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Whether you are a borrower, lender, equity financier, major brand or another party interested in the financing arrangements for a media asset, the issues that arise can be complex. We will assist you with our detailed understanding of copyright and industry practices in international licensing and our knowledge of how best to secure a media asset.

As budgets in film and television increase the need to source finance from more than one financier grows, so these transactions involve multiple financiers with competing interests. We will help you get the right deal done, using our team’s depth, knowledge and practical experience to deliver an astute and effective service.

We act for a range of content producers, distributors, sales agents and financiers both in Europe and in the US. We advise in relation to finance, production and licensing in all media. Our work covers complex financing and co-production arrangements for film, television and other media content in a variety of structures, ranging from single project financing and slate financing to the establishment of joint ventures for the production and distribution of content IP.

Our work covers official co-productions, production subsidies and incentive schemes, distribution deals and debt and equity finance. We have been involved in ground breaking brand-funded content projects.


Notable deals / highlights

  • Acted for a major US independent on the financing and distribution arrangements for a large feature film project.

  • Advised the producers for a feature documentary regarding Bobby Moore in relation to their fund raising initiatives.

  • Advised a UK distribution company on a co-financing arrangement in relation to the cost of acquiring rights.

  • Acted for senior debt finance providers on the financing and re-financing of single picture projects; including "The Kings Speech", "Madame Bovary", "Better Living through Chemistry", "All is by my side", "Maria Mundi and the Midas box"

  • Advised on production and financing arrangements on a slate of high budget feature films being produced by a major US studio.

  • Advised Working Title on a range of production related issues including the film "Legend"

  • Advised BBC Worldwide on financing arrangements for TV series including "Death in Paradise"

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