• Film, media, games

    chain of title / ancillary rights / MG / VFX / artistic performance / royalties / producers / sponsorship / videogram / P&A / formats / presale / prequel / sequel / artists / spin off / license / film productions / TV shows / series / development / MFN / distribution / options / DGA / document / animation / image / agents / VOD / KRRIT / investor / E&O / treatments / storyline / outline / scripts / cinematography / co-producer / copyright / recoupment plan / audiovisual market / guilds / concessions / F2P / channels / e- gaming / e-sports / soundtrack / platforms / stream

Expertise

This is an area that our lawyers have been involved in for over 20 years. We represent, among others, producers of films, commercials, series, and games. We work with all members of the production - cinematographers, directors, screenwriters, actors, etc.

We support the creators in matters related to project financing, product placement and sponsorship. We handle projects for TV and radio broadcasters, owners and managers of interactive and digital media.

  • Legal services for films and TV series

  • Film distribution - Polish and international

  • Investment in film

  • Product placement, advertising and sponsorship

  • Disputes and negotiations

  • Exploitation in new media and international streaming platforms

  • Celebrities in advertising

  • Content licensing

  • Entertainment formats and programmes

  • Tax and corporate assistance in the media market

  • Regulatory advice

  • Sports broadcasting

  • Creation, operation and transactions of newspapers, internet portals, radio and TV channels

Experience

We have supported producers on more than 100 audiovisual projects (films, series, TV programmes). The SKP team has experience in handling projects produced and licensed for the biggest streaming platforms in the world - including Netflix, Showmax, HBO.

We launched a new sports channel on the Polish market under licence from an American company

Our activities included

  • negotiations with foreign entities regarding license agreements,
  • creating the internal legal framework for the operation of the channel
  • negotiations with a content provider for the TV channel – audiovisual materials, including in particular coverage of specific sports tournaments.

We advise producers of computer games

We draft, review and negotiate contracts necessary for the creation and operation of computer games. We are responsible for contracts with programmers, graphic designers, screenwriters, animation studios, distributors, advertisers, sponsors, media patrons, as well as agreements regarding rights to fictional characters. Among other things, we led the process of acquiring the rights to create a computer game based on a best-selling book by a Polish author.

Film co-productions

We provided comprehensive legal services for numerous Polish film productions and international film co-productions (with partners from Poland, the USA, Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Croatia, Finland, Portugal, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, Finland, India, Mexico, and China, among others).

Legal services for producers and TV formats

We provide ongoing legal services to major Polish TV producers. We prepare and negotiate option contracts for international formats of popular TV entertainment programmes, as well as contracts for the production of programmes based on such formats, contracts between producers and broadcasters, and contracts with jurors, participants and programme partners.

Project leaders

In addition to the day-to-day handling of projects, our team advises industry organisations. It also conducts numerous workshops and training sessions for, among others, the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers (KIPA). Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak are also arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration of the Audiovisual Market (SARA).

News

3 July 2022

SKP lawyers received numerous recommendations in international rankings

In the first half of this year, our team earned a number of recommendations in international legal rankings. In many of them obtaining individual distinctions.   In […]

2 July 2022

Law for PR professionals with SKP experts

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