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North’s film sector renews legal contract
Richard Williams with Millar McCall Wylie partner Damian McParland

17 May 2019 / business Print

North’s film sector renews legal contract

Northern Ireland Law Firm of the Year’ Millar McCall Wylie has retained the legal services contract for Northern Ireland Screen following a competitive tendering process.

The leading full-service law firm has now bolstered its media and entertainment team following significant growth in its client base.

This marks 18 years of working with the Screen agency.

Richard Williams of Northern Ireland Screen said: “In the face of increasing global competition, Northern Ireland Screen has continued to both attract film and television projects to Northern Ireland and support the growth of local screen production companies.

“As we build a sustainable and dynamic film and television industry in Northern Ireland, we look forward to continuing our work with Millar McCall Wylie.”

The law firm has two offices in Belfast, and has served as legal advisor on over 1,200 television, film and new media productions produced by independent filmmakers and major studios, networks and content providers with total budgets in excess of £2 billion.

Game of Thrones

This includes acting in relation to the financing of the global TV series Game of Thrones and Line of Duty, together with film and TV projects for Netflix, HBO, ESPN, Microsoft/Xbox Studios and BBC, among many others. 

The firm also acts on behalf of a growing range of local production houses, including Fine Point Films, Double Band Films, Erica Starling Productions, Paper Owl Films, Nice One Productions, Causeway Pictures and Wee Buns.

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