Lisa is a commercial lawyer especially focused on film, television, digital media and technology.
She spent many years in-house at leading US multinationals such as Disney, Nickelodeon and Discovery Channel before moving back to private practice several years ago. Her in-house experience enables her to offer commercial and pragmatic advice aligned to each client’s business strategy.
She has wide ranging experience in TV/Film production, finance, distribution, advertising/sponsorship, talent, channel carriage, digital media/apps/online, theatre, IP and technology. She advises on co-productions, treaty co-productions, TV and film financing, commissions, distribution deals, Ofcom (and EU) regulatory matters, TV and VOD applications/notifications. She also advises on corporate deals, company set-up, shareholder agreements, JVs and investments.
Her contentious experience includes defamation/fair dealing review of TV/Film content, passing off, copyright infringement, breach of contract and breach of confidence matters (together with Simkins Disputes team).
Her clients include TV/Film production companies, financiers/banks, distributors, broadcasters, talent, technology businesses, post production houses, software/app developers and toy distributors.