Admitted to the California Bar and Qualified in England and Wales, I worked in the Los Angeles area for 20 years in-house at companies including Warner Bros. where I was Head of Business Affairs for International Television Production.
I also worked at top entertainment firms where I represented major studios, producers, record labels and publishing companies in all aspects of the entertainment business and general corporate and commercial transactions, and top-level talent.
After moving back to the UK in 2008 I was Managing Director of West End theatre production company Act Productions, which co-produced hits such as Legally Blonde the Musical, Enron, Yes, Prime Minister and Flare Path during my tenure, and where I acquired worldwide rights in major properties for all media, and introduced innovative and highly successful financial and contractual structures.
Thereafter I established business affairs consulting and producing company St. George Entertainment Ltd. advising clients from media conglomerates to independent producers. In L.A. I served two terms as Managing Director of BAFTA LA and as Chairman of the Britannia Awards, and remain an enthusiastic BAFTA member. I am also a member of the Institute of Directors, the League of Independent Producers, and The Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Brands & Intellectual Property
At Lewis Silkin I offer clients proactive and solution-orientated advice in a full range of entertainment and media matters including film, television, theatre, music, digital, intellectual property, finance, and general business, commercial and corporate matters.
Media & Entertainment
With top-level in-house and extensive commercial and executive experience I have the perspective to guide and offer balanced advice and services to clients in all areas of the media and entertainment industries. As a lawyer qualified to practice in the US and the UK I can offer seamless legal services for transnational matters and assurance to clients in both jurisdictions doing business across the Atlantic.