Media & Entertainment
In today’s connected, content-driven world, media & entertainment businesses face a continuous challenge to push the boundaries, create new opportunities, adapt swiftly to disruption and defend their rights.
Among the forces at play are the proliferation of distribution channels, the pervasiveness of social media, the demand for authenticity, the rise of streaming, and the fast pace of market change. In order to maximise value, protect brand and talent, and minimise risk, carefully planned commercial strategies, well-protected and fully exploited intellectual property rights, and water-tight contractual agreements are a necessity.
For us, the creative business is our business, and our team is top-ranked for its expertise in the media & entertainment space. We work with the biggest names in the business and innovative new entrants to the market, as well as the major brands who are looking to capitalise on emerging opportunities in this sphere. Our large, dedicated team – many of whom have worked within the industry– means we have a unique perspective, enabling us to deliver sound advice and develop practical solutions for our clients.
You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.
Government’s “porn block” roll out delayed01 April 2019
Two weeks ago we commented on the anticipated introduction of age verification controls on porn sites which were due to come into force today. It is now understood that the implementation of these controls has been delayed, with some media outlets reporting that an official announcement is expected this week.
Programmatically Speaking28 March 2019
What does this year and next hold in store for the sellers and buyers of digital advertising inventory and those in between?
Nigel Dewar Gibb to speak at TGE Elevate event: TGE launches new programme to help next generation of music industry leaders21 March 2019
Nigel Dewar Gibb will be speaking at the upcoming TGE Conference , which this year takes place at its new home at Jury’s Inn Waterfront from 8-11 May 2019 in Brighton, England.
Social media platforms under increasing pressure to protect users from harm21 March 2019
For many of us, using social media has become an integral part of life. However we are increasingly aware of the impact of social media on mental health and the harm that can be caused from exposure to certain content which is easily accessible online, as well as the harm that can be caused from misuse of personal data and data breaches. Access to content promoting terrorism and the increasing prevalence of ‘fake news’ and hate speech have all made headlines recently.
Media & Entertainment Legal Digest: January - February 201901 March 2019
Welcome to the latest issue of our ‘Media & Entertainment Legal Digest’. We have selected the legal and regulatory developments from the past two months or so that we think are most likely to be of interest, with a link to the official source or full text of the item.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners12 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc04 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times: Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads23 January 2019
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has commented in articles for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times which discuss the recent agreement from sixteen social media stars to clearly state if they have been paid or received any gifts or loans of products they endorse online.