Jonathan is a commercial lawyer with a strong sectoral focus in film, television, publishing and digital media.

He advises producers and financiers on all aspects of film and television financing, including production finance, tax-based and other government incentives, bank finance, distribution pre-sales and gap financing. He has an extensive knowledge of the sources of finance and works closely with clients in structuring financing packages and deals.

​Jonathan’s many clients include film and television production companies, and he is an experienced business affairs lawyer with a rich knowledge-base in all aspects of film and television production in many genres. He also assists clients in building their businesses with a view to sale, and has represented a number of clients in their negotiations for the disposal of their businesses.

​With the rise of digital media, Jonathan has developed expertise in all aspects of digital distribution and convergence. His clients in this area include distributors of mobile phone entertainment, on-line content distributors, authors and producers.

​Jonathan is a regular speaker on film, television and digital media.

  • "Astute, commercial and practical."
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
  • Jonathan is an "incredibly skilled lawyer and business affairs adviser."
    Chambers & Partners, 2016
  • Clients appreciate Jonathan's ability to "cut through really complex commercial agreements."
    Chambers & Partners, 2016
  • Jonathan Blair is a "commercial thinking lawyer with excellent skills in coproduction financing" ​
    Legal 500, 2015
  • Jonathan Blair is "intuitive, strategic and emotionally intelligent - he thinks in 360 degrees."
    Chambers & Partners, 2015