Film & Television

McGrath Legal specialises in contracting for the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films and television programs. We are a Services & Facilities member of Screen Producers Australia. Our screen industry expertise covers all genres including scripted, unscripted and animation.

We regularly advise on the following:

  • Production and Investment Agreements
  • Film financing, investment security and completion bonds
  • Producer tax off-sets and other production incentives
  • Sales agent and distributor agreements
  • Television broadcast licences, format licences and content output deals
  • Rights acquisitions, international co-productions and full commissions
  • Engagement of cast and crew for feature films, television programs and commercials
  • Contracting under entertainment industry Awards and standard agreements
  • Ancillary rights exploitation
  • Applications for government funding and program certification
  • Title searches and chain of title documentation reviews
  • Pre-broadcast legal auditing of film and television programs
  • Liaison with industry regulators and government funding agencies
  • Errors & Omissions clearances
  • Negotiation of contracts on behalf of on-screen talent
  • General commercial advice to businesses and individuals in the screen industry.