CBS Corporation Script Administrator, Legal Clearance in Studio City, California

Script Administrator, Legal Clearance

REF#: 31755

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of primetime network programming, with the #1 show on television, "NCIS," the #2 most-watched drama, "NCIS: Los Angeles"; and the #1 new comedy "The Millers." The studio also produces five of the top 10 most watched scripted series. The roster of popular and critically-acclaimed programs also includes the phenomenally successful CSI franchise, "Elementary" starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and Peabody Award winning series "The Good Wife," starring multiple award winner Julianna Margulies; The CW’s hit series "Reign" the daytime talk show "The Talk," and BET’s #1 scripted show "The Game."


The Script Administrator works in the Law Department and advises scripted television productions on a broad range of legal clearance issues in a very fast paced, time sensitive environment. Duties include reviewing production scripts, script research reports and related materials, and advising productions on clearance concerns based on established legal principles and network policy considerations. The legal areas of defamation, privacy and publicity rights, trademark and copyright law are primarily involved. This position also requires managing a high volume of requests to secure permission for the use of proprietary materials (e.g. clip footage, artwork, props and wardrobe) and negotiating related license agreements. The Script Administrator closely interacts with production departments, attorneys in the Law Department, other network departments and outside vendors of goods and services.



The applicant should be a highly motivated, detail oriented individual with outstanding communication and organization skills. The ability to multi-task and work well under extreme time pressure is essential. The applicant should also possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to form strong, positive working relationships with production members, co-workers and other network departments.


Experience spotting and analyzing basic legal issues related to production is a plus.

Scripted production experience is preferred.

Strong computer skills in Word, Outlook and web-based research.


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