Media and Entertainment

Gateway’s Media & Entertainment Practice Group seeks to assist media and entertainment companies/individuals and practitioners of the arts in identifying and enforcing their legal rights and liabilities vis-à-vis the creative works they create, produce or perform, and also on matters relating to the subsequent commercialisation and exploitation of their creative works and artistic rights.

The lawyers in the Practice Group have experience in negotiating, advising and structuring a range of transactions in the following areas:

  • Options for literary properties
  • Acquisition of remake and subsequent production rights
  • Development (including screenwriting and acquisition of underlying properties)
  • Production and international co-productions
  • Production services
  • Financing (bank and equity investment)
  • Music synchronisation licenses
  • Audio recording
  • Sales agency and distribution/exploitation of rights
  • Publishing arrangements
  • Advertising, marketing and creative services
  • Talent services and management
  • Live event management
  • Regulatory compliance

Our clients include regional and foreigner studios, media start-ups, independent content creators and providers and strategic investors.