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The Media industry is vast and fun and creative.  In amongst it all is the rights to the creation.

In the media industry as an individual you can be presented with many contracts, it is important that you get the right advice.  Sometime that advice is not to sign the contract at all!

We can review, advise, draft or negotiate contracts for individuals in the Film, TV, Theatre, Writing and Music business including:

  • Acting Agreements
  • Musician Agreements
  • Writers Agreement
  • Publishing Agreements (Music and Writing)
  • Artist Management Agreements
  • Performance Release Forms
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Endorsement Agreements
  • Producer Agreements

Need a Guest Speaker?

Due to our specialities we are often asked by education establishments to give talks to students.  Here is a list of some of the talks we have held over the last few years.

  • BPP Law School (London) on Social Media “do’s and don’ts”.
  • Bournemouth University on Music Management Agreements and Copyright.
  • The Great Escape (Brighton) on Independent Distribution Agreements.
  • Southampton Solent University on Copyright and Management Agreements.
  • Academy of Music and Sound in Southampton on Copyright, Recorded Music and Publishing.
  • LeAF studio (Bournemouth) on Agents Agreements
  • BPI (London) on Music Distribution Agreements
  • Film Expo South (Southampton) copyright “do’s and don’ts” in the TV and Film industry

If you feel this is something that could be of interest to you, or if you would like any further advice on your creative projects please contact Luke below.

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Luke English

Associate — Corporate and Commercial / Media and Technology

Direct dial: 01202 205022
Switchboard: 01202 557256

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  • “Starting a music career is quite daunting so it was great to have Luke on my side to translate all the legal jargon and make sure the contracts were in my best interests.”

    The Voice Finalist 2018 Lauren Bannon AKA Lloren

  • “ Tweet from LRW Films (@lrwfilms)

    04/02/2017, 17:52
    A pleasure to meet Luke @filmexposouth very helpful and knowledgeable, so if you need help with a contract. @Englishmedia #mediacopyright”

    LRW Films

  • “Great service with clear communication”

    Sebastien Duval

  • “A friendly legal firm which provides good quality contract advice”

    Adrian Lewis

Luke works in both the Commercial and Media and Technology departments.

For Commercial work, Luke advises individuals and companies on their contracts from Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies to Distribution and Manufacturing Agreements. Luke specialises in advising Start-ups and entrepreneurs and helping them to succeed in launching their businesses and building their brands.

For Media and Technology Luke advises companies or individuals for a variety of media contracts including; Management Agreements, Producer Agreements, Record Label Agreements, Publishing Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Performance Release Forms, Acting Agreements, Director Agreements, Film/Still/Music Clearances, Writer Agreements.

Luke loves meeting new clients in the creative industry and helping them to protect their projects.

Away from work Luke DJ’s (he has a vast music collection of vinyl, CD’s and MP3’s) so loves to host a good house party! He also loves live music so whether in the south coast or in London he can be found at live gigs supporting his clients.

You can find out more about Luke here, from an interview he did with the Big Music Project.

http://www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk/tbmp-meets-music-lawyer-luke-english/

 

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