Directors Guild of America

Directors Guild of America

Signatories Coordinator

Based in Los Angeles, CA


Who We Are
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 19,000 members. The DGA helps empower directorial teams to protect and enhance their legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful, successful careers. DGA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members’ work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.

What You’ll Do
The Signatories Coordinator assist with the overseeing process of obtaining financial assurances to secure DGA members’ economic rights, including security interests, assumption agreements, guarantees, and deposits. This individual will work closely with the Executive in Charge of Signatories and Signatories Manager to optimize processes and identify areas of improvement.

Essential duties & responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and summarizing chain of title documents and other production-related agreements such as financing agreements, distribution agreements, and director agreements.
  • Independently drafting customary financial assurances forms.
  • Regularly corresponding with producers, attorneys and members regarding the signatory process, clearly and accurately articulating guild policies.
  • Keeping internal database updated with the most current project information for interdepartmental use.
  • Timely filing documents with US Copyright Office and Secretaries of State.
  • Researching entertainment financing and corporate structure.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need
We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of legal experience.
  • Experience reading and interpreting contracts, reviewing chain of title, and/or performing lien searches.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD degree
  • Previous union or entertainment industry experience

What You’ll Get
We are a great place to work because we offer:

  • The pay range for this position is between $52,000 - $ 55,000 annually
  • Company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and low-cost premium for dependents.
  • Pension
  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance

The DGA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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