News Wiggin advises Lingo Pictures on its sale to ITV Studios

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We’re delighted to have advised multi-award-winning TV production company Lingo Pictures on its sale to ITV Studios.

Lingo Pictures is based in Sydney and is run by founders Helen Bowden and Jason Stephens, two of Australia’s most prolific and highly respected drama producers. They are renowned for producing high quality scripted content including The Secrets She Keeps and Upright, both of which have received strong critical acclaim. Other notable productions include On The Ropes, psychological thriller Wake In Fright, gothic drama Lambs of God, and the upcoming sitcom Queen of Oz starring Catherine Tate.

You can find out more about the deal here.

Michael Brader led the cross-departmental team that advised Lingo Pictures and was assisted by colleagues Benedict Headicar, Stephanie Burns, Clemency Barrett, Jemma Webster (corporate), Seth Roe, Charis Shakespeare, Ellie Sergeant (employment), Medwyn Jones (TV), James Hope (real estate) and Kristian Hall (digital entertainment).

Wiggin’s corporate practice is widely recognised as the leading UK legal advisor in the independent TV M&A and investment market. Brader has advised on over 100 deals in the sector, most recently advising Element Pictures on its sale to Fremantle, Bad Wolf on its sale to Sony Pictures Television,  House Productions on its sale to BBC Studios, Drama Republic on its sale to Mediawan, Red Planet on its sale to Asacha, Anton on its investment in SunnyMarch, Boffola Pictures on its investment from Lookout Point, Silverback Films on its sale to All3Media, Eleven Film and Whisper Films on their sales to Sony, Sister Pictures on its sale to Freelands, Naked Entertainment on its sale to Fremantle, True to Nature on its sale to Sky, The Lighthouse Film & Television and Longboat Pictures on their investments by Sky Studios, 110% Content on its investment by Freelands, South Shore Productions on its investment by ITV and Raindog Film & Television and Maven Pictures on their investments by Calculus.

Brader has previously advised on the sales of a wide range of production companies including Left BankMammothBig TalkNeal StreetLoveSid GentleTwo BrothersThe GardenEleventh HourRawBlast!True NorthWindfallOptomenCPLTwo Four and Firecracker and on investments in companies such as Moonage, Lightbox, Stolen Picture, Firebird, Ray and Monumental.