News Wiggin lawyer to feature on BVE 2013 panel

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Wiggin Lawyer, Alexander Lea, will feature in one of this year’s BVE 2013 seminars. BVE is the essential broadcast and production technology event, showcasing a selection of products, services and technologies for taking content from conception to consumption.

Alexander’s seminar – ‘Filming abroad, a practical, legal, and financial overview’ – will cover why you should film overseas, what you should consider before deciding where you should film, and the tax, legal and financial aspects of filming overseas.

Alexander is a lawyer in Wiggin’s Film and TV practice. He advises clients ranging from the Hollywood studios and major broadcasters, to first-time independent producers, on all aspects of film and television financing and production, from rights creation and acquisition through to development, finance, production and distribution.

Alexander commented: “I was pleased to be invited to take part in this seminar, particularly as this is such an exciting time the for film and TV sector. The new UK TV tax credit is due to be introduced in April of this year, and it is expected to have a transformative effect on the TV industry. Wiggin spearheaded this campaign, so it is something that is particularly close to our hearts and I’m sure it will be of interest to many BVE delegates.”

“It promises to be an informative event”, says Doug Marshall from The Knowledge/KFTV. “We have a variety of speakers who are all presenting hands-on knowledge about filming abroad. Topics will include where to shoot, what to take, who to bring and how to arrange co-production agreements. Aside from Alexander for the legal aspects, we have a film commissioner who can tell us about locations and tax incentives, and a creative producer with worldwide feature film experience.”