Media and Entertainment

Blueprint Law has one of the leading entertainment and media law practices in Australia, offering international experience and local expertise.

media and entertainment

We believe that understanding the media and entertainment industries in which we operate is essential to providing a first rate service.

Our media and entertainment lawyers have worked for specialist media, music and entertainment law firms internationally and have also been heads of legal and business affairs for entertainment companies operating in live theatre, film and television productions.

Our first-hand in-house industry knowledge gives us a thorough understanding of the commercial and creative objectives of our clients. We combine our industry knowledge with extensive experience as corporate and commercial lawyers to ensure that clients receive the highest quality advice and legal and business affairs services at highly competitive rates.

We also provide strategic and pragmatic advice in resolving legal disputes and our litigation team is experienced in protecting, enforcing and defending rights in the entertainment industries.

Our lawyers Gary Rogers, Christine Newman and Ted Cawrey have extensive experience in all aspects of film and television work, and have worked in the industry in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and London. Most recently, Christine Newman was head of legal and business affairs for a leading independent producer in Sydney for 7 years, and Ted Cawrey headed up the in-house team at one of the world's most prolific funders of film and television content.

For more information about our expertise in live theatre and our theatre practice, which is headed by Nick Hart.

Our experience includes:

  • Film and television production
  • Co-productions
  • Option and purchase deals
  • Financing and investment agreements
  • Production incentives and the Australian Producer Offsets
  • Interparty agreements
  • Completion guarantees
  • Distribution and sales agency arrangements
  • Television format licensing
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Live events

We also advise clients many other areas of entertainment and media law, such as:

Celebrity Law

  • Defamation
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Talent agreements
  • Sponsorship and endorsement arrangements

Sports and Events Law

  • Event organisation and sponsorship
  • Brand management
  • Commercial rights and media exploitation
  • Ticketing issues
  • Manufacture, sale and distribution of associated sporting goods