• Film and TV drama locations contracts

    This event is exclusively for Production Guild members and affiliates only.


    Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 7.00pm
    At Sheridans, 76 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UR

    Sheridans is pleased to invite Production Guild members to an informal presentation on film and TV drama location agreements.

    The presentation by Anwen Griffiths, will:

    • give an insight into the structure of film financing and the passage of rights
    • discuss the key legal elements of film and TV drama location agreements within the context of the production and delivery of the production as a whole
    • talk through the requirements of the different broadcasters
    • work briefly through the “boiler-plate” and “legalese” (including the standard indemnity provisions)
    • consider best practices and address any elements of the agreements which could be reviewed to assist location managers

    As a leading film and television legal practice, Sheridans is aware that one of the most difficult and challenging areas of papering the production are the location agreements.

    Under tight deadlines and subject always to creative sensibilities, location managers are often charged with either negotiating these complex documents with location owners with little or no knowledge of the industry or otherwise with veteran location providers with their own standard agreement, where the possibility of negotiation is negligible.

    The aim of this presentation is to give an insight into our thinking on these agreements, to address points of difficulty we frequently see on projects and to discuss with you in an open forum how we can best work together to assist the production process.

    Places are limited and will strictly be offered on a first come first served basis. Production Guild members and affiliates can register by emailing hayley@productionguild.com.

    About Anwen

    Anwen Griffiths is a Partner in the Film and TV Groups at Sheridans
    For over 10 years Anwen worked in development and production for independent film and television companies before qualifying as a banking and finance lawyer to act for studios, banks, private equity houses and other funding institutions. 
    Anwen now advises on a broad spectrum of media finance arrangements, including the production, finance and distribution of television programmes and feature films and video game development funding.

    Anwen uses her industry production knowledge and banking background to provide a multi-disciplined service to producers, sales agents, financiers, video game developers and video game funders, with a particular focus on complex structured financings. 

    Anwen is a member of the board of Film Wales and is a guest speaker for courses and talks run by BFI, Film London, Film Wales and The Production Guild.