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Sarah Lazarides

Tel:
Work 020 7667 5000
Email:
Web:
www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Work Department

Film, Television & Theatre

Position

Partner in the Film & Television Group, specialising in development, production, financing and distribution work for major Hollywood movies, independent UK feature films and scripted and non-scripted television productions. Recent work includes production advice on Jason Bourne for Universal Studios and The Snowman for Working Title Films, finance, structuring and production advice for Marv’s Eddie the Eagle and rights, production and financing work for Hat Trick Productions and Carnival Film & TV.

Sarah also has extensive expertise in theatre and live events and has assisted on production legal aspects of various West End theatrical productions, including Wicked and War Horse.

Career

Qualified at Harbottle & Lewis in 2009, made partner in 2016

Member

Women in Film & Television

Education

  • University College London (LLB Hons)
  • College of Law


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Next Generation Partners

Sarah Lazarides (Film and TV) - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is noted for its 'breadth of expertise' across theatre, interactive entertainment, media finance, music, film, television and publishing work. The theatre team, which is led by Neil Adleman, regularly acts for producers, theatre owners, subsidised companies and individual writers and directors; it advised on all aspects of the UK and Republic of Ireland tour of the West End production of Motown. The video games group, which is led by Mark Phillips and Alan Moss, is instructed by leading console platforms and publishers, and is regularly engaged on video game financing deals. It is also noted for its e-sports expertise. Abigail Payne heads the media finance team which is experienced across debt, equity and tax-related financings for the film, TV, games, music, publishing and theatre sectors. Elsewhere, the music team is instructed by record labels, publishers, artists, producers, managers and digital music platforms. The film and TV group, where Sarah Lazarides is a pivotal figure, regularly acts as production counsel for major Hollywood productions shooting in the UK and Europe, acts for UK independent film producers and is also instructed by major SVOD platforms. Alex Hardy leads the publishing group, which acts for a number of high-profile publishing houses, authors, publishing sector start-ups and literary agents.

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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