Film and Media

We offer a full range of legal expertise and consulting services to German and international media companies on all issues of film and media law. Our attorneys specialize in legal services including film contract law (production/co-production contracts for television series and motion pictures), licensing contracts (in the areas of distribution, television, home entertainment and merchandising), copyright law (option contracts for acquiring material/chemical rights, contracts with actors and with creative and production personnel), co-operation contracts between international film production partners, license distribution, film financing and film promotion including the complete handling of subsidy-based financing relationships, trademark and copyright protection, complete structuring of film production financing, based on completion bonds, presales, and insurance and counsel to media companies on all questions of corporate law, in particular on the legal structure of film funds. 

Our attorneys possess specialized expertise in international acquisitions of film production and distribution companies. Our lawyers work in this field on the basis of past experience in Germany, France, Great Britain, Korea, Hungary and the USA. We also possess in-depth knowledge in designing and establishing film funding structures, and in carrying out the financing transactions. 

Our firm provides advice in an international context. We have been involved in many international film financing projects and productions. This is facilitated by our clients’ and our lawyers’ international self-conception. The founder of our firm, Dr. Malmendier, is a member of the supervisory board of Studio Babelsberg AG and has therefore gained valuable insight into the German and international film industry, including film funding.