Film, Theatre & TV


Our Film, TV and Theatre department advises a range of clients within the industry from established actors and actresses, TV personalities, directors and producers to those just starting out in their careers. We also provide a full legal service for production companies, theatres, promoters and rightsholder clients.

Talent

We represent pre-eminent actors and actresses, TV personalities, directors and producers on an array of commercial and personal matters, including commercial contracts, endorsement deals, privacy and publicity issues. We also offer a full range of private client services which ensures complete discretion and “joined-up” thinking.  These include: Private Wealth, Family Law, Employment and Real Estate.

Industry

We advise Film, TV and Theatre industry businesses and organisations, not only on all aspects of the traditional business models and related rights clearance/acquisition, financing and exploitation, but we provide a complete legal service, including Commercial, Corporate, Digital & Technology, Employment and Dispute Resolution practices. We have a deep understanding of creative individuals and the industries that support them and we are renowned for our creative deal-making, skilled negotiation, commercial and pragmatic approach.

We advise our clients on:

  • The structuring and implementation of development and full production finance and alternative investment arrangements
  • The development, protection and exploitation of formats, scripts, screenplays and other underlying rights
  • The acquisition, licensing and disposal of underlying rights
  • Co-production and similar joint venture arrangements
  • All production and post-production contracts
  • All aspects of sale, distribution, licensing and disposal including ancillary rights
  • The clearance of music (both pre-existing and specifically commissioned) within productions.

 

Please contact Chris Gossage and Sebastian Davey on 020 7439 8692 to find out how we can help you navigate the film & TV landscape.