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Tilting at Windmills: Recorded Picture Company Limited v Alfama Films Production and Paulo Branco

Terry Gilliam’s first attempt to make “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in 2000 had to be abandoned when one of the principal cast became unwell. The insurer paid out compensation and acquired the rights, which were subsequently sold to Recorded Picture Company Ltd (RPC). Having granted options to three successive production companies, none of …   Read more

Anne Mannion Appointed AOP Chair

Swan Turton are pleased to announce that Anne Mannion, after having served as a board member since 2016, has been appointed to be Chair of the Board of the Association of Photographers (AOP) with effect from 3 June 2019. As the leading UK firm for the photographic industry, Swan Turton has a longstanding relationship with …   Read more

How much is enough for joint authorship? Martin v Kogan

An IPEC judgment in November rejected a claim to joint authorship of a screenplay. The film Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant and directed by Stephen Frears was released in 2016. Nick Martin was credited as the sole author of the screenplay but Julia Kogan claimed to be a joint author of the …   Read more


Supporting our clients at this time

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we want to do all we can to ensure the safety of our people, our clients, and their families while still offering an uninterrupted and full service to our clients.

Although our office is currently closed, we are continuing to work remotely, and are holding client meetings online and/or by phone.

Email addresses for our solicitors can be found in the Our People section of our website.