practices.
  • Ability to identify problems and provide effective, commercial solutions.

Please email your application including a CV and a cover letter to the following address:

Company website:

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 27th October 2021.

References will be required.


Salary commensurate with experience and industry standard.


Applicants who don’t meet all the above criteria but feel like they have the skills and ability to perform the job requirements to a high standard are encouraged to apply.



We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of our broader community. We strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, and members of the LGBTQI+ community.

Date:  Oct 12, 2021

St Leonards, NSW, AU, 2065

Job Segment: Law, TV, Legal, Creative

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