TV & Film
We support all the stakeholders in this content creation sector transitioning from the perception of a “traditional” media to a digitally supported production and exploitation environment.
We have a team of highly experienced film and TV practitioners who have held senior legal and commercial positions in, for example, major film finance and distribution companies, leading broadcaster groups and digital content owners. The combined experience gives the team a unique insight to assist our clients to understand the legal and commercial imperatives for producers, financiers and distributors of all types of film and TV content.
Our areas of specialisation include legal and commercial advice on the following areas:
- advising financing clients making collateralized debt lending and equity investment into feature film projects, television programmes and online content
- advising production clients in the production and financing of film and TV content including the fullest range of drafting and negotiating production agreements, finance and security agreements, clearance of rights in support of insurance policies, sales and distribution agreements and collection arrangements
- advising clients on intellectual property rights ownership and protection
- advising content creators on funding structures, new and emerging funding structures and the exploitation of the products of their endeavours
Lewis Silkin oversees construction contracts and construction aspects of major new UK film studio18 July 2022
Shinfield Studios development set to bring Hollywood to the Thames Valley.
Jeremy Summers writes for C21 Media: 2018 Global Distribution Trends Report - New Era26 September 2018
Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has raised more than $1bn to fund mobile-first distribution start-up NewTV. In an article for C21 Media, Jeremy Summers assesses what this means for the industry?
CDM 2015: Who is the Principal Designer?01 August 2017
By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).