Owen Tooth, Filmmaker

Our specialist lawyers advise both individuals and businesses on all legal aspects of television production. We'll help you to protect your interests and manage negotiations at every stage of the TV series lifecycle, from option agreements to distribution deals.

Whether you’re a producer or production company, a rights holder or talent, we can give you the legal advice and support you need.

We’re recognised as a leading Media and Entertainment practice by Legal 500’s independent UK legal rankings. We'll support you through the production process, protect and commercialise your intellectual property, and help negotiate production agreements and deals.

The team specialise in all aspects of TV production. We advise on chain of title documentation, negotiating and drafting production and co-production agreements, talent agreements and commissioning contracts. Working cross-platform, we’re here to support you and your business when you need us.

You’ll always receive clear, pragmatic advice, from lawyers who really understand this unique and dynamic industry. We’ll be your trusted strategic partner and work with you to manage risk and maximise opportunities.

How We Can Help

We advise on:

  • Licensing agreements, including music licensing
  • Option agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Producers’, directors’, writers’, composers’ and talent agreements
  • Commissioning contracts
  • Merchandising agreements.

Learn more about our commercial and employment law expertise.

We also advise on corporate and financing arrangements for both lenders and producers.

Get in touch with our television lawyers today -  call 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

Laura Harper Partner Meet Our Television Lawyers Team

Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022
Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

Recent Work

The World According to Grandpa

Appointed production lawyers for the new Channel 5 Milkshake! and S4C TV programme, supported by the BFI

Actors Agreements

Worked with an independent production company to advise on and draft actors agreements for a new television drama series.

Channel 5 drama

Advised on co-production and commissioning of a new programme

Subscription video on demand (SVOD)

Advised on and negotiated an agreement for the development and licensing of a new SVOD TV platform

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

"The analysis of the issues was really top. They are exceptionally thorough and helped us to make the proper decisions and lay out strategy."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“They really care about getting a good result for their clients.”

Legal 500, 2022

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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