Media and entertainment

Few sectors are developing and innovating as quickly as media and entertainment so industry-specific experience can add real value to your business. Our specialist lawyers are based in London and Bristol, both global centres of excellence in the creative industries, and produce top quality work for clients covering everything from traditional print and graphic design, through world-class TV and film production, to cutting edge digital services.

Our team is led by the southwest’s two leading specialist practitioners in this sector and many of us have been "industry insiders" so we can bring a focussed and valuable perspective to bear on our client’s specific needs.

We work with a wide variety of businesses: start-ups founded with nothing more than a laptop and a vision, international plc’s with circulation figures to match, and everything in between. Whatever your size and specialism, we can help you deal with the constantly changing technological and commercial environment in which you’re trading.

We can advise on:

  • TV and film production
  • finance
  • insurance
  • digital design
  • advertising regulation and compliance
  • rights clearance and exploitation
  • content distribution
  • programme formats
  • delivery platforms
  • technology licences
  • registering and enforcing intellectual property rights

Some examples of our work:

Negotiating satellite broadcast agreements for major sporting events, including territorial and platform-based rights carve-outs, and a ratcheting pay-per-view revenue split

Advising the creators of novel gameshow and children’s TV shows on financing, protect and commercialising their formats

International syndication and publishing agreements for e.g. a magazine publishing house and a world-renowned crossword compiler

Reviewing terms and conditions of business for a developer of smartphone apps, and advising on how best to use intellectual property rights to protect their offering

Recording, production and distribution agreements for a charity CD single recorded in aid of injured troops

Graeme Fearon
Partner
Bristol
0117 930 9557
07717 573479
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