Mon, 19 Apr | Online Meeting, via Zoom and Phone

1-2-1 Clinic: Legal Advice with Tara Smith, Clintons

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1-2-1 Clinic: Legal Advice with Tara Smith, Clintons

Time & Location

19 Apr, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Online Meeting, via Zoom and Phone

About the Event

Film and television lawyer Tara Smith from Clintons’ specialist Film & TV team will be available for 1-2-1 legal consultations on Monday 19 April. These will be carried out via Zoom, or phone upon request.

Tara is an Associate in Clintons’ Film and TV Team. She advises production companies, financiers and film and television businesses on the development, production, financing and sales/exploitation of films, television, and other audio-visual content.

Prior to joining Clintons, she worked for a top five law firm in Ireland specialising in film, television, animation and documentary financing and production. In November 2020, Tara was awarded the Diploma in Arts, Entertainment and Media Law from The Law Society of Ireland. Tara dual qualified in 2017 as a Solicitor in Ireland and in England and Wales.

These Legal Clinics will offer 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?

Tara is available to help you get these key points right. The aim of the Legal 1-2-1 surgeries is 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 serve 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.

Upon securing your slot via, please email the following information ASAP to: scarlet@wftv.org.uk

Email format is preferable (not pdf). Put ‘WFTV 1-2-1 Clinic: Tara Smith’ in the email subject line.

Write a few sentences about:

1. The particular issue you want to discuss 

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How will the online event work?

1-2-1 consultations will take place via Zoom meeting, or phone upon request. Zoom meeting details will be sent via your confirmation.

For consultations taking place via Zoom meeting, participants should access the session using a device with video and audio functions.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

Members please log-in to your account and sign up below this listing.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

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