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Field Fisher Waterhouse advises new client NBC Universal on creation of television production company

22 February 2010

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has advised new client NBC Universal on a joint venture with UK film production company Working Title Films, to launch Working Title Television (WTTV). WTTV is a joint venture between NBC Universal, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, both co-Chairmen of Working Title Films and is based in London and Los Angeles.

Leading global media and entertainment company NBC Universal is Working Title’s parent company. Working Title Films is the UK film production company behind hits including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shaun of the Dead. In the US and international markets, WTTV’s output will be distributed by NBC Universal. WTTV’s first US commission is a new NBC pilot, Love Bites, a romantic comedy created by Cindy Chupack, producer and writer of Sex and the City.

Field Fisher Waterhouse head of corporate finance Andrew Blankfield led on the deal, assisted by Tom Ward.

The firm has a strong reputation in the media sector, with major clients including the BBC, Viacom, Hammer Film Holdings and Getty Images. 

Andrew Blankfield said: “We have a leading cross practice media group advising on some of the most high-profile projects in the sector. We are delighted to have completed our first instruction for NBC Universal.”

Working Title Films were advised by Olswang.

For further press information, please contact:
Louise Eckersley, PR Manager, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on +44 (0)20 7861 4120.