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Film and Television

We offer legal and business advice on all aspects of the production, financing and distribution of films and television programs. We negotiate the deals, draft the agreements and provide practical, commercial advice. We aim to be of service across the whole spectrum from individual artists, producers, distributors to production companies. It is advisable to retain our services at an early stage so we can help structure the deals from inception to completion.


It is vital that rights are properly acquired and protected at the early stage of any film or TV project. The structure must work and contracts need to be put in place.

We provide practical and cost-effective advice on:

  • Copyright
  • Options and rights acquisition agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • “Life story” agreements
  • Company formation/ Business structuring
Our services in this area include:

  • Structuring independently-financed films
  • Co-production agreements
  • Multi party financing agreements
  • Distributing agreements

Film Production

Advising on film production requires a diverse range of skills and aptitudes. We have a wealth of knowledge in this area, which includes advice and preparation of:

  • Production agreements
  • Producer and Director agreements
  • Cast and crew agreements
  • Location agreements
  • Music clearance

TV Production

Our service includes all aspects of production and financing: From the development of formats through to the distribution of completed programmes.

Areas covered include: -

  • Television format deals
  • Advice on co-production and finance
  • Rights acquisition
  • Licensing and merchandising
  • Clearance and content issues (privacy & defamation)
  • Talent deals
  • Music for television


We look after distributors, sales agents and producers and advise on all aspects of distribution on traditional and emerging platforms.

Our expertise in this area includes: -

  • Sales agency and Distribution agreements
  • Licensing and Merchandising agreements
  • Library and catalogue sales
  • Digital distribution