Film and Media

The film, media and entertainment industries are experiencing significant change. With change comes challenge and knotty legal problems to work through, but also, great opportunity. Our media lawyers and entertainment lawyers are here to help.

Key contact

Nicolas Groffman

I work with a vast range of businesses across the globe and if you’re looking to take the leap to work internationally, I can provide strategic, cost-effective advice – no matter what time zone they’re in.

Meet the team

Our Experience

We have entertainment lawyers, media lawyers, music lawyers and film lawyers with decades of experience of advising people and businesses involved in the media, film and entertainment businesses. Our experience includes advising on:

  • Ownership and usage rights, and protecting your intellectual property
  • Financing your film or project
  • Commercial advice including drafting and reviewing contracts in relation to locations, supply of goods, and agreements with your team
  • Negotiation with actors, distributors and intermediaries
  • Dispute resolution – settling arguments that can happen at any stage of the production process
  • Tax advice for businesses and individuals
  • Security licenses
  • Health and safety legislation and processes to ensure your project risk is minimised. We have advised on car chases and all sorts of high octane stunts.

 

Our clients

Our entertainment, music, film and media lawyers work for:

  • Film actors (both UK resident and non-resident)
  • Social media influencers
  • Production companies – including on company structure
  • Film producers including some well known Hollywood names
  • Ancillary film support businesses that are based within studio grounds
  • Specialist film security companies who protect sets and individuals including high profile stars
  • Behind camera personnel
  • Film promoters.

The team have recently been described as “brilliant” by a multinational company following their help negotiating with an American TV channel and production company who were investing in a home fit-out programme.

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Hear what our clients say about us

HCR has become our go-to law firm for TV and media work. We recently needed a production arrangement with a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. We had issues across the UK and EU; the arrangements are complicated but Nicolas Groffman and Raj Pahuja found ways to simplify the process and then isolate key issues for negotiation. Their technical knowledge and diligence enabled them to discuss practical issues with the television production teams on equal terms, which speeded up the project. They are brilliant.

 

Go-to law firm for TV and media work

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