Media & Entertainment

Overview

Our media and entertainment practice group has experience in all phases of a complex sports and entertainment industry as well as the media production process, from idea to marketing and merchandising. This practice group works collaboratively with other practice groups, as well as the BVI Film Commission, to provide a seamless solution to our local and international entertainment, sports and media clients, which includes:

  • Representing authors, producers, writers, actors, directors, and musicians
  • Advising on production , finance and distribution agreements involving a BVI element
  • Negotiating publishing agreements
  • Structuring production and financing entities
  • Investor financing arrangements
  • Advising on option agreements and underlying rights acquisition agreement, which facilitate the production of films and music videos among other things
  • Assets exploitation, including the sale and merger of cinematic assets as part of film library transactions involving BVI entities
  • Rights clearance involving BVI entities
  • Privacy, publicity and defamation issues
  • Errors & Omission Reviews
  • Sports agreements, including team, tournament, league and event contracting, sponsorship and promotion agreements
  • Team branding, including naming rights for teams and venues
  • Construction and leasing of sporting and other entertainment facilities
  • Advising on risk management issues in relation to venues, events and competitors

Our People

Name & Title Phone E-mail
Jamal S. Smith
Founder & Principal
(284)494-2518 Ext 223 jamal.smith@thorntonsmith.com

 

Our Media Center

Date Media Type Title
26 May 2011  Alert No. 2 of 2011  RAISING MONEY FOR THE POPE: FILM FINANCING IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
24 June 2011 Legislation Motion Picture Industry Act

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