Our specialist team of solicitors has the knowledge and experience to assist and advise you in a variety of Media and Entertainment related legal issues. We are able to give practical, commercial advice on all aspects of the creative arts, such as music, dance, films, theatre and television. The range of work conducted by our Media and Entertainment team includes:
- Sports media rights agreements
- Film and television production agreements
- Film and television funding agreements
- Data rights agreements
- Talent and rights clearance agreements
- Copyright law and infringement
- Mobile app development agreements
- Event staging agreements
- Merchandising and endorsement agreements
- Publishing agreements
- Advice on trade mark licensing
- Advertisements and promotions
- Commercial media contracts and transactions
- Intellectual property rights
The boutique nature of the firm means that our Media and Entertainment team works closely with clients, aiming to add real value as trusted advisors. We do so by thoroughly understanding your needs and then delivering high-quality specialist advice in a bespoke and personalised manner.
Clients include; Football Association of Wales, Clwb Ifor Bach, Ubiquity Group, Black Sheep Industries, Why Hide Ltd, Messy Hands Production Ltd, Tarian Cyf and Zest Sports Group.
The Legal 500
The firm is recognised as ‘Top Tier’ for Media and Entertainment in Wales by The Legal 500, the highest possible ranking for this sector. Consultant Solicitor Sara Griffiths is also ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Media and Entertainment in Wales. Sara is the only solicitor in Wales to be recognised with this accreditation for three consecutive editions of The Legal 500
Commenting on the firm’s Media and Entertainment ranking, The Legal 500 noted:
“Media and entertainment is one of the core specialisms of boutique Cardiff-based firm Loosemores Solicitors. Consequently it has ‘the requisite detailed industry knowledge to effectively serve its clients’. Herself benefiting from in-house expertise in her former role as head of legal and business affairs at S4C, consultant Sara Griffiths has ‘an outstanding understanding of how the media sector works in Wales’, and has been pivotal to the firm’s success in the field. ‘Very approachable and attentive’ senior partner Mark Loosemore is also regularly engaged in media and entertainment-related matters pursuant to the sports industry.”
Mark Loosemore, Senior Partner
Mark is a commercial solicitor who joined the firm as Senior Partner in April 2016. Mark is head of the Media and Entertainment team at Loosemores. He has extensive experience in negotiating major commercial agreements in Sport, Media and Entertainment, including:
English Premier League (EPL) and English Football League (EFL) media and data rights agreements, Wales rugby and football teams’ match fees and image rights agreements as well as UEFA Champions League Final 2017 commercial agreements.
The firm’s Media and Entertainment team was established in 2016, with the arrival of Senior Partner, Mark Loosemore, who has extensive expertise and experience in Media and Entertainment matters. Further key appointments and numerous new projects have made 2020 an exciting year of rapid development for our Media and Entertainment team.
Sara Griffiths, Consultant
Sara was Head of Legal Affairs at S4C for many years, before returning to private practice in 2012. During her time at S4C, Sara drafted and negotiated the S4C content commissioning agreements (both licences and assignments), pioneered the first S4C coproduction documents and negotiated with international partners on many co-productions. Sara also negotiated terms with the Musician’s Union, Equity, Writers Guild, Directors UK and BECTU, and she also advised on agreements dealing with all links in the digital transmission chain including Sky, Arqiva and Channel 4.
Sara’s recent Media and Entertainment work at Loosemores has included advising on commercial agreements for a high profile documentary (nominated for a BAFTA Cymru award) and a recently released horror film. She has also advised on commercial agreements involving data rights exploitation. Late 2019 and early 2020 has seen Sara’s client base in the Media and Entertainment sector growing rapidly.
Sara is a member of Women in Film and Television, BAFTA Cymru and the Royal Television Society.