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 production , finance and distribution , 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 some of the leading 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 has advised on a number of high profile productions commissioned by UK broadcasters, US Studios and SVOD operators . 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.
Jonathan has developed expertise in all aspects of digital exploitation and his clients in this area include distributors of mobile phone entertainment, on-line content distributors, talent, authors and producers.
Jonathan is a regular speaker on film, television and digital media