Wed, 16 Jun | Online Meeting, via Zoom or Phone

1-2-1 Clinic: Legal Advice with Leo Hugh-Jones, Clintons

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1-2-1 Clinic: Legal Advice with Leo Hugh-Jones, Clintons

Time & Location

16 Jun, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Online Meeting, via Zoom or Phone

About the Event

Film and television lawyer Leo Hugh-Jones from Clintons’ specialist Film & TV team will be available for 1-2-1 legal consultations on Wednesday 16 June. These will be carried out via Zoom, or phone upon request.

Leo Hugh-Jones is a lawyer in the in Film & TV Group at Clintons. She advises production companies, financiers, film and television businesses, brands and leading talent on the creation, finance and exploitation of audio-visual content across all platforms.  Leo started her legal career in financial services and trained at an investment bank before spending a number of years at a magic circle firm, specialising in regulatory, insolvency and transactional work.  Her keen interest in the arts drove a transition into entertainment law and she was Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Riverstone Pictures before joining Clintons.

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?

Leo 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 their 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 Legal Clinic: Leo Hugh-Jones’ in the email subject line.

Please include in your email:

1. A few bullet points outlining the particular issue you want to discuss and key points 

2. Please provide a contact number

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 email in advance of the session.

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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