We negotiate and document the financing of film and television productions. We also represent leading Australian creative properties and talent in their local and international arrangements, primarily in the US, but also across Europe.

In recent years we have represented a number of US studios and overseas production companies on productions shot in Australia. In these capacities we work closely with US studios, agents and attorney's and locally with the senior management of most major Australian media companies and the Government screen agencies.

We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We regularly attend international film and television markets, giving us a greater opportunity to assist our clients to maximise their global reach.

Our goal is to provide personalised service and to work with our clients through all stages of development, finance and production, and to provide ongoing support during the exploitation of their projects.

GREG SITCH – PARTNER

Greg graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and is currently on the University's advisory board for its Centre for Media and Communications Law. Greg has worked as a lawyer in film and television and media generally since 1990. In recent years, Greg has acted as a producer and executive producer of many high profile film and television projects. He has commented widely on the area before industry review committees and at industry conferences both locally and internationally. Greg was a board member of the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

NINA STEVENSON – PARTNER

Nina was awarded the University Medal for Law from the University of New South Wales. She has worked as a lawyer in the film industry for over 30 years, including 5 years 'hands on' production work. She regularly gives lectures to the film community, has contributed to various publications and has acted as a consultant to the Australian Film Commission, working on International Co-Productions and in Film Development. Nina was a board member of the Australian Film Institute and was Deputy Chair of the Australian Film Finance Corporation (the FFC, now Screen Australia).

DUNCAN GORDONSENIOR SOLICITOR

Duncan first started working in this area of practice over a decade ago and has worked on numerous Australian television and feature films. He has also provided extensive work for government agencies in advising on their investment and other financing in television and film production.

EVE FOREMANSENIOR SOLICITOR

Eve has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of International Studies from Flinders University. She has 'hands on' experience working in film and television in the production office, script department and in continuity. Since joining Macleay William, Eve has developed particular expertise in contracting cast and crew and 'foreign actors', including the relevant industry requirements and regulatory framework and has given seminars on this topic to colleagues and students.

LUCA COSTANZOSENIOR SOLICITOR

Luca has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne. Luca joined Macleay William at its inception and practices in film and television financing. He has extensive experience in television licensing, including licensing to all Australian television networks, overseas broadcasters and foreign format licensing. Luca also has experience in the mergers and acquisitions practice of a leading Australian international law firm.

SARAH LUTTRELLSOLICITOR

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of South Australia as well as a Bachelor of Media from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Sarah has previously worked in research and communications. Since joining Macleay William in 2015, Sarah has worked on the financing and marketing of a number of film and television productions.

 

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