WFTV 1-2-1 Clinic

WFTV 1-2-1 Clinic: Legal Advice with Emilie Edwards, Clintons

5th November 2020 10:00

Thursday 5 November | 10:00-12:00

Online via Zoom.us | Viewing details will be sent prior to the event

Experienced film and television lawyers Emilie Edwards and Supna Chavda  from Clintons specialist Film & TV team will be available for 1-2-1 consultations across the month of November, these will be carried out via phone or Zoom over two dates.

Emilie EdwardsEmilie Edwards is a Film and TV lawyer at Clintons. She advises clients on the creation, development, financing and exploitation of audio-visual content in both scripted and unscripted film and television across a range of platforms. Emilie works for a range of UK and international production companies, film financiers, rights owners and talent in complex financing and intellectual property rights structures. She is recommended by the Legal 500 (2019) for her expertise in film and television transactions, has co-authored the only evidence by a law firm submitted to and published by the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into ‘Public Service Broadcasting in the age of video on demand’, is regularly invited to speak at the BFI, WFTV and FEST Film Lab and has been published in Lexis PSL, a leading legal publication.

Emilie will be running the first 1-2-1 clinic on Thursday 5 November.

As previous Legal Clinics have focused on the COVID-19 fallout Emilie and Supna are offering focussed advice on development, financing and exploitation:

Development: Do you have a project with a budget of more than £250k that you’ve been able to advance in lockdown and now need reliable legal advice on? How do you obtain and protect the rights? How do you secure the key talent? What are the key terms in collaboration and co-production agreements? If you don’t get this right at an early stage, it can be complex to unpick later on.

Financing: Every project needs investors and financiers. What are the key differences between a loan and investment agreement? What are the key forms of security when investing or accepting investment from third parties?

Exploitation: Finished content is now at a premium. Do you need to consider the evolving exploitation landscape? What are the key differences when negotiating with streamers? How will your marketing and exploitation strategies change in this new environment?

Emilie and Supna are available to help you get these key points right. The aim of the Legal 1-2-1 surgeries are to provide useful pointers, but cannot be a substitute for formal legal advice following proper review and consideration of the facts and any relevant documents and information.

Clintons is a tier 1 media and entertainment firm. The firm’s film and television practice serves both international and UK clients in the sector across all aspects of development, production, finance and exploitation of audio visual content. They are best known for their expertise in complex rights transactions for both buyers and sellers and our ability to lead multi-party financing of audio visual content. More information can be found on their website here.

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