Film and Television

The film and television industry in Uganda has blossomed tremendously over the past decade. The digital age has had a dramatic impact on both rights exploitation and rights protection in the television and film industries. National boundaries no longer have the importance they once had and content deals and rights infringement have to be considered in a global context.

The film and television industry is facing a constant challenge to prevent privacy which has increased in recent years by the ease of distribution of content through new media. We assist our clients in the prevention of unauthorised exploitation of their content.The digital age has also created opportunities for our clients.

The film and television industries are adapting at a rapid pace to the changing demands of consumers as to when and by what means they have access to television content as a result of the increase of on-demand services. Deals for the distribution of content often transcend national boundaries, and our global expertise enables us to advise on the biggest multi-jurisdictional transactions in this area.

If the production and exploitation of a film or television programme does not go according to plan, we have a dispute resolution team capable of resolving disputes in the media industry.

We also have experience of preventing distribution of television programmes where the content infringes our client's rights in relation to confidentiality, privacy and defamation