Film & TV

We are the leading firm in Northern Ireland in the field of Film & TV law. Our team has many years experience in advising funders and producers on all types of film, television and digital media financing, production, distribution and exploitation. We also deal with music and music publishing arrangements and stage productions.

We combine a high level of experience in this specialist and complex area with a pragmatic problem solving approach. Partners Damian McParland and Abbie Long are the leading practitioners in this area in Northern Ireland.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Major HBO TV Series Game of Thrones
  • Disney’s children’s television series North Star
  • X Box Studios/Microsoft feature film Halo
  • Feature Documentaries for ESPN, CNN, BBC and PBS
  • Award winning children’s animated series “Puffin Rock”

 

The team is top ranked in the area of Media and Entertainment in Northern Ireland by legal directory Chambers UK who commend the team for providing 'a friendly and efficient service, and a sense that they're invested in the work.'

Marketplace observers praise Department Head, Damian McParland for providing 'succinct and solid commercial advice with complete clarity' (Chambers 2017) whilst Partner Abbie Long is described as 'extremely diligent with a great eye for important details and an excellent client manner.' (Chambers 2017)

 

Key areas:

Rights Acquisition and Licencing Development Finance
Production Agreements Production Finance
Sales and Distribution Arrangements Copyright Law