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HBO Content Clearance Administrator

Location Santa Monica, United States
Posted 18-January-2019


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HBO Content Clearance Administrator

United States - California - Santa Monica

Administrative/Clerical, Legal/Business Affairs

Requisition #******BR

Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Film Production and Distribution, Television Program Production and Distribution

Position TypeFull Time
Posting Job Description


This position handles the clearance function for programming produced by HBO Films, Miniseries, Entertainment and Cinemax, and is generally responsible for analyzing television scripts to determine the availability of names, resses and other factual information. In ition, in consultation with the assigned lawyer, this position advises productions on film rights, copyrights and other legal requirements; reviews contracts and researches information; negotiates releases and prepares correspondence; and advises executives and production personnel on clearance and other related issues.


Review scripts and treatments to determine whether names, places, business, etc., are fictitious; confirm facts by checking information sources
Review contracts and other legal documents when obtaining rights from third parties
Prepare releases for use of third party film clips, sound tracks, books, titles, names and similar items
Prepare and issue legal clearance memoranda and other correspondence
Follow up on clearance reports to ensure that necessary changes have been made
Advise lawyers of issues or facts that may result in claims against the company, including film rights, copyrights, use of names, and other items
Liaison with producers, production staff and attorneys regarding changes made in scripts
Visit sets when necessary to support the Art Department, Locations, and Wardrobe
Review rough cuts to ensure necessary changes have been executed
Perform other related duties as assigned
6+ years experience in areas of production, legal, licensing, or script clearance, or other transferable skills
Knowledge of basic entertainment law concepts required; knowledge of copyright, right of privacy, defamation and other laws sufficient to review scripts and determine whether same conform to U.S. laws, preferred
Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to review scripts and draft comprehensive reports highlighting legal issues requiring attorney input
Proficiency with Lexis/Nexis, Dialog, Saegis, US Copyright Office Search function, Copyright/Trademark/Patent Databases, and other data bases and search engines
Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with executives, creative personnel and production at all levels on clearance issues, as well as with third party licensors and suppliers; professional demeanor
Ability to operate with strict confidentiality
Ability to multi-task; highly organized and detail-oriented
Ability to work well under pressure and prioritize assignments; self-motivated
Excellent follow-through; resourceful and creative; problem-solver; good humor
Flexible; ability to work with unpredictable production schedule when necessary

About Us


Americas most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television servicesHBOand Cinemax. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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