Media and entertainment

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Film and TV

The Film & Television Group advises on all the legal and related issues involved in the development, production and exploitation of audiovisual material in all forms, traditional and developing. Our clients include producers, financiers, broadcasters, distributors, exhibitors and merchandising licensors, television format owners and creators. We assist the entertainment world in areas of Development, Financing, Production, Distribution and regular corporate issues.

Our primary focus includes:

  • Acquiring option agreement
  • Engaging writers
  • Negotiating development and first look overhead deals
  • Advising on structuring co-productions
  • Negotiating equity finance
  • Bank financing both pre-sales and debt
  • All talent agreements, including directors, producers, artists and composers
  • Sales agency agreement, distribution deals
  • Advising on shareholder agreements, joint ventures, employee schemes etc in conjunction with our corporate law practitioners

Music and Publishing

Our depth of knowledge enables us to undertake the most sophisticated and complex transactions and disputes. We provide both strategic and commercial advice on all business aspects of our clients’ activities. The experience of the team and cross availing other specialists within the firm in Intellectual Property, entertainment financing, corporate practice etc enables us to render multidisciplinary teams for assistance in this sector.

Our primary focus includes:

  • Copyright issues
  • literary agents’ agreements
  • online publishing criteria
  • commissioning agreements
  • merchandising agreements
  • contract publishing agreements
  • defamation & privacy disputes
  • licensing arrangements
  • illustration commissions
  • data protection & privacy
  • digital distribution agreements
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