Bell Gully's media and entertainment group advises clients across print and broadcast media and film and television. Our work for print and broadcast media companies includes defamation, intellectual property issues, employment and mergers and acquisitions.
We also act for the Broadcasting Standards Authority, in its work to develop and enforce codes of conduct for television and radio programmes in New Zealand.
Our film and television production experience encompasses advising New Zealand production houses and international motion picture companies on the full range of legal issues arising from their New Zealand-based productions. These may include taxation and fiscal incentives, intellectual property rights, production consents and clearances, cast and crew agreements, health and safety, insurance and immigration.
Film and television financing is also a core area of our expertise. We advise companies on their dealings with investors, sales agents, distributors, insurance companies and completion guarantors and have advised the New Zealand Film Commission and New Zealand On Air on investments in New Zealand films.
The firm also advises financiers and production companies on tax structured film investments in New Zealand.