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Kate de la Grense

Legal Director

Kate is a legal director in the Film & TV group with over 16 years’ experience advising film and television producers, financiers and distributors. Kate’s background was in film finance but in recent years, her area of expertise has been advising production companies on all aspects of TV and film development work.

“Having been head of legal at a fund which financed films, as well as training and working in top media law firms, I can offer sound legal advice but with real commercial insight. My time ‘in house’ means I understand that you expect succinct, clear answers and guidance which takes into account the realities and challenges of your individual business.

I can guide you through those niggly chain of title and Writers’ Guild issues and help you negotiate your option and writer contracts with agents to ensure you have secured all the rights you need to develop your TV/film projects, whether you are hoping to secure a UK broadcaster commission or whether you’ll need to acquire the necessary SVOD rights for your project to be commissioned by the likes of Apple, Amazon and Netflix.”