Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm with stand-out expertise in the entertainment, media and technology sectors. For more than 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates in these sectors, across all of their legal needs.
Our film and TV lawyers advise clients on the entire lifecycle of a production. During development we help producers to investigate and secure the rights needed to successfully produce their project and can handle complex chain of title issues as well as straight writing commissions and rights options. We also act for publishers, authors and other rights holders, providing commercial as well as legal advice in helping them to exploit film and television rights in a given property.
We take a production counsel role on productions of all sizes. We act for major US studios, such as Universal and DreamWorks Studios (now Amblin Partners), SVOD platforms and independent producers, on their UK productions as well as many of those being shot in Europe. We also advise high profile talent (including actors, presenters, directors and individual producers) in negotiating deals for their involvement in film and TV projects.