We’re now firmly in the ‘golden age of television’, the sector shares similar budgets, production values and revenues to the film industry. The UK is a powerhouse of creativity, producing programmes with global appeal.
Having been closely involved with the television industry for over 25 years, we understand the television industry inside and out. We aren’t just lawyers to our clients; we are strategists and business advisors. Our work has been instrumental in the introduction of tax credit for high-end drama, which made the UK a focus for both domestic and international drama, brought about bigger budgets and more ambitious projects.
With the largest team of dedicated television lawyers in the UK, our expertise enables us to be involved from a project’s conception, right through to its development, financing, production and, ultimately, its distribution. We act for many of the leading UK production companies, US networks, pay and basic broadcasters producing in the UK and around Europe. We are passionate about the industry, and work with our clients to devise creative legal solutions to enable them to maximise the opportunities that new technologies, platforms and devices bring to the sector.
Our finance lawyers represent a number of banks and funds active in the television sector on project, slate and corporate facilities. Working closely with our colleagues in the corporate team, we have been involved in a large proportion of the mergers and acquisitions in the production sector, as well as the formation and sourcing of investment for new production entities.
Our TV practice is recognised as a market leader by Legal 500 and Chambers, so, whether you are producing, co-producing, commissioning, financing or distributing television programmes, or buying, selling or seeking investment for a production company, we have the legal knowledge and unparalleled experience to help you.