The media industry is continually evolving with traditional forms of media moving to digital and online platforms and subscription service models being introduced as former revenue models are under challenge. The rapid pace of change and the impact of new technology means that media lawyers must not only assist clients to chart their way through the ever-expanding range of legislation and regulation affecting the media, but also take an active role in the direction taken by governments and industry authorities.
HWL Ebsworth’s media law experts are industry leaders in the fields of media, social media and new media. Our clients include all of the major television networks, a number of radio networks, advertising agencies and many leading media and publishing companies.
We also act for music and digital entertainment industries, IT companies, e-commerce and multimedia providers, theatre and other live performance companies, film companies, film and television producers, post-production companies, performance facility managers, recording artists and companies, athletes, sports teams and celebrities. We have a nationally-renowned film practice having acted for various entities in hundreds of feature films, as well as many short films, television series and documentaries.
Our team is actively involved in media law reform. Members of our team have regularly appeared before parliamentary committees and have assisted the media with submissions to Government. We work with and for industry bodies to protect media interests. We regularly provide training sessions to media clients on legal issues and the practical implications of change.