Film, TV & Theatre

Our film, television and theatre department advises not just on all aspects of the traditional business models and related rights clearance/acquisition, financing and exploitation, but is also able to draw on Russells’ expertise in other media sectors to give clients a broad scope of advice in an age when the worlds of traditional models and the internet, digital telecommunications and ancillary exploitation channels become more entwined.

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