A group of former Channel 4 lawyers have set up new film and TV legal practice, Creators Counsel.

Prash Naik, Emily Barber and Sandhiya Sophie Argent have launched Creators Counsel in partnership with media and entertainment law firm, JL Media

Creators Counsel has been founded by senior media lawyers Prash Naik, Emily Barber and Sophie Argent who first worked together in Channel 4’s award winning legal department, where Prash was Channel 4’s first General Counsel. Between them, “they have a wealth of specialist pre-publication experience, having advised on, and defended some of the most ground-breaking, cutting-edge and high-risk film and television content.”

Creators Counsel provides specialist content legal advice and JL Media provides specialist commercial and legal affairs advice to television, film, and audio, content creators.

Creators Counsel said, “We are very excited to launch our new venture, supporting filmmakers and producers by enabling them to get the strongest content to air. We are delighted to be partnering with James Jackson, Pennie Crocker and their team at JL Media, which ensures that we can continue to provide our clients with a comprehensive service. The combination of the new team brings a wealth of experience, and we are uniquely placed to help our clients navigate legal challenges and risks”.

JL Media said, “Prash, Emily and Sophie instil great trust in everyone they work with and their combined talents are unrivalled, so we are thrilled to be partnering with them and for our existing clients to benefit from their knowledge of a huge variety of productions. As we celebrate our 10th year, we’ll continue supporting the media industry in the commercial aspects of financing, production, and distribution alongside them”.

Creators Counsel work with companies including 72 Films, Minnow Films, Voltage TV, Empress Films, True Vision, Blast! Films, Five Mile Films and Doc Society.

Jon Creamer

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